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The Moment of Lift

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ISBN10 : 1250313562

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Number of Pages : 224

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “In her book, Melinda tells the stories of the inspiring people she’s met through her work all over the world, digs into the data, and powerfully illustrates issues that need our attention—from child marriage to gender inequity in the workplace.” — President Barack Obama “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 the New York Times #1 bestseller Dare to Lead “Melinda Gates has spent many years working with women around the world. This book 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 "Melinda Gates's book is a lesson in listening. A powerful, poignant, and ultimately humble call to arms." — Tara Westover, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Educated A debut from Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women's empowerment. “How can we summon a moment of lift for human beings – and especially for women? Because when you lift up women, you lift up humanity.” For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission 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, you need to stop keeping women down. In this moving and compelling book, Melinda shares lessons she’s learned from the inspiring people she’s met during her work and travels around the world. As she writes in the introduction, “That is why I had to write this book—to share the stories of people who have given focus and urgency to my life. I want all of us to see ways we can lift women up where we live.” Melinda’s unforgettable narrative is backed by startling data as she presents the issues that most need our attention—from child marriage to lack of access to contraceptives to gender inequity in the workplace. And, for the first time, she writes about her personal life and the road to equality in her own marriage. Throughout, she shows how there has never been more opportunity to change the world—and ourselves. Writing with emotion, candor, and grace, she introduces us to remarkable women and shows the power of connecting with one another. When we lift others up, they lift us up, too.

SUMMARY - The Moment Of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes The World By Melinda Gates

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Number of Pages : 35

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Book Summary: * Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. As you read this summary, you will discover how helping women find their place in society could change the world. You will also discover : that Melinda Gates is a leading figure in the fight for gender equality; that lack of contraception is the leading cause of poverty; that women don't always have power over their own bodies; that many benefits are denied or prohibited to women by law or by men; that changing mentalities is a long road to parity. Melinda Gates, wife of Bill Gates, had the opportunity to travel the world regularly. By meeting people from all walks of life, she realized how difficult it was for women to gain freedom in society. Melinda Gates cares about women and wants more than anything else to assert their rights and give them the recognition they deserve. From women in America to young girls in Africa, discover the many barriers that prevent them from taking flight! *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

Summary & Analysis of The Moment of Lift

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Book Summary: PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. If you are the author, publisher, or representative of the original work, please contact [email protected] with any questions or concerns. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2XUGhrK Philanthropist and women’s rights activist, Melinda Gates, flexes her heart-wrenching anecdotes in preparation for a fight like no other. She urges humanity to gather their forces, taking up the weapons of inclusion and equal partnership for the dawning of a new age of reason. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Key takeaways from each chapter - Discussions on international women's issues including maternal care, access to contraceptives, inequality, child marriages, and more - Editorial Review - Background on Melinda Gates About the Original Book: It’s a sobering commentary on domination and vengeance, a battle cry for the empowerment of the women of the world in the fight for progress. Melinda Gates uses her role as co-founder of a philanthropic organization with her husband (Bill Gates of Microsoft) to give voice to the plight of the marginalized. She addresses the greatest problems of our day, pinpointing the source to our blind spot: inequality. It’s not so much feminist fanfare as it is a key to unlocking a better world. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, The Moment of Lift.ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2XUGhrK to purchase a copy of the original book.

Showing Up for Life

Author : Bill Gates, Sr.,Mary Ann Mackin

ISBN10 : 0385530374

Publisher : Currency

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Self-Help

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Book Summary: A heartfelt, deeply personal book that shines a bright light on the values and principles that Bill Gates Sr. has learned over a lifetime of “showing up”: lessons that he learned growing up during the Great Depression, and that he instilled in his children and continues to practice on the world stage as the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Through the course of several dozen narratives arranged in roughly chronological fashion, Gates introduces the people and experiences that influenced his thinking and guided his moral compass. Among them: the scoutmaster who taught him about teamwork and self reliance; and his famous son, Trey, whose curiosity and passion for computers and software led him to ultimately co-found Microsoft. Through revealing stories of his daughters, Kristi and Libby; his late wife, Mary, and his current wife, Mimi; and his work with Nelson Mandela and Jimmy Carter, among others, he discusses the importance of hard work, getting along, honoring a confidence, speaking out, and much more. Showing Up for Life translates one man’s experiences over fourscore years of living into an inspiring road map for readers everywhere. As Bill Gates Sr. puts it: "I’m 83 years old. Representing the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and everyone who is a part of it has given me the opportunity to see more of the world and its rich possibilities than most people ever do. I never imagined that I’d be working this late in life, or enjoying it so much."

