AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - On October 5, 2017, Auburn University welcomed former President Bush's daughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush to a Critical Conversation held in the Arena.
The topic of conversation was "Diverse Perspectives on Women Leaders".
The sisters engaged in conversation with the students of Auburn and the Auburn community, often acknowledging their responses and reactions.
Their constant humor and cultivating personalities captured the minds and attention of the audience.
Jenna, the chair of UNICEF's Next Generation and contributing correspondent for NBC's Today, uses her English degree as a platform to pursue her passions while spreading awareness.
"As a journalist, I get to meet normal people and do extraordinary things", says Jenna. "Other countries have great ways of solving problems we can learn from." In college, the sisters traveled with their parents to view and experience different countries and the unfortunate adversities they face in their daily lives.
The sisters witnessed a number of culture's physical barriers, and heard their unfortunate stories. These family travels brought to their attention that they had a voice to bring awareness to the things occuring in these countries. After seeing all of the unnoticed problems others were facing, Barbara changed her Architectural major to Global Studies. Barbara, an entrepreneur, cofounded Global Health Corps to build a movement for health equity. She takes the initiative to solve global health challenges while fostering 1,00 young leaders who believe health is a human right.
"Think of yourself as a problem solver, and that's what makes life run," says Barbara. She discusses the topic of being a leader, and analyzes how important it can be once you undergo the initiative to start something you are passionate about. She mentions that "finding a problem you just can't let go of", is something important in terms of being leader.