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The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates


Pulling ourselves away of our daily routines to travel can impact us deeply, to the point where our lives shift direction.

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For Melinda and Bill Gates, their trip in 1993 did just that. They tore themselves away from Microsoft to travel to Africa. When they returned, conversations with dinner guests about their trip developed into a discussion that millions of children were dying from diarrhea.

Fuelled by a passion to prevent further child mortality led to the creation of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Melinda Gates shares stories of remarkable people who stand up against inequalities and injustices faced by women and children around the world.

Some stories may be difficult to read but they should not be ignored.

The victories in fighting discrimination make you want to throw your fists in the air and cheer “Yes!” 

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