The Book of Awakening

Author : Mark Nepo

ISBN10 : 1633411672

Publisher : Red Wheel

Number of Pages : 456

Category : Self-Help

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Book Summary: A new edition of the #1 NYT’s bestseller by Mark Nepo, who has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time” and “a consummate storyteller.” Philosopher-poet and cancer survivor Mark Nepo opens a new season of freedom and joy—an escape from deadening, asleep-at-the wheel sameness—that is both profound and clarifying. His spiritual daybook is a summons to reclaim aliveness, liberate the self, take each day one at a time, and savor the beauty offered by life's unfolding. Reading his poetic prose is like being given second sight, exposing the reader to life's multiple dimensions, each one drawn with awe and affection. The Book of Awakening is the result of Nepo’s journey of the soul and will inspire others to embark on their own. He speaks of spirit and friendship, urging readers to stay vital and in love with this life, no matter the hardships. Encompassing many traditions and voices, Nepo's words offer insight on pain, wonder, and love. Each entry is accompanied by an exercise that will surprise and delight the reader in its mind-waking ability.

The Double X Economy

Author : Linda Scott

ISBN10 : 0374720355

Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: Winner of the 2020 Porchlight Business Book of the Year Award One of The Guardian's Best Books of 2020. Finalist for the 2020 Royal Science Society Book Prize and the 2020 Porchlight Business Book Awards. Longlisted for the 2020 Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year “Linda Scott shines a light on women’s essential and often invisible contributions to our global economy—while combining insight, analysis, and interdisciplinary data to make a compelling and actionable case for unleashing women’s economic power.” —Melinda Gates, author of The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World A leading thinker's groundbreaking examination of women's economic empowerment Linda Scott coined the phrase “Double X Economy” to address the systemic exclusion of women from the world financial order. In The Double X Economy, Scott argues on the strength of hard data and on-the-ground experience that removing those barriers to women’s success is a win for everyone, regardless of gender. Scott opens our eyes to the myriad economic injustices that constrain women throughout the world: fathers buying and selling daughters against their will; husbands burning brides whose dowries have been spent; men appropriating women’s earnings and widows’ land; banks discriminating against women applying for loans; corporations paying women less than men; men treating women as their intellectual inferiors due to primitive notions of female brain development; governments depriving women of affordable childcare; and so much more. As Scott takes us from the streets of Accra, where sex trafficking is widespread, to American business schools, where women are routinely patronized, the pervasiveness of the Double X Economy becomes glaringly obvious. But Scott believes that this rampant problem can be solved. She proposes concrete actions and urges her readers to rise up and join the global movement for women’s economic empowerment that is gaining momentum by the day.

Dictators

Author : Frank Dikötter

ISBN10 : 1526626985

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

Number of Pages : 304

Category : History

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Book Summary: A New Statesman, Financial Times and Economist Book of the Year 'Brilliant' NEW STATESMAN, BOOKS OF THE YEAR 'Enlightening and a good read' SPECTATOR 'Moving and perceptive' NEW STATESMAN Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, Ceausescu, Mengistu of Ethiopia and Duvalier of Haiti. No dictator can rule through fear and violence alone. Naked power can be grabbed and held temporarily, but it never suffices in the long term. A tyrant who can compel his own people to acclaim him will last longer. The paradox of the modern dictator is that he must create the illusion of popular support. Throughout the twentieth century, hundreds of millions of people were condemned to enthusiasm, obliged to hail their leaders even as they were herded down the road to serfdom. In How to Be a Dictator, Frank Dikötter returns to eight of the most chillingly effective personality cults of the twentieth century. From carefully choreographed parades to the deliberate cultivation of a shroud of mystery through iron censorship, these dictators ceaselessly worked on their own image and encouraged the population at large to glorify them. At a time when democracy is in retreat, are we seeing a revival of the same techniques among some of today's world leaders? This timely study, told with great narrative verve, examines how a cult takes hold, grows, and sustains itself. It places the cult of personality where it belongs, at the very heart of tyranny.

