Wed, 17 July 2019

6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

How Empowering Women Changes the World

Melinda French Gates in conversation with Hannah MacInnes


Emmanuel Centre

9-23 Marsham Street London, SW1P 3DW

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In her book, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World, Melinda Gates makes a bold claim: when we lift up women, we lift up humanity.

After years of travel, humanitarian work and extensive research, Melinda will introduce us to the women she’s met along the way. Their stories are brutally honest, gut-wrenching, inspiring and triumphant. They show us how, time and time again, empowered women rise up and bring their families and communities with them.

Melinda will also share her own personal journey to achieving equality in her marriage, finding her voice and becoming an advocate for women and girls. She will explain how the women she has met have called her to action. And at this critical moment, she will call us to action too—urging us to drive progress in our homes, workplaces and communities.

This conversation will fill your heart with hope and the determination to empower yourself and others. It will also ignite your sense of urgency, leaving you convinced that equality can’t wait.

This event is presented in partnership with The Telegraph Women Mean Business campaign, which aims to raise awareness around how investing and empowering women in business and the workplace benefits society as a whole. Find out more here.

Praise for Melinda Gates:

‘Melinda Gates has spent many years working with women around the world. This book charts her own evolution as a feminist and celebrates the stories of others who inspired her on her journey. It is an urgent manifesto for an equal society where women are valued and recognized in all spheres of life. Most of all, it is a call for unity, inclusion and connection. We need this message more than ever.‘ – Malala Yousafzai

‘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 New York Times #1 bestseller Dare to Lead

This book is a beautiful and concise mission statement on what we need to do to move society forward- continue to empower women. At every level and in all places women are truly the bedrock supporting their communities.‘ – Trevor Noah

Melinda Gates’s book is a lesson in listening. A powerful, poignant, and ultimately humble call to arms.‘ – Tara Westover, author of Educated