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Book Club Discussion of 'The Moment of Lift' by Melinda French Gates '86, MBA'87

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Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm CDT

Location:  Virtual via Zoom
Nashville, Tennessee United States


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The book club of the Duke Nashville Women's Forum has maintained a healthy, lively and regular discussion group over the last three years, providing an opportunity for Duke women to build relationships, enjoy intellectually stimulating conversation and advance our understanding of the world "out there," despite the recent limitations of the pandemic. We invite you to join us for our March discussion of The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda French Gates '86, MBA '87. Thie discussion will be led by by Emily Davis '19 and book club leader Christine Proud Doeg '87.

As described on Gates's Evoke community website:

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

The Moment of Lift 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.

We look forward to discussing this timely and important book with you.

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