Traps

Author : MacKenzie Bezos

ISBN10 : 0307959740

Publisher : Vintage

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Reclusive movie star Jessica Lessing is finally coming out of hiding—to confront her father, a con man who has been selling her out to the paparazzi for years. On her four-day road trip to Las Vegas, she encounters three unexpected allies—Vivian, a teenager with newborn twins; Lynn, a dog shelter owner living in isolation on a ranch in rural Nevada; and Dana, a fearless ex-military bodyguard wrestling with secrets of her own. As their fates collide, each woman will find a chance at redemption that she never would have thought possible. MacKenzie Bezos’s taut prose, tough characters, and nuanced insights give this novel a complexity that few thrillers can match. This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

All About Love

Author : bell hooks

ISBN10 : 0062862170

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Family & Relationships

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Book Summary: The acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation,” All About Love is a revelation about what causes a polarized society and how to heal the divisions that cause suffering. Here is the truth about love, and inspiration to help us instill caring, compassion, and strength in our homes, schools, and workplaces. “The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet we would all love better if we used it as a verb,” writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provocative and intensely personal, renowned scholar, cultural critic and feminist bell hooks offers a proactive new ethic for a society bereft with lovelessness--not the lack of romance, but the lack of care, compassion, and unity. People are divided, she declares, by society’s failure to provide a model for learning to love. As bell hooks uses her incisive mind to explore the question “What is love?” her answers strike at both the mind and heart. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for individuals and for a nation. The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of the “100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life.” All About Love is a powerful, timely affirmation of just how profoundly her revelations can change hearts and minds for the better.

Equality for Women = Prosperity for All

Author : Augusto Lopez-Claros,Bahiyyih Nakhjavani

ISBN10 : 1466852046

Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: A groundbreaking book about the direct relationship between a woman's rights and freedoms and the economic prosperity of her country. "The authors speak to hearts as well as minds." —Maud de Boer Buquicchio, UN Special Rapporteur “Not only timely but profoundly important—a must-read." Jackie Jones, Professor of Feminist Legal studies Gender discrimination is often seen from a human rights perspective; it is a violation of women’s basic human rights, as embedded in the Universal Declaration, the UN Charter and other such founding documents. Moreover, there is overwhelming evidence that restrictions and various forms of discrimination against women are also bad economics. They undermine the talent pool available to the private sector, they distort power relationships within the family and lead to inefficiencies in the use of resources. They contribute to create an environment in which women, de facto, are second class citizens, with fewer options than men, lower quality jobs, lower pay, often the victims of various forms of violence, literally from the cradle to the grave. They are also not fully politically empowered and have scant presence in the corridors of power, whether as finance ministers, central bank governors, prime ministers or on the boards of leading corporations. Why is gender inequality so pervasive? Where does it come from? Does it have cultural and religious roots? And what are the sorts of policies and values that will deliver a world in which being born a boy or a girl is no longer a measure of the likelihood of developing one’s human potential?

Best Self

Author : Mike Bayer

ISBN10 : 0062911759

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Self-Help

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Book Summary: New York Times Bestseller Foreword by Dr. Phil McGraw Ask yourself…are you truly who you want to be? Is this the life you really want? Are you living each day as your best self? What can you change, today? How would you answer those questions? Think about your daily life. Are you thriving, or going through the motions? Are your days full of work, relationships and activities that are true to your authentic self, or do you feel trapped on a treadmill of responsibility? If you dream of a better life, now is the time to turn your dream into reality. And the tools you need are within your grasp, to design a life that is fulfilling on the deepest levels. Best Self will show you how. Mike Bayer, known to the thousands of clients whose lives he has changed as Coach Mike, has helped everyone from pop stars to business executives to people just like you discover the freedom to be their best selves. By asking them and leading them to ask themselves a series of important but tough questions—such as “What are your core values?” “Do you go to bed each day more knowledgeable than when you woke up?” and “Am I neglecting some aspect of my physical health out of fear or denial?”—he helps them see what their Best Selves and Anti-Selves really look like. As a mental health specialist, a personal development coach, and an all-around change agent, Mike has seen the amazing ways in which lives can improve with honesty and clarity. He understands our struggles intimately, because he’s faced—and overcome—his own. And he knows that change is possible. By working through each of the Seven SPHERES of life—Social, Personal, Health, Education, Relationships, Employment and Spiritual Development—Best Self is an accessible and interactive book that distills all of Coach Mike’s wisdom into a compact, focused guide that will ignite anyone’s desire for change. Chock full of revealing quizzes, and full of provocative questionnaires, Best Self will empower you to embrace your authenticity, acknowledge what is holding you back, and break through to live a passionate life to the fullest, forever.

