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Diverse Perspectives on Women Leaders
October 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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<h3>Barbara Pierce Bush</h3>
<strong>CEO and cofounder\, Global Health Corps</strong>
Barbara Pierce Bush cofounded Global Health Corps (GHC) in 2009 to mobilize a global community of young leaders to build the movement for health equity. To date\, GHC has fostered almost 1\,000 young leaders who believe health is a human right and who take an innovative approach to solving some of the world’s biggest global health challenges. In 2015\, Bush was recognized as one of <em>Fast Company</em>’s 100 Most Creative People in Business. Previously\, she worked at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum\, Red Cross Children’s Hospital in South Africa\, UNICEF in Botswana\, and the UN World Food Program. Bush is a member of UNICEF’s Next Generation Steering Committee and on the board of directors of Covenant House International\, PSI\, and the UN’s Social Entrepreneurship Council.
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<h3>Jenna Bush Hager</h3>
<strong>Contributing Correspondent for NBC\'s <em>TODAY</em></strong>
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Jenna Hager has seen firsthand how small change can make a large difference in a single life. Currently the chair of UNICEF’s Next Generation\, an initiative dedicated to reducing the number of preventable childhood deaths around the world\, Hager traveled throughout Latin America and the Caribbean with UNICEF where she saw firsthand the plight faced by the underprivileged. Her experience inspired her to write <em>Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope</em>\, a <em>New York Times </em>best seller based on the life of a 17-year-old single mother living with HIV and determined to shield her child from the abuse and neglect that riddled her own childhood.
Hager shares her own stories of creating change in someone’s life and leaves audiences with a call to action on how they too can improve people’s lives in their own community. A contributing correspondent for NBC’s <em>TODAY</em>\, Hager shares positive\, uplifting messages of regular people doing extraordinary things. Passionate about literacy\, education\, and improving inner-city schools\, Hager was herself a teacher in Baltimore\, MD.
In addition to <em>Ana’s Story</em>\, she also co-wrote <em>Read All About It! </em>with her mother\, former First Lady Laura Bush. Hager and Mrs. Bush recently released a second children’s book\, <em>Our Great Big Backyard</em>\, which celebrates the Centennial of the National Park Service and encourages children to go outside and explore America’s parks. Hager is currently writing a book of short stories with her sister Barbara Pierce Bush titled <em>Sisters First </em>for release in October 2017. It will take readers on an extraordinary and deeply personal journey behind the scenes of what it is like to be born into a political dynasty\, reveal never-before-told stories about their family\, and uncover the enduring sisterly bond that kept them sane through it all.
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<p style=\'text-align: center;\'><em>Presented by the Auburn University Office of the Provost and Office of Inclusion and Diversity.</em></p>
<p style=\'text-align: center;\'>Events are free and open to the public.</p>
<p style=\'text-align: center;\'>Arena doors will open at 3 p.m.; attendees must enter using the main Arena entrance (north end) and be seated no later than 4:45 p.m. Security will conduct bag checks upon entering the arena. No recording is permitted; the event is open to the public and will be live-streamed on the Critical Conversations <a href=\'http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/speaker-series/\' target=\'_blank\' rel=\'noopener\'>website</a>.</p>
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