For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has worked tirelessly to find solutions for people around the world with the greatest needs. Her inspirational journey has illuminated one absolute truth: if you want to lift a society up, you need to uplift women in their communities. Full of the lessons Melinda has learned and the astonishing stories of just some of the people she has met, The Moment of Lift addresses the most pressing issues affecting women globally today.

In partnership with The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Pan Macmillan are thrilled to be hosting Melinda Gates, for one day-only in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 29 October at 17h00. Be inspired to change the world by taking action and uplifting the next woman and girl child.

Fox Junction, 14 Alexander St, Ferreiras Dorp, Johannesburg, 2001
Tickets are available for R 250.00 via

"What I’ve come to understand is that it all depends on women and girls. For all of history, women and girls have been relegated to the margins, denied an equal chance to learn, lead, earn, thrive, and rise. Even today, there is nowhere on earth where women have achieved true equality. This is a book that argues progress is possible, but it’s as much about people as it is about ideas. It’s a chance to tell my story, but much more importantly, it’s a chance to tell the extraordinary stories of the women I have met from around the world. I wrote it as part of a promise to myself to do everything I can to ensure that their voices are amplified and their experiences are represented in the world’s most important conversations." Read more from Melinda Gates HERE

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

Discover six unbelievable gender inequality statistics revealed in Melinda Gates’s inspiring The Moment of Lift, and find out why they matter for women’s global empowerment.

Book cover for The Moment of Lift

The Moment of Lift

'We need this message more than ever' Malala YousafzaiThe right to:Spend your own money. Go to school. Earn an income. Access contraceptives. Work outside the home. Walk outside the home. Choose whom to marry. Get a loan. Start a business. Own property. Divorce...