Becoming a Dangerous Woman

Author : Pat Mitchell

ISBN10 : 1580059317

Publisher : Seal Press

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: An intimate and inspiring memoir and call to action from Pat Mitchell -- groundbreaking media icon, global advocate for women's rights, and co-founder and curator of TEDWomen Pat Mitchell is a serial ceiling smasher. The first woman to own and host a nationally syndicated daily talk show, and the first female president of CNN productions and PBS, Mitchell has been lauded as a powerful changemaker and a relentless advocate for women and girls. In Becoming a Dangerous Woman, Mitchell shares her own path to power, from a childhood spent on a cotton farm in the South to her unprecedented rise in media and global affairs. Full of intimate, fascinating stories, such as an encounter with Fidel Castro while wearing a swimsuit, and traveling to war zones with Eve Ensler and Glenn, Becoming a Dangerous Woman is an inspiring call to arms for women who are ready to dismantle the barriers they see in their own lives.

They Ask, You Answer

Author : Marcus Sheridan

ISBN10 : 1119611008

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Business & Economics

Viewed : 334

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Book Summary: The revolutionary guide that challenged businesses around the world to stop selling to their buyers and start answering their questions to get results; revised and updated to address new technology, trends, the continuous evolution of the digital consumer, and much more In today’s digital age, the traditional sales funnel—marketing at the top, sales in the middle, customer service at the bottom—is no longer effective. To be successful, businesses must obsess over the questions, concerns, and problems their buyers have, and address them as honestly and as thoroughly as possible. Every day, buyers turn to search engines to ask billions of questions. Having the answers they need can attract thousands of potential buyers to your company—but only if your content strategy puts your answers at the top of those search results. It’s a simple and powerful equation that produces growth and success: They Ask, You Answer. Using these principles, author Marcus Sheridan led his struggling pool company from the bleak depths of the housing crash of 2008 to become one of the largest pool installers in the United States. Discover how his proven strategy can work for your business and master the principles of inbound and content marketing that have empowered thousands of companies to achieve exceptional growth. They Ask, You Answer is a straightforward guide filled with practical tactics and insights for transforming your marketing strategy. This new edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the evolution of content marketing and the increasing demands of today’s internet-savvy buyers. New chapters explore the impact of technology, conversational marketing, the essential elements every business website should possess, the rise of video, and new stories from companies that have achieved remarkable results with They Ask, You Answer. Upon reading this book, you will know: How to build trust with buyers through content and video. How to turn your web presence into a magnet for qualified buyers. What works and what doesn’t through new case studies, featuring real-world results from companies that have embraced these principles. Why you need to think of your business as a media company, instead of relying on more traditional (and ineffective) ways of advertising and marketing. How to achieve buy-in at your company and truly embrace a culture of content and video. How to transform your current customer base into loyal brand advocates for your company. They Ask, You Answer is a must-have resource for companies that want a fresh approach to marketing and sales that is proven to generate more traffic, leads, and sales.

A Marriage of Equals

Author : Catherine E. Aponte PsyD

ISBN10 : 1631524984

Publisher : She Writes Press

Number of Pages : 248

Category : Family & Relationships

Viewed : 1190

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Book Summary: Negotiating collaboratively in your committed relationship is a new way to achieve individual and marital goals, to resolve differences equitably, to manage conflicts, to create and sustain a satisfying sex life, to figure out where you stand on fidelity, to think about having and caring for kids, and to have committed careers and a satisfying family life. Negotiating collaboratively supports you and your partner seeing yourselves simultaneously as individuals and as a couple—enhances the sense of “being in this together” while also having individual life plans. Negotiating collaboratively supports valuing each other as individuals before seeing each other as husband and wife, and allows modern couples to challenge old gender trappings that can undermine the achievement of balance in a committed relationship. Straightforward and accessible, A Marriage of Equals offers couples a road map for how to negotiate collaboratively around the most essential aspects of a committed relationship—and, in doing so, create the equitable marriage they long for.

