All About Carolyn

Carolyn S. Miles is President & Chief Executive Officer for Save the Children, the leading independent organization inspiring breakthroughs in how the world treats children, achieving immediate and lasting change in their lives. The global Save the Children movement currently serves over 125 million children in the US and in 120 countries.


Carolyn joined the organization in 1998, was COO from 2004-2011, and became President and CEO in September 2011. During her senior leadership tenure, the organization has more than doubled the number of children it reaches with nutrition, health, education and other programs. Resources have gone from $250m to over $620m, 90% of which go to programs for children. Carolyn has focused on hunger, learning outcomes, and preventing child mortality as her signature issues.


Earlier, she worked in the private sector in Hong Kong for American Express and as an entrepreneur. While in Asia, she the confronted deprivation of the region’s children and committed herself to their welfare. Carolyn has served on numerous boards, including Blackbaud, InterAction, USGLC, MFAN and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, where she received her MBA.


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