17 Memorable Quotes From Melinda Gates’ New Book ‘The Moment of Lift’

Throughout her new book, “The Moment of Lift,” Melinda Gates notes that “the best way to fight back is to speak up, to say openly the same thing that others stigmatize.”

A philanthropist, businesswoman, and global advocate for women and girls, Gates shares stories of impoverished women who have learned to speak for themselves, often in oppressive environments where their voice is not respected and their status as contributing members of their communities. .

Boldness also resonates throughout the book in the personal stories of Gates, who, for the first time, wrote about the path to parity in her own marriage to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. She addresses gender bias in the data, her search for support for contraception, and inequality in the Catholic faith.

You can hear her speak in Nashville on Wednesday at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.