THE MO­MENT OF LIFT

DRUM - - Chill Out - – JANE VORSTER

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.

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