The Confidence Code

Author : Katty Kay,Claire Shipman

ISBN10 : 0062230646

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Business & Economics

Viewed : 843

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Book Summary: Following the success of Lean In and Why Women Should Rule the World, the authors of the bestselling Womenomics provide an informative and practical guide to understanding the importance of confidence—and learning how to achieve it—for women of all ages and at all stages of their career. Working women today are better educated and more well qualified than ever before. Yet men still predominate in the corporate world. In The Confidence Code, Claire Shipman and Katty Kay argue that the key reason is confidence. Combining cutting-edge research in genetics, gender, behavior, and cognition—with examples from their own lives and those of other successful women in politics, media, and business—Kay and Shipman go beyond admonishing women to "lean in."Instead, they offer the inspiration and practical advice women need to close the gap and achieve the careers they want and deserve.

Success Is in Your Sphere: Leverage the Power of Relationships to Achieve Your Business Goals

Author : Zvi Band

ISBN10 : 1260452840

Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Business & Economics

Viewed : 316

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Book Summary: A proven step-by-step approach to leveraging the unique power of relationships to your best business advantage. Our professional relationships are the most important asset we have when it comes to growing our careers and our businesses. Most people think of this as “networking.” But in today’s hyperconnected market, the most cost-effective and high-return route to new, repeat, and referral business is through our existing networks, not through adding more social media “friends” and “connections.” This transformative guide from relationship marketing expert Zvi Band shows you how to deepen your personal connections to achieve your professional goals—using the CAPITAL strategy of relationship-building techniques: •Consistency: develop good habits to form stronger relationships •Aggregate: build a personal database of professional contacts•Prioritize: order your network based on who can help•Investigate: collect intelligence on the people who are most important to you•Timely Engagement: create a steady cadence in your outreach•Adding Value: offer more than a simple follow-up•Leverage: execute more effectively The basic idea behind these powerful tools is simple: Effective relationship building is not about acquiring new contacts. It’s about strengthening your connections with the key people who will help you drive your business forward. Through a combination of personal research, best practices, and case studies, Band provides a prescriptive strategy you can customize and follow every day. You’ll find cost-effective, high-yield tools that can be implemented via social media and other digital platforms. You’ll discover the best-kept secrets of the most popular companies in the world—and time-saving techniques for achieving similar results with your own customers. Most important, you can make the most of what you already have: the simple human connections that make everything worthwhile. In business, as in life, it all comes down to the quality of your relationships. When the right people are on your side, Success Is in Your Sphere.

To Stop a Warlord

Author : Shannon Sedgwick Davis

ISBN10 : 0812995937

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 453

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Book Summary: One woman’s inspiring true story of an unlikely alliance to stop the atrocities of a warlord, proving that there is no limit to what we can do, even in the face of unspeakable injustice and impossible odds “This compelling and inspiring book beautifully moves each of us to take action to help the most vulnerable among us.”—Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu Late one night in the summer of 2010, Shannon Sedgwick Davis, a lawyer, human rights advocate, and Texas mom to two young boys, first met a Ugandan general to discuss an unconventional plan to stop Joseph Kony, a murderous warlord who’d terrorized communities in four countries across Central and East Africa. For twenty-five years, Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army had killed over a hundred thousand people, displaced millions, and abducted tens of thousands of children, forcing them to become child soldiers. After Sedgwick Davis met with survivors and community leaders, aid workers and lawmakers, it was clear that the current international systems were failing to protect the most vulnerable. Guided by the strength of her beliefs and convictions, Sedgwick Davis knew she had to help other parents to have the same right she had—to go to sleep each night knowing that their children were safe. But Sedgwick Davis had no roadmap for how to stop a violent armed group. She would soon step far outside the bounds of traditional philanthropy and activism and partner her human rights organization, the Bridgeway Foundation, with a South African private military contractor and a specialized unit within the Ugandan army. The experience would bring her to question everything she had previously believed about her role as a humanitarian, about the meaning of justice, and about the very nature of good and evil. In To Stop a Warlord, Shannon Sedgwick Davis tells the story, for the first time, of the unprecedented collaboration she helped build with the aim of finally ending Joseph Kony’s war—and the unforgettable journey on an unexpected path to peace. A powerful memoir that reads like a thriller, this is a story that asks us just how hard we would fight for what we believe in. 100 percent of the author’s net proceeds from this book will go to organizations seeking justice and protection for civilians in conflict zones.

Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too

Author : Jomny Sun

ISBN10 : 0062821229

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Comics & Graphic Novels

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Book Summary: The illustrated story of a lonely alien sent to observe Earth, where he meets all sorts of creatures with all sorts of perspectives on life, love, and happiness, while learning to feel a little better about himself—based on the enormously popular Twitter account. Here is the unforgettable story of Jomny, an alien sent to study Earth. Always feeling apart, even among his species, Jomny feels at home for the first time among the earthlings he meets. There is a bear tired of other creatures running in fear, an egg struggling to decide what to hatch into, a turtle hiding itself by learning camouflage, a puppy struggling to express its true feelings, and many more. The characters are unique and inventive—bees think long and hard about what love means, birds try to eat the sun, nothingness questions its own existence, a ghost comes to terms with dying, and an introverted hedgehog slowly lets Jomny see its artistic insecurities. At the same time, Jomny’s curious presence allows these characters to open up to him in ways they were never able to before, revealing the power of somebody who is just there to listen. Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too is also the story behind the widely-shared and typo-filled @jonnysun twitter account. Since the beginning, Sun intentionally tweeted from an outsider’s perspective, creating a truly distinct voice. Now, that outsider has taken shape in the character of Jomny, who observes Earth with the same intelligent, empathetic, and charmingly naïve voice that won over his fans on social media. New fans will find it organic, and old fans will delight at seeing the clever words that made them fans in the first place. Through this story of a lost, lonely and confused Alien finding friendship, acceptance, and love among the animals and plants of Earth, we will all learn how to be a little more human. And for all the earth-bound creatures here on this planet, we will all learn how sometimes, it takes an outsider to help us see ourselves for who we truly are.

The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates (Summary)

Author : QuickRead,Lea Schullery

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Publisher : QuickRead.com

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Study Aids

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Book Summary: Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Learn how empowering women has the power to change the world. Throughout decades of philanthropic work, Melinda Gates has learned an important lesson: If you want to lift a society up, you need to stop keeping women down. Gender equality is becoming a more powerful social issue in our world. As we see women begin to speak out against pay inequality and sexual harassment, and with movements like the #MeToo movement, gender equality has become a powerful topic throughout the world. However, while many societies are taking strides toward closing the gap between the rights of men and women, many countries still struggle with hardships like poverty which makes it near impossible for women to escape the lives their society forces upon them. Leading the journey towards women's equality is Melinda Gates, who helped create the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to discover the many hardships that women across the world struggle with on a daily basis. The charity has now become one of the largest charitable foundations in the world, and while her efforts have sparked global change, she recognizes the strides that must be made to enact further change. Many places around the world still have a long way to go. As you read, you’ll learn firsthand how empowering women can change the world with stories of the many women whose lives have changed through Melinda's work in education, healthcare, and funding.

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Author : 梅琳達˙法蘭琪˙蓋茲 (Melinda French Gates)

