International leader and IWF Connecticut member, Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children, was recently inducted into the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame at their 22nd annual induction ceremony. Miles was inducted alongside two other prominent Connecticut leaders: Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo and Margaret Bourke-White who was the first female photographer for Life magazine and first female American war correspondent.
The video of her induction speech was recently made available by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame:
Carolyn Miles previously served as a mentor as well as a featured speaker for the Leadership Foundation, providing insights to 35 rising women leaders from 14 nations. She is the first woman to serve as CEO of Save the Children, a position she has held since 2004. She joined Save the Children in 1998 as the Associate Vice President for Sponsorship and Marketing and, most recently served as Save the Children’s Vice President, Marketing and Managing Director, Sponsorship. Prior, Carolyn had a career as senior manager with American Express in Hong Kong and New York. She was also a successful private entrepreneur in Hong Kong, building a 40-store retail coffee business across Asia.
The Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame is an educational outreach organization whose mission is to honor publicly the achievement of Connecticut women, document their stories, educate the public, and inspire the continued achievements of women and girls.
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