Melinda Gates | The Moment of Lift
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We are delighted to be one of the bookstores supporting the virtual event with Melinda Gates as she celebrates the paperback release of her book The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World. This is a ticketed event; and there are 200 tickets. The first 100 tickets will come with a paperback copy of The Moment of Lift and a signed bookplate; the remaining 100 tickets will come with a paperback copy of The Moment of Lift.
This event will be ticketed through Eventbrite. We will let you know when your books are available for in-store pickup and all other books will be shipped after the event.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 7:00pm Central time
Blue Willow Bookshop expects all participants to maintain an atmosphere of respect and fairness. Any comments or questions that violate this standard of behavior including any form of harassment, may, at the discretion of the organizers, be immediately removed.
About The Moment of Lift:
For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission. Her goal, as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift a society up, invest in women.
In this candid and inspiring book, Gates traces her awakening to the link between women's empowerment and the health of societies. She shows some of the tremendous opportunities that exist right now to “turbo-charge" change. And she provides simple and effective ways each one of us can make a difference.
Convinced that all women should be free to decide whether and when to have children, Gates took her first step onto the global stage to make a stand for family planning. That step launched her into further efforts: to ensure women everywhere have access to every kind of job; to encourage men around the globe to share equally in the burdens of household work; to advocate for paid family leave for everyone; to eliminate gender bias in all its forms.
Throughout, Gates introduces us to her heroes in the movement towards equality, offers startling data, shares moving conversations she's had with women from all over the world—and shows how we can all get involved.
A personal statement of passionate conviction, this book tells of Gates' journey from a partner working behind the scenes to one of the world's foremost advocates for women, driven by the belief that no one should be excluded, all lives have equal value, and gender equity is the lever that lifts everything.
- $20 + Eventbrite fee for IN STORE PICK UP
- $30 + Eventbrite fee for US shipping
If you prefer in-store pick up, please pick up your unclaimed book(s) within a month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.
International Shipping is $35. If you live outside the United States and need to arrange shipping please contact Cathy@bluewillowbookshop.com.
Still have questions? Email Cathy@bluewillowbookshop.com.
This event is presented by Blue Willow Bookshop and Flatiron Books.
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How can we summon a moment of lift for human beings—and especially for women? Because when you lift up women, you lift up humanity.