Monthly Archives: September 2011

Learning Starts Before School

Early childhood – from birth to age 8 – is the most critical time of growth and learning in a child’s life. Yet it seems more of the world’s focus is on helping children learn after they enter the classroom. That’s why it was great to  see two major events this week highlighting the benefits [...]

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UN General Assembly and CGI Week Thoughts from a Newbie [Part 2]

One of the most important things organizations like Save the Children have to do is to build coalitions of partners who share our interests in making life better for children. One of the key events of UN week was a star-studded event on Tuesday night, hosted by Ray Chambers, Special Envoy to Ban-KI Moon, which [...]

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Making a Difference, One Call at a Time

I just got off the phone with my Congressman’s office.  You see, Congress is in the midst of deciding spending levels for 2012, and I wanted to make sure my voice was heard.  Some members of Congress want to cut foreign assistance programs by as much as 30 percent, which would have devastating consequences for [...]

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UN General Assembly and CGI Week Thoughts from a Newbie…..

The UN General Assembly met this week in New York and there were dozens of side events such as the Clinton Global Initiative. Save the Children focused on advocating for more frontline health workers who will help improve the lives of women and children around the world. In this post Carolyn writes about her experience. [...]

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VIDEO: Thank you Athene and DC Entertainment

Our thank you Athene and DC Entertainment for their support of our Horn of Africa hunger crisis relief efforts.

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VIDEO: Visit to Dadaab, Kenya

Visit to Dadaab, Kenya, the world’s largest refugee camp to survey our relief efforts.

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Leading in Times of Turbulence

Cambridge, MA –  I have been thinking a lot about leadership over the past few weeks as I begin my role as the CEO of Save the Children. Yesterday I spoke at the Hauser Center at Harvard to a group of students who came from several different schools around campus.  The discussion was about leading [...]

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Remembering 9/11

Today here in CT where I live dawned much like that morning 10 years ago which really did change all our lives forever.  A clear blue sky, a crispness of fall in the morning air, a day you were happy to get up and get going.   Unlike today, a Sunday, that September 11 ten [...]

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Returning to Cavalier Country

Today I traveled to Charlottesville, home of the University of Virginia and my alma mater, the Darden School of Business. In fact I am still here sitting in the airport, grounded by blustery grey rain along with many other fellow travelers. Sitting in airports seems a big part of my job these days!   I [...]

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Inaugural Post

Welcome to the inaugural post of my blog, Logging Miles.   Today, I officially stepped into my new role as President & CEO of Save the Children. It’s an extraordinary honor to lead this organization, and a great responsibility on behalf of the world’s children.   One of the very first things I’m doing is [...]

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