“We want to build an organization that will outlive any of our team members,” says Co-Founder and CEO of Global Health Corps (GHC), Barbara Bush. With more than 800 alumni, GHC is a nonprofit organization mobilizing a global community of young leaders to build a movement for health equity. GHC works to improve healthcare systems for the better by building strong leaders; the fellowship, Bush tells us, is their tool to bring top talent to the field. For her work, Bush was selected as a 2016 GLG Social Impact Fellow. She sits down with GLG to discuss global health equity, building a strong organizational culture, and what she hopes for GHC alums in the future.
Barbara Bush is CEO & Co-Founder of Global Health Corps (GHC), which mobilizes a global community of young leaders to build the movement for health equity. Prior to GHC, Barbara worked in educational programming at the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, where she supported design-thinking programs for high school students and faculty across the U.S. She has worked with Red Cross Children’s Hospital in South Africa and UNICEF in Botswana. Barbara is a member of UNICEF’s Next Generation Steering Committee and the UN Global Entrepreneurs Council. In 2011, Barbara was named one of Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year, in 2013 she was recognized as one of Newsweek’s Women of Impact, and in 2015 she was named to Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business list. Barbara graduated from Yale University with a degree in Humanities in 2004.