Carolyn Miles is president and CEO of Save the Children, an organization that gives children in the United States and around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. The global Save the Children movement currently serves over 185 million children in the US and in more than 120 countries.
Miles joined the organization in 1998, served as its chief operating officer from 2004 to 2011, and became president and CEO in September 2011. Under her senior leadership, the organization has more than doubled the number of children it reaches with nutrition, health, education and other programs. Resources were just under $700 million in 2015. Miles’ signature issues include hunger, learning outcomes and ending preventable child deaths.
Prior to Save the Children, she worked in the private sector in Hong Kong for American Express and as an entrepreneur. While in Asia, she confronted the deprivation of the region’s children, which motivated her to dedicate her life to their welfare.
Miles has served on numerous boards, including Blackbaud, InterAction, USGLC, MFAN, Academy of Education, Arts and Sciences, and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, where she received her MBA. In 2015, Miles was named one of the 50 World’s Greatest Leaders by Fortune magazine and inducted into the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame. She is married with three children.