PBS Correspondent Judy Woodruff interviewed CARE President and CEO Helene Gayle '76, former First Lady Laura Bush and Melinda Gates of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for a special report on issues facing girls and women around the world. The story aired during the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day.
Helene D. Gayle is president and CEO of CARE USA. An expert on health, global development and humanitarian issues, she spent 20 years with the Centers for Disease Control, working primarily on HIV/AIDS. Dr. Gayle then worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, directing programs on HIV/AIDS and other global health issues.
Dr. Gayle chairs the Obama Administration's Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, and serves on the President's Commission on White House Fellowships. Named one of Foreign Policy magazine's "Top 100 Global Thinkers," Newsweek's top 10 "Women in Leadership" and the Wall Street Journal's "50 Women to Watch," as well as one of the "100 Most Influential Atlantans" and the "100 Most Influential Georgians," Dr. Gayle has published numerous scientific articles and been featured by media outlets like the New York Times, Washington Post, ForbesWoman, Glamour, O magazine, National Public Radio and CNN.