Parnassus Books and Flatiron Books are excited to welcome Melinda Gates for a virtual event to launch the paperback of her New York Times bestseller THE MOMENT OF LIFT: How Empowering Women Changes the World.
The virtual event will take place January 12, 2021 at 7:00 PM Central time.This will be a Zoom event, and tickeholders will receive the Zoom link by email the day of the event.
All tickets include a paperback copy of The Moment of Lift and a signed bookplate, while supplies last.
Books will be available for pick-up at the store or shipped following publication date of January 12, 2021.
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.