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The last year has been a very challenging time for everyone everywhere. For the first time in a generation, the world faces a common crisis: COVID-19. Not only are we facing a global pandemic, we are facing major concerns about systemic racism in our country. Every day brings new changes that we must face, confront, and make choices about.

That’s why CARE has launched the CARE Speakers Series, bringing together influencers, celebrities, and experts who bring fresh perspectives to today’s issues, translate ideas into action, and lead in crisis.

Watch the recorded talks below.


Episode 1: Systemic Inequality and the Power of the Vote

Stacey Abrams, Founder Fair Fight Action

Interviewed by Michelle Nunn, CEO and President, CARE

May 28, 2020



Episode 2: The Gender Implications of COVID-19

Mark Suzman, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Interviewed by Michelle Nunn, President and CEO, CARE and including panelists Kalpana Jha, Accredited Social Health Activist; Dorcas Taylor Tucker, Founder and Director of the Real Women Enterprise; Beatriz Borges Urrutia, Executive Director of The Justice and Peace Center

September 29, 2020



Episode 3: Global Health & COVID-19

Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, Former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration

Interviewed by Michelle Nunn, CEO and President, CARE

September 23, 2020



Episode 4: Survivor Healing and Empathy Through Action

Tarana Burke, Founder of the ‘Me Too’ Movement

Interviewed by Ryan Shepard, Associate Vice President of U.S. Programs, CARE and including Danielle Ayers, CEO of the ‘Me Too’ Movement

October 20, 2020



Episode 5: Interpreting This Moment in Time

Henry Louis Gates Jr., Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University

Interviewed by Glenn Hutchins, Co-Chair of the Board, CARE and Chairman, North Island and Co-Founder, Silverlake, Michelle Nunn, CEO and President, CARE and Ryan Shepard, Associate Vice President of U.S. Programs, CARE

October 28, 2020



Episode 6: The Urgency and Importance of CARE’s Work Now

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Honorary Chair of CARE’s 75th Anniversary

November 18, 2020



Episode 7: Women Leading in Crisis

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland

Interviewed by Michèle Flournoy, Vice Chair of the Board, CARE and Co-Founder and Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors

November 18, 2020



Episode 8: Women Leading in Crisis

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, First Female President of Liberia & Nobel Peace Laureate

Interviewed by Runa Alam, CARE Board Member and Co-Founder and CEO Development Partners International

November 18, 2020



Episode 9: Community Service & Food Insecurity

Brad Paisley, GRAMMY Winner and Country Music Superstar & Kimberly Williams-Paisley, CARE Ambassador

Interviewed by Michelle Nunn, CEO and President, CARE and Ryan Shepard, Associate Vice President of U.S. Programs, CARE

December 14, 2020



Episode 10: Racial Injustice

Reverend Al Sharpton, Founder & CEO, National Action Network

Interviewed by Glenn Hutchins, Co-Chair of the Board, CARE and Chairman, North Island and Co-Founder, Silverlake

February 4, 2021



Episode 11: CARE’s Global Humanitarian Response to COVID-19 and Gender-Based Violence

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and Co-Founder of LeanIn.Org

Sheryl Sandberg Talks with Michelle Nunn about CARE’s Global Humanitarian Response to COVID-19 and Gender-Based Violence

May 8, 2020



Episode 12: Humanitarian Priorities – Q&A with Amb. Samantha Power and Michèle Flournoy

Amb. Samantha Power, President Biden’s Nominee, USAID Administrator, and Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Interviewed by Michèle Flournoy, Vice Chair, CARE Board of Directors, Former U.S. Undersecretary of Defense

February 3, 2021



Episode 13: I AM A LEADER (International Women’s Day)

Some of America’s top executives come together to discuss the fight for gender equality and the role companies are playing.​

  • Laura Coates, CNN and SiriusXM Host​
  • Nicole Clifton, President, Social Impact and the UPS Foundation​
  • Julie Plec, Creator, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Director​
  • Asahi Pompey, Global Head of Corporate Engagement and President, Goldman Sachs Foundation​

March 10, 2021



Episode 14: I AM A FIGHTER (International Women’s Day)

Today, in the face of a pandemic that separates us and political unrest that aims to divide us, the determination of these women to fight for gender equality and food justice has never been more important.​

  • Ingrid Hoffmann, Chef and TV Host​
  • Dolores Huerta, President and Founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and Co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America​
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Actress, Author, and CARE Global Advisory Council Member
  • Sandra Xiquin, President, Integral Agricultural Cooperative Mujeres 4 Pinos

March 17, 2021



Episode 15: I AM A CHANGEMAKER (International Women’s Day)

Gender empowerment is the most critical tool in the fight to end the global hunger crisis, but it is estimated that the COVID-19 crisis will only further increase female poverty. This episode’s speakers are committed to continuing the fight for gender equality amid this global hardship.

