Barbara Pierce Bush
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Deeply committed to improving the lives of those in need, Barbara Pierce Bush inspires us to confront the myriad of health equity challenges that millions face around the world.
Barbara Pierce Bush is a passionate—and compelling—voice in the global fight to confront some of the most prevalent health equity issues of our time. As the co-founder and president of the Global Health Corps, an organization that connects outstanding young leaders with organizations working on the front lines in order to promote global health equity, Bush has fully committed her life's work to improving access to health care in some of the world's most underserved areas. Under her leadership, the Global Health Corps has won widespread praise for its innovative work including being named one of the 14 most innovative worldwide social start-ups by the Echoing Green Foundation. As an entrepreneur and champion of social justice who is on the front lines of a global movement for greater health equity, Bush shares optimistic stories of empowered people working to make real change in the lives of those most in need. Bush brings her passion and energy to uncover innovative ways—both large and small—that people can get involved and solve problems, not only in their own communities but around the world. Bush recently wrote a joint book of short stories with her sister, Jenna Hager titled Sisters First, which released in October 2017 and became a New York Times best seller. 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.
2018 Posey Leadership Award - Barbara Pierce Bush - GO! Forum at Austin College
Moderated Conversation: Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Hager
United in their humanitarian missions and the spirit of service—as well as through their close family bond—Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Hager have found a shared purpose in giving voice to the disadvantaged while bringing to light stories of hope. Coming from a unique vantage point as the only twins to grow up in the White House as both grandchildren and children, Barbara and Jenna were inspired to live lives of meaning from an early age. Stemming from their travels to impoverished areas in Africa and Latin America, they have now made it their life’s calling to address the most pressing health, education and economic inequality issues of our time. Whether through Barbara’s creation of Global Health Corps or Jenna’s position as a TODAY correspondent and UNICEF chair, both women help spread the message that ideas put to action are the best kind. With their special brand of infectious warmth and kind humor—evidenced in their delightful back and forth banter during their presentations—this dynamic pair will ignite an audience’s passion to serve and inspire future young leaders to give back in their schools, local communities or abroad.
One Person Can Make a Difference: Confronting Today's Global Health Challenges
Barbara Pierce Bush was a tremendously engaging lecturer. She excited the students in very visible ways. She was personable, and clearly interested in everyone she met.Grand Valley State University
Naples is Bush country, there’s no question. But, today it’s Barbara’s and Jenna’s land. Everyone is in love with the twins!The League Club
Barbara Pierce Bush hit a home run! Her talk was inspiring and those in attendance were moved by her presentation.Missouri State University
Barbara Pierce Bush was wonderful! She was so natural and gracious. Our guests really enjoyed her! Thank you so much for all of your hard work on this - we so appreciate what you do!Cleary University
Barbara Pierce Bush lit up the room with her smarts, sense of humor, speaking ability, and personality. All our guests were just dazzled by her.Talmage Boston, Board of Directors, Vision Africa
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