Ann Veneman

Board Member, Global Innovative Health Technology Fund and Clinton Health Access Initiative; Former US Secretary of Agriculture; Former Executive Director, UNICEF

Ann Veneman is a former executive director of UNICEF (2005-2010) and US agriculture secretary (2001 to 2005). She was also secretary of California’s Department of Food and Agriculture, held various positions at USDA, and practiced law. Veneman’s current board service includes the Global Innovative Health Technology Fund, Clinton Health Access Initiative, and Just Capital, among others. Aspeaker on poverty alleviation, empowering women and girls, food security, and global health, she’s been a fellow at Harvard School of Public Health and worked with the Bipartisan Policy Center on nutrition and political reform issues. Venemanwas named to the Forbes’s 2009 World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list.

Videos/Audio of Ann Veneman

Federal funds could not be used to pay for sugar-sweetened beverages under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance... See more
What are politicians and organizations doing to increase the number of female representatives in Congress? What do we... See more
Each day in every corner of the World, women and girls are forced into wrenching conditions, their basic human rights... See more
Nathan Wolfe, Ann Veneman, Chris Elias and Lyndon Haviland discuss models and visions for US leadership as well as it's... See more
Societies fail women at key moments in their lives-by not offering them quality health care. The consequences-and costs... See more