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The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
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really liked it
bookshelves: first-reads, non-fiction, feminism

I won a copy of this book from a goodreads' First Reads giveaway

As the subtitle states, this book is about empowering women to help make the world a better place. In this book, Melinda Gates talks about her work with the Gates Foundation and how through that foundation she is working with others to help empower women. She shares her own stories and the stories of others that she has heard through her philanthropic work. She focuses on different topics like child marriage, family planning, access to education for girls, unpaid labor (i.e. the work women do to run their household). Melinda and her foundation are working to help raise awareness of these issues and to remedy them where they can be.

While the book shows that we have a ways to go, it did leave me feeling hopeful.
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Reading Progress

January 26, 2019 – Shelved
January 26, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
February 1, 2019 – Shelved as: first-reads
April 8, 2019 – Started Reading
April 8, 2019 – Shelved as: non-fiction
April 8, 2019 – Shelved as: feminism
April 12, 2019 –
page 89
April 16, 2019 –
page 176
April 17, 2019 – Finished Reading

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