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.
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.
Fairfield, Conn. (November 13, 2015) —
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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