Keynote Speaker

Barbara Pierce Bush

Co-Founder and Board Chair of Global Health Corps

Barbara Pierce Bush - Bordered

Barbara Pierce Bush co-founded Global Health Corps (GHC) 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 believe health is a human right and who take an innovative approach to solving some of the world’s biggest global health challenges. In 2015, Bush was recognized as one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business. Previously, she worked at the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Red Cross Children’s Hospital in South Africa, UNICEF in Botswana, and the U.N. World Food Program. Bush 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.