  • Marley Dias, Founder of #1000BLACKGIRLBOOKS and Author​
  • Paola Mendoza, Author, Filmmaker, Activist​
  • April Reign, Advocate and Writer​
  • Sofía Sprechmann Sineiro, Secretary General, CARE International

March 24, 2021



Episode 16: I AM AN ACHIEVER (International Women’s Day)

Join us as discuss the topics of girl’s education, leadership and STEAM education, and wrap up a powerful month of celebrating EVERY WOMAN!

  • Caterina Fake, Founder and Investor, Yes VC
  • Rachel Hartgen, Director of Education, CARE​​
  • Bianca Lawson, Actor and CARE Global Advisory Council Member​

March 31, 2021



Episode 17: A Decade of Impact in Cocoa Communities

Join us as we celebrate CARE and Cargill’s Decade of Impact, and hear from some of our incredible speakers!

  • Ambassador Ertharin Cousin, former Executive Director of the World Food Program
  • Filip Buggenhout, Managing Director for Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate North America
  • Spike Mendelsohn, CARE Chef Advocate
  • Rose Tchwenko, CARE Country Director in Ghana

April 28, 2021



Episode 18: Moments with Mothers

We kicked off our “Moments of CARE” May series with moms – the ones who’ve sent as many CARE Packages as CARE has over the last 75 years. We’ll get to know mothers and their children from around the world as they reflect on how the next generation can shape the future.

  • Former Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IND.) and Jessica Brooks
  • CARE President and CEO Michelle Nunn and Colleen Nunn
  • CARE Yemen Humanitarian Coordinator Bushra Aldukhainah and Yusuf Aldhafiry
  • CARE USA Advocates Cynthia Levin and Yara Levin
  • ACLU Director Andrea Young and Taylor Stanley Iyoho

May 6, 2021



Episode 19: Moments with World Leaders

Secretary Albright, Secretary Clinton, and Secretary Kerry reflect on lessons learned from 1946, the great things we’ve done together, and how we continue to tackle current and future challenges with the same boldness. Moderated by Laura Coates.

  • Secretary Madeleine Albright, 64th Secretary of State to the United States
  • Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Honorary Chair of CARE’s 75th Anniversary & 67th Secretary of State to the United States
  • Secretary John Kerry, 68th Secretary of State to the United States
  • Moderated by Laura Coates, CNN Senior Legal Analyst/Anchor & Host of The Laura Coates Show on SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S.


May 13, 2021



Episode 20: Moments with Financial Leaders

75 years ago, CARE Packages primarily consisted of food and were delivered by plane, camel, and even sled dogs. Today, CARE runs one of the largest cash transfer programs in the world and is changing the structure of humanitarian relief around the globe. Join us for a fascinating discussion of risks and opportunities arising from blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies and their potential to transform the lives of the world’s most marginalized people.

  • Glenn Hutchins, CARE Board Co-chair
  • Elizabeth Rossiello, Founder & CEO of AZA Finance
  • Moderated by Lona Stoll, Vice President for Impact and Innovation and Chief Innovation Officer of CARE


May 20, 2021


Episode 21: Life, Work, Equality, and Aging Beautifully

We welcomed model, entrepreneur, and CARE’s Global Advocate Iman and actor/farmer Isabella Rossellini.

Isabella’s mother, renowned actress Ingrid Bergman, was one of the first celebrities to promote the original CARE Package®, and Isabella will share an excerpt from her mother’s autobiography, where she discusses the importance of this work in her life.

You don’t want to miss this inspirational conversation between two longtime friends who share their perspectives on farming, fashion, motherhood, reckoning with racism and heeding the humanitarian call.

  • Iman, CARE’s Global Advocate
  • Isabella Rossellini, actor/farmer


June 30, 2021