Sylvia Mathews Burwell

(Sylvia Mary Mathews Burwell)

Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Sylvia Mathews Burwell
  • Born: June 23, 1965
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Public Servant

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Sylvia Mary Mathews Burwell is an American government and non-profit executive, who is the 15th president of American University since June 1, 2017. She is the first woman to serve as the university's president. She earlier served as the 22nd United States Secretary of Health and Human Services. President Barack Obama nominated Burwell on April 11, 2014. Burwell's nomination was confirmed by the Senate on June 5, 2014, by a vote of 78–17. She served as Secretary until the end of the Obama administration. Previously, she had been the Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget from 2013 to 2014.

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Across the globe, regardless of nationality or financial status, there is a common dream every mother has for her children - for them to live full, healthy and productive lives. As a mother, I share that dream for my children.
At Walmart, we recognize the need to support the development of our nation's youth.
Banks can't recoup the costs of serving customers who save in small amounts and transact frequently.
Big meetings and big talk are not enough in a world that is hungry for change. Big action - world leaders keeping their promises, and developing countries committing resources while listening ardently to the voice of the small farmer - is needed to bring big results and prosperity to the world's poor.
Certainly it is much easier to think about negotiating and having deals when there is a singular represented point of view. That pretty much is a given.
Day after day, ordinary people become heroes through extraordinary and selfless actions to help their neighbors.
Empowering small farmers to increase productivity, improve crop quality and access reliable markets is critical to addressing global hunger and poverty.
Health care costs are an issue both for the government and for our larger economy. Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;Government
I kind of have never thought about a career path, which is an unusual approach.
In an age when stagecraft, gauzy themes, and sound-bites have too often been substituted for leadership, Bill Clinton as a candidate made it essential to campaigning to take the specifics of governance seriously. Practical solutions were 'in;' ideology was 'out.' Leaders & Leadership
In Mexico, a network of government-operated rural convenience stores is offering banking services to rural communities.
In one month, the Small Business Administration does $1 billion of loans and guarantees for businesses; many of those are women-owned businesses. Business, Commerce & Finance
In Sub-Saharan Africa, where agriculture represents two-thirds of all employment, governments are proving that resource commitments yield success. In 2004, African heads of state pledged 10 percent of their national budgets to achieve 6 percent annual growth in agriculture. By 2008, 20 African countries had met or exceeded that 6 percent target. Success
Job training empowers people to realize their dreams and improve their lives.
Medical attention and emotional support can be difficult to obtain for those in need, yet both are essential to nurturing healthy futures year round and especially during the holiday season. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
My mother at the age of 65 decided she was going to run for mayor. She had never run for public office, and she decided she wanted to try and do some things for the community.
No innovation in the past 200 years has done more to save lives and improve health than the sanitation revolution triggered by invention of the toilet. But it did not go far enough. It only reached one-third of the world. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
One in six people in the U.S. at some point each year don't know where their next meal will come from.
'Putting People First' was progressivism revived and at its best.
Savings is an important tool because it can help the poor deal with the ups and downs of irregular earnings and help them build reserves for a rainy day.
Somewhere in Rwanda, a rural farmer is dreaming of providing an education for her children. Not just high school, but maybe even a university degree. Such a dream used to seem out of reach. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Technologies, including cell phones, have the potential to help millions of poor people out of poverty by enabling access to a range of safe, affordable financial services - most importantly, savings accounts - that have long been out of reach.
There are so many local nonprofits making a positive impact every day, and yet, oftentimes we don't hear enough about them or their needs.
To get the most from agricultural resources, poor farmers' needs must come first, guiding investment strategies and forming the yardstick for gauging results.
Walmart is committed to fighting hunger in