Author Archives: Carolyn

Five Ways I Think Like A Millennial (Sort Of)

This blog was first published on the InterAction website. Carolyn will be speaking at the InterAction Forum on June 24 on the panel: ‘Meh’ to ‘Yes!’-Simple Moves to Win Support for Our Sector.   My 22 year-old son is a member of the Millennial Generation and is, at first glance, a completely different creature than I […]

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Getting to Zero — and Staying at Zero

This blog was first published on The Huffington Post.   I was recently able to congratulate Liberia and its leaders for being declared “Ebola Free” by the World Health Organization. That was a big deal for me, because when I visited that country at the peak of the epidemic last year, I didn’t know how […]

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Red Nose Day: Giving Kids More to Smile About

The following blog first appeared on The Huffington Post   Save the Children staff members Sara Bernabeo, Jeremy Soulliere and Ellen Gerstein with NBC “TODAY” show host Matt Lauer along his 230-mile bike trek to promote Red Nose Day. Photo by Susan Warner / Save the Children.   It’s rare we can all have the chance […]

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Stories of Motherhood from Central Africa to South East Asia

The following blog first appeared on The Huffington Post   Every year Save the Children’s State of the World’s Mothers report ranks the best and worst places in the world to be a mom, giving us a window into the shared strengths and burdens that mothers face.   All mothers carry the brightest hopes for their […]

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For Babies In Big Cities, It’s Survival Of The Richest

The following blog first appeared on The Huffington Post I will never forget the moment when I looked out the car window at a bustling, steamy intersection in the heart of Manila, and locked eyes with a young woman. She was holding a tiny baby while begging in the street.   I glanced down at my […]

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New Consensus Challenging Us to ‘Embrace Previously Unimaginable Possibilities’

A consensus is emerging within the global development community about the rapidly shifting landscape: It is no longer about government or institutional donors, international nongovernmental organizations and projects.   Complex global challenges, evolving science and technology, and new resources — including private investments, are challenging us to think in new ways and embrace previously unimaginable […]

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Into India’s Cities

India is always a fascinating place for a visit to see Save the Children’s programs, but the one I made earlier this month was even more so than usual. I was meeting with Save the Children staff from all over the world to discuss key learnings from our urban programs. Since our founding almost 100 […]

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Giving Every Child a Fair Chance in Life Is a Defining Challenge For Our Generation

The following blog first appeared on The Huffington Post In a rural village in northern Nigeria, a new mother named Laila is doing everything she can to care for her baby daughter, Rabia. But despite Laila’s efforts, Rabia’s future is not solely in her mother’s hands. If Rabia was instead born to a wealthy family in […]

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In Helping Baby’s First Teacher, ‘A Path Appears’

The following blog first appeared on The Huffington Post   When I first met my daughter, she was 2 and a half months old. She looked perfect in her little crib in a crowded Vietnamese orphanage, but adoption is a process, and seven more months passed before I could take her home.   In the meantime, […]

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A New Year and a Recommitment to Saving Lives

I can hardly believe that it’s already 2015! This year has stood as a milestone for so much of our work for children in recent years, so 2015 promises to be a mixture of sprinting to the finish in some areas and setting out a new course in others.   Today I’m in Washington for […]

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