THE MOMENT OF LIFT
BY MELINDA GATES (BLUEBIRD BOOKS) R249*
American philanthropist Melinda Gates opens up about the lessons she’s learnt from the people she’s met on her international travels over the past 20 years.
Using these anecdotes, Melinda, who co-chairs one of the largest philanthropic organisations in the world, shows how the best way to change the world is to empower women by offering them basic liberties such as education, contraception and the right to choose who they marry.
It could all be so serious but it’s not because Melinda is so passionate about helping others.
Laced through are revealing insights about her life – such as how she and her billionaire husband, Bill Gates, bonded over their mutual love of puzzles and maths games.
She also speaks about how she made sure he did his fair share after they had kids and how she fought tooth and nail to step out of his shadow and claim her place on the world stage.