Melinda Gates with Luvvie Ajayi Jones

Flatiron Books and Elliott Bay Book Company are excited to present Melinda Gates for a national virtual event to launch the paperback of her New York Times bestseller, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World. Melinda Gates will appear in conversation with writer and podcaster Luvvie Ajayi Jones. About The Moment of Lift: For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission. Her goal, as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been 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, invest in women. In this candid and inspiring book, Melinda Gates traces her awakening to the link between women's empowerment and the health of societies. She shows some of the tremendous opportunities that exist right now to “turbo-charge" change. And she provides simple and effective ways each one of us can make a difference.

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.

Luvvie Ajayi Jones is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker and podcast host who thrives at the intersection of comedy, media, and justice. Her debut book I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual was released to critical acclaim, hitting the New York Times bestselling list at #5. Her new book Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual (to be published on March 2 by Penguin Life) is available for preorder now. She is also co-creator of the #SharetheMicNow global movement and hosts her podcast, Professional Troublemaker.

This is a virtual event hosted on Zoom Webinar. Registration on Eventbrite is required. All tickets ($23) include a paperback copy of The Moment of Lift and a signed bookplate, while supplies last. A Zoom link will be sent to you by Flatiron Books before the event. Ticket sales END on Monday, January 11 at 4 p.m. or when tickets sell out.

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The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250257727
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - January 12th, 2021

Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984881908
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order: Scroll Down to Product Details for Release Date
Published: Penguin Life - March 2nd, 2021

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 5:00pm
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