Ann Veneman, Former Executive Director of UNICEF and former Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Leadership at the USDA, UNICEF, and Beyond Ann Veneman is the former Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), where she directed a staff of more than 11,000 people in more than 150 countries around the world. In 2009, she was named to the Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women list and has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors. From 2001 to 2005, Veneman was Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), one of most … Continue reading “Ann Veneman, Former Executive Director of UNICEF and former Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)”

Gro Harlem Brundtland, Former World Health Organization Director-General

The Role of WHO: A Leader’s Perspective Gro Harlem Brundtland (MPH ’65) was the Director-General of the World Health Organization from 1998-2003 and first woman Prime Minister of Norway. In 2010, the UN Secretary General appointed her a member of his “High Level Global Sustainability Panel”. In the 1980s, she served as chair of the World Commission of Environment and Development, also known as the Brundtland Commission, and drew international attention to the need for sustainable development. Today, Brundtland travels … Continue reading “Gro Harlem Brundtland, Former World Health Organization Director-General”