Carolyn Miles ’83, President of Save the Children, to Speak Nov. 5
November 05, 2015
Posted on October 28, 2015, BY Staff
Carolyn Miles '83, P'14, president and chief executive officer of Save the Children, will be the fourth featured speaker in the 2015 Walling Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and admission is free.
Presented by the School of Management, the annual series brings highly accomplished Bucknellians to campus for on-stage interviews in which they share their leadership story and discuss their evolution as leaders.
Save the Children is the leading independent organization inspiring breakthroughs in how the world treats children, achieving immediate and lasting change in their lives. The global Save the Children movement serves more than 140 million children in the United States and 120 countries.
Miles focuses on hunger, learning outcomes and ending preventable child deaths as her signature issues at Save the Children. She joined the organization in 1998, served as chief operating officer from 2004 to 2011, and became president and CEO in 2011. During her senior leadership tenure, the organization has more than doubled the number of children it reaches with nutrition, health, education and other programs. Resources have increased from $250 million to almost $700 million, with 89 percent spent on programs for children.
Prior to joining Save the Children, Miles worked in the private sector in Hong Kong for American Express and as an entrepreneur. While in Asia, she witnessed the deprivation of the region's children and committed herself to their welfare. Miles has served on numerous boards, including Blackbaud, InterAction, the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network, the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences and the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, where she received her MBA.
The final event in the 2015 Walling Lecture Series will feature Lance Fritz '85, chairman, president and CEO of Union Pacific, who will speak on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium.
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