No hay vuelta atrás: El poder de las mujeres para cambiar el mundo / The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World (Paperback)

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A terrific read! Melinda Gates opens up about her personal journey from private citizen to public advocate. She shares insights about her childhood, a career as one of very few women in tech, her marriage to Bill Gates, raising kids, and embarking on a mission of philanthropy, largely focused on gender equality. Written in authentic voice and for all the right reasons this book is an engaging, inspiring, and enlightening memoir.

— Carolyn

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Una llamada a la acción para empoderar a las mujeres y cambiar el mundo.

Desde hace más de veinte años, Melinda Gates lidera una misión. Su objetivo, como copresidenta de la Fundación Bill & Melinda Gates, ha sido hallar soluciones para las personas con necesidades imperiosas, en cualquier lugar del mundo. Y fruto de su labor ha comprobado cómo para dar un impulso eficaz a una sociedad, hay que invertir en las mujeres.

En este libro sincero e inspirador, Gates rememora esa experiencia personal, defiende con empeño el vínculo entre el empoderamiento de las mujeres y el desarrollo de las sociedades y expone las grandes oportunidades para el cambio que existen en este momento excepcional.

A lo largo de su intensa actividad en el escenario mundial, Melinda Gates ha promovido la planificación familiar, defendido que las mujeres tengan acceso a todo tipo de trabajo, alentado a los hombres a compartir por igual las cargas del trabajo doméstico, abogado por un permiso familiar remunerado para todos y luchado contra la discriminación de género en todas sus formas.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

“The Moment of Lift is an urgent call to courage. It changed how I think about myself, my family, my work, and what’s possible in the world. Melinda weaves together vulnerable, brave storytelling and compelling data to make this one of those rare books that you carry in your heart and mind long after the last page.” ―Brené Brown, Ph.D., author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Dare to Lead
A debut from Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women's empowerment.

“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.”

For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission 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, you need to stop keeping women down.

In this moving and compelling book, Melinda shares lessons she’s learned from the inspiring people she’s met during her work and travels around the world. As she writes in the introduction, “That is why I had to write this book―to share the stories of people who have given focus and urgency to my life. I want all of us to see ways we can lift women up where we live.”

Melinda’s unforgettable narrative is backed by startling data as she presents the issues that most need our attention―from child marriage to lack of access to contraceptives to gender inequity in the workplace. And, for the first time, she writes about her personal life and the road to equality in her own marriage. Throughout, she shows how there has never been more opportunity to change the world―and ourselves.

Writing with emotion, candor, and grace, she introduces us to remarkable women and shows the power of connecting with one another. When we lift others up, they lift us up, too.

About the Author


Melinda Gates, copresidenta de la Fundación Bill y Melinda Gates, la fundación privada más grande del mundo y premio Príncipe de Asturias de Cooperación Internacional en 2006, ha dedicado su vida a lograr mejoras transformadoras en la salud y la prosperidad de las familias, las comunidades y las sociedades. El núcleo de su trabajo es empoderar a las mujeres y las niñas para ayudarlas a realizar todo su potencial.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781644730126
ISBN-10: 164473012X
Publisher: Conecta
Publication Date: June 25th, 2019
Pages: 288