AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - On October 5th, Auburn University Office of the Provost and Office of Inclusion and Diversity will continue their Critical Conversations Speech Series with the daughters of former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush. Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager will be discussing the different perspectives on women leaders.
Barbara Pierce Bush is the CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps (GHC) in 2009. The purpose of this non-profit organization is to mobilize a global community of young leaders to build the movement for health equity. Bush was recognized as one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business. She previously worked at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and Red Cross Children’s Hospital in South Africa. Bush is currently a member of the United Nations Children's Fund’s (UNICEF) Next Generation Steering Committee and on the board of directors of Covenant House International.
Jenna Bush Hager is the Contributing Correspondent for NBC’s Today. She is currently the chair of UNICEF’s Next Generation. By being apart of this organization, Hager traveled across Latin America and the Caribbean with UNICEF, where she had the first-hand experience of the struggles of the underprivileged communities in this area. This motivated her to write Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, which is a New York Times bestseller based on the life of a 17-year-old single mother who was born with HIV.
The event is in Auburn Arena. Doors will open at 3:00 pm and the event begins at 5:00 pm. This event is free of charge and is open to the public.