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Lauren Bush      

Founder & CEO of FEED Projects; Model & Fashion Designer; Granddaughter of Former President George H. W. Bush

Lauren Bush is the CEO and Co-Founder of FEED Projects. She is also known for her previous career as a fashion model and designer. She is a member of the Bush Family and the granddaughter of former President George H. W. Bush.

Bush was signed with Elite Model Management before launching FEED. She has been featured on the covers of Vogue and Vanity Fair and has frequently modeled for Tommy Hilfiger, as well as for Abercrombie & Fitch and designers Gai Mattiolo and Isaac Mizrahi. Bush was an intern on the television sitcom "Friends", making a cameo in one episode, and interned alongside Ashley Olsen with designer Zac Posen. In 2005, Bush traveled to Chad as a Student Ambassador for the World Food Program.

In 2007, Lauren launched FEED Projects, a social business to fight world hunger on behalf of the UN World Food Programme.

Bush relaunched her fashion label on September 11, 2008, under the name "Lauren Pierce". In 2012, Lauren was announced as the first National Lady Godiva Honoree of the Lady Godiva Program. In 2013, she became the 2013 Advocacy Award recipient from the World of Children Awards, in celebration of the significant work she and her organization, FEED Projects, have done for hungry children worldwide.

For her work with FEED, she was named one of Fortune's Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2009 and one of Inc.’s 30 Under 30 in 2010. She has also received the 2010 Accessories Council Humanitarian Award, the 2011 Stevie Award for Best Non-Profit Executive, the 2011 Fashion Group International Humanitarian Award and the 2013 Women in Communications Award. In 2014, Lauren was named as one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs and one of Crain’s 40 Under 40.

Speech Topics


Designing a New Way to Approach Philanthropy

Hunger and Food Systems Issues

News


Lauren Bush Lauren Earns Her Place in the Spotlight - NYTimes.com

A president's granddaughter who married into a fashion family is setting her own path as an entrepreneur and philanthropist.

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