Save the Children CEO Inducted in Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame

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Save the Children President and CEO Carolyn Miles, right, with Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame Executive Director Katherine Wiltshire. Miles was inducted into the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame on Nov. 12 at the Connecticut Convention Center. Photo by Jeremy Soulliere / Save the Children.

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From left, Save the Children President and CEO Carolyn Miles with fellow Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 2015 inductee Indra Nooyi and Jeane Martowski, who represented this year's other 2015 inductee, the late Margaret Bourke-White, at the Nov. 12 induction ceremony. Photo by Jeremy Soulliere / Save the Children.

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Fairfield, Conn. (November 13, 2015) — Recognized as an international leader dedicated to creating a better future for children around the world, Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Fairfield-based Save the Children, was inducted into the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame last night at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.

Miles was inducted with two other Connecticut women who have also had impactful roles on the international stage: Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, known for her global leadership, strategy, corporate responsibility, and sustainability efforts; and Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971), the first female photographer for Life magazine and first female American war journalist.

"The Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame has done such a wonderful job of preserving the history of women's achievements in this state, and it is a tremendous honor to be included alongside this year's inductees, as well as the inspirational Connecticut women who make up the Hall of Fame,"said Miles, a resident of Fairfield. "I hope this recognition inspires more young women to pursue anything they can imagine."

These three remarkable women have pushed through boundaries and barriers, and their achievements demonstrate the diverse ways in which Connecticut women are having a global impact, according to the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame.

"Women are at the forefront of so much of what's happening in our rapidly changing global society and are leading on multiple fronts – from the arts, to corporate life, to the non-profit sector," said Katherine Wiltshire, executive director of the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame. "This year, we are thrilled to honor and share the stories of three Connecticut women whose work takes us well beyond the borders of our small state and broadens our perspective on the world and its people. Their stories, struggles, and successes inspire us to recognize our interconnectedness, work together to solve new problems, and leave the world better than we found it."

The Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame is an educational outreach organization whose mission is to honor publicly the achievement of Connecticut women, document their stories, educate the public, and inspire the continued achievements of women and girls. Founded in 1994 in Hartford, Connecticut, the Hall fills the void that traditional curricula still fail to address, and today stands as the state’s premier source for women’s history, with 109 Inductees. These women’s lives and accomplishments are celebrated through a wide spectrum of innovative statewide programs offered free of charge to Connecticut citizens.

Save the Children gives children in the United States and around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We invest in childhood — every day, in times of crisis and for our future. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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