Lauren Bush Lauren is the co-founder and CEO of FEED Projects, a company that creates products that help feed the world.
Lauren started as an Honorary Spokesperson for the WFP in 2004. Over the years, she has traveled the world with the WFP and UNICEF to learn about poverty and hunger firsthand. Inspired by her travels, she conceptualized the initial FEED 1 bag, which feeds one child in school for one year. FEED Projects has partnered with companies like Whole Foods, Gap, HSN, and Harrods. In 2008, she was given the Marie Claire Prix De La Moda Humanitarian Award, and in 2009 she was honored as a Fortune Most Powerful Women Entrepreneur. In 2010, she was included on Inc's "30 Under 30" List and given the Accessory Council's Humanitarian Award. In addition, Lauren launched Lauren Pierce Atelier in 2008, a fashion brand made with eco-friendly, artisan fabrics.
Meet Lauren Bush Lauren
Expertise: Designer, philanthropist
Location: New York City
Interests: Designing, traveling, reading, etc.
Background: Social entrepreneur.
Favorite meal: Pasta with marinara sauce.
Recent purchase: I just bought myself two kv5 stackable gold rings by Jacqueline Ytuarte.
Hidden talent: Typing really fast.
Book/film recommendation: To Catch a Thief is one of my favorite movies.
Restaurant recommendation: San Lorenzo in London.
If I had $20, I'd... : I would donate half and probably buy art supplies with the other half.
Transformative travel experience: When I was 13 I went to Kenya with my grandmother. It was definitely an eye-opening experience, and probably led in some way to what I'm doing now.
Favorite neighborhood: The West Village, NYC.
Dream holiday: Anywhere tropical with my husband.
If I could solve one problem, it would be: World hunger.
I wish people cared more about: Women's empowerment issues.
Recent big aha!: My last big aha! was when we decided to combine a cute children's holiday with giving back, and created the FEED Trick-or-Treat bag to benefit UNICEF.
The world would be a better place if: Everyone treated others as they themselves want to be treated.