Voices in Leadership featuring Chelsea Clinton: Addressing Challenging Global and Domestic Health Problems
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Presentation of Next Generation Award and Remarks by Blake Mycoskie, Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS
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As vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, Chelsea Clinton works alongside her parents, President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, to drive the vision and work of the Foundation. Her work emphasizes improving global and domestic health, creating service opportunities, and empowering the next generation of leaders. She focuses especially on the Foundation’s health programs, including the Clinton Health Access Initiative, which strengthens health care and access to lifesaving services in the developing world; Alliance for a Healthier Generation, which fights childhood obesity in the United States; and Clinton Health Matters Initiative, which addresses preventable disease in the United States.
Blake Mycoskie, founder and chief shoe giver of TOMS, is the person behind the idea of One for One, a business model to help a person in need with every product purchased. Together, TOMS Shoes, TOMS Eyewear, TOMS Roasting Company, and the recently launched TOMS Bag Collection have provided 35 million pairs of shoes to children, restored sight to more than 300,000 people, provided 70,000 weeks of clean water to developing communities, and is helping mothers safely deliver their babies around the world.