Brené With Melinda Gates on The Moment of Lift Brené With Melinda Gates on The Moment of Lift
January 20, 2021

Brené with Melinda Gates on
The Moment of Lift

In this episode, I talk with philanthropist and global advocate for women and girls, Melinda Gates. We talk about empathy, the power of story, and about her book, The Moment of Lift – a clear and powerful call to action for gender equity.

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Melinda Gates

Picture of Melinda Gates smiling
Caption: Picture of Melinda Gates smiling

Melinda French Gates is a philanthropist, businesswoman, and global advocate for women and girls. As the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda sets the direction and priorities of the world’s largest philanthropy. She is also the founder of Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company working to drive social progress for women and families in the United States, and the author of the bestselling book The Moment of Lift.

Melinda grew up in Dallas, Texas. She received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Duke University and an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School. Melinda spent the first decade of her career developing multimedia products at Microsoft before leaving the company to focus on her family and philanthropic work. She lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband, Bill. They have three children, Jenn, Rory, and Phoebe.

Melinda Gates Shares 6 Favorite songs. Click to listen now on Spotify.
Melinda Gates Shares 6 Favorite songs. Click to listen now on Spotify.

Show Notes

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
Caption: The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates is a timely and necessary call to action for women’s empowerment. 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. Throughout, she shows how there has never been more opportunity to change the world―and ourselves.

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