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Jeanine Gatzke, Head of Metadata and Technical Services for the Library, recommends The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates.

When we invest in women and girls everywhere it benefits us all and lifts a society up.

Melinda Gates lays out arguments and data to support the notion that every woman should be able to use her voice and make her own decisions to realize her full potential through a range of issues - from family planning, to eliminating gender bias, to keeping girls in school and delaying marriage, to equal job access.

Combining a focus on hard data with an ability to tell compelling stories about individual women, Gates illustrates the link between how educating and empowering women leads to significant and positive change to the health of societies around the world, and the simple and effective ways each of us can make a difference.

Read. This. Book.


CSP READS, National Library Week