These twins come from a family familiar with being in the spotlight. Even though their father and grandfather were U.S. presidents, they have been able to forge their own leadership paths.
Barbara co-founded Global Health Corps in 2009 to mobilize a global community of young leaders to build the movement for health equity. To date, GHC has fostered more than 900 young leaders who take an innovative approach to solving some of the world’s biggest global health challenges. Previously, Barbara worked at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Red Cross Children’s Hospital in South Africa; UNICEF in Botswana; and the UN World Food Program. Barbara is a member of UNICEF’s Next Generation Steering Committee and on the board of directors of Covenant House International, PSI and the U.N.’s Social Entrepreneurship Council.
Jenna Bush Hager
As the chair of UNICEF’s Next Generation, an initiative dedicated to reducing the number of preventable childhood deaths around the world, Jenna 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 Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, a New York Times best-seller based on the life of a 17-year-old single mother living with HIV who was determined to shield her child from the abuse and neglect that riddled her own childhood. Jenna previously served as a teacher in Baltimore and is passionate about literacy, education and improving inner-city schools.