Boeing Donates $3 Million to the Bush Institute's Global Leadership Impact Center

Originally Published by The Boeing Company.

Boeing awarded a $3 million grant to the George W. Bush Institute’s Global Leadership Impact Center. The grant, part of a previously announced $10 million donation to the Institute, will support women’s empowerment and global leadership programs aimed at promoting education, healthcare and economic opportunity for women around the world.


“Important contributions from women throughout generations have made the world as well as our business stronger,” said Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. “We value the unique viewpoints and experiences women bring to the table and believe in the importance of empowering them—both within our company and across the globe. Through innovative programs like WE Lead and the First Ladies Initiative, Boeing’s partnership with the Bush Institute will help inspire and encourage more women to take on leadership roles.”

Boeing’s contribution, which was announced at the company’s 2018 Global Women in Leadership Conference, will support programs like WE Lead and the First Ladies Initiative. WE Lead engages women leaders in the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan who share a common vision of advancing peaceful, prosperous societies through the expansion of economic opportunity for all. The First Ladies Initiative engages and supports first ladies from around the world as they use their unique platforms to improve lives in their countries.

“The inclusion of women in all aspects of society strengthens and improves the stability of their countries,” said First Lady Laura Bush. “At the Bush Institute, we recognize that a good future for our world depends on women, so our global leadership work is designed to support women and girls by improving access to education, health care, and economic opportunity. George and I are grateful that Boeing has partnered with the Bush Institute to make this important work possible.”

This latest investment builds upon Boeing’s long-standing support of women’s empowerment and women in STEM. In 2017 alone, Boeing and the Boeing Charitable Trust partnered with more than 120 STEM organizations and contributed nearly $18 million toward community initiatives that helped inspire an estimated 700,000 young women in STEM. Over the past six years, Boeing and the Boeing Charitable Trust have contributed more than $100 million toward community initiatives that have impacted an estimated 4.3 million young women around the world.

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