ISBN10 : 9573286289

Publisher : 遠流出版

Number of Pages : 324

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: 全球財力最雄厚的私人基金會--比爾與梅琳達.蓋茲基金會 為什麼讓巴菲特願意捐助300億美元,支持兩性平權? 梅琳達.蓋茲與讀者分享這段令人心碎又充滿啟發的歷程 「我們如何為人類――尤其為女性召喚提升的時刻?因為當你提升女性,也就提升了全人類」 在這本感動又迷人的書中,梅琳達分享她從工作與旅行中認識的人身上所學到的啟發與教訓。在這段旅程中,有件事讓她越來越清楚:如果想要提升一個社會的進步及繁榮,就必須停止壓抑女性。她介紹許多平凡但傑出的女性,並且證明了人際連結的力量。當我們提升別人的勇氣,他們也會提升我們的勇氣。 「我的目標不是讓女性崛起、男性跌落。而是希望男女都從爭奪宰制的地位變成夥伴的狀態。」 梅琳達年輕時不懂女性主義,也不認為自己是女性主義者,生下女兒後便離開微軟回家做全職媽媽,以為理應如此,然後利用零碎時間做一些自家公益基金會的幕後工作。她自認膽小害羞,不喜歡抛頭露面,寧願默默打點事務,而由丈夫對外公開發言。但二十二年後,她毅然從幕後走到台前,為自己也為沒有聲音的婦女發聲。在這本自傳性的書中,梅琳達帶領我們進入她的生活和內心世界,坦誠的告訴我們,在這段期間發生什麼事,她如何和富豪丈夫協商平等關係,又如何從改變自己進而改變世界。 ★ 美國亞馬遜銷售分類榜第一名,滿意度4.7顆星! ★ 蟬聯《紐約時報》即時暢銷榜13週 ★ 《商業周刊》1660期選書 各界信心推薦: 宋怡慧 (作家 / 新北市丹鳳高中圖書館主任) 宋順蓮 (台灣女科技人學會理事長) 陳文茜 (文茜的世界周報主持人) 陳藹玲 (富邦文教基金會執行董事) 一位擁有巨大資源的女性領袖,是如何貼近地球那一端的婦女脈動?如何思考婦女地位?如何聰明的做公益?若你關心婦女地位、關心資源分配、關心提升女性權力、關心公益,這絕對是一本值得你閱讀的書。 ──紀惠容(勵馨基金會執行長) 有時我不免納悶,女性主義的理念能通過人性的殘酷考驗嗎?亦或平等互愛只是可望而不可及的夢想?梅琳達蓋茲2019年出版的《提升的時刻》像適時綻放的美麗花朶,點燃了柳暗花明的新希望。 ──顧燕翎(前婦女新知基金會董事長) 閱讀此書時,如果只看到女性主義的訊息,從而擷取女性力量的養分,不免有些可惜。這也是一本談論苦難和救贖之書。擁有者面對匱乏者,應該具備什麼心態?面對資源匱乏,提供資源是否就能解決問題? ──鄭志凱(矽谷科技創投專家 / 活水社投共同創辦人) 梅琳達.蓋茲花了很多年跟全世界的女性合作。本書是建立女性在所有生活層面被重視、被承認的平等社會的迫切宣言。最重要的,它呼籲團結、接納與連結。我們空前的需要這個訊息。 ──諾貝爾和平獎得主 瑪拉拉.尤薩夫札伊 梅琳達在書中講述她在世界各地工作時所遇到及鼓舞人心的故事,深入挖掘數據,並有力的說明我們需要關注的問題──從童婚到職場上的性別不平等。 ──美國前總統 巴拉克・奧巴馬 這雖然是一個人的故事,卻讓你了解你本來就應該知道的世界──我敢說大多數人都不知道。這是一個絕對會引起轟動的經歷。 ──波克夏·海瑟威董事長 華倫・巴菲特 本書是一份美麗精簡的使命宣言,提出我們必須做什麼才能推動社會前進:繼續提升女性的力量。在每個層面和所有地方,女性都是支撐她們社群的真正基石。 ──喜劇演員、美國《每日秀》主持人 崔佛.諾亞 身為歷史上專注於疫苗的慈善家,梅琳達挺身而出告訴大家,投資女性將有助於解決貧困和不平等問題,這比其他任何解決方案成果更加顯著。 ──演員 艾瑪.華森 梅琳達掏心掏肺的談她從普通公民到社運公眾人物的心路歷程。你會看到她如何推動我們基金會更加專注在為女性增強權力。她分享對於我們婚姻的洞見,我們在工作上走過的平等之路,以及她如何幫身為父親與丈夫的我成長。.......閱讀本書時你會不只一次心碎,但是你會受到更多啟蒙與啟發。 ──微軟公司創辦人 比爾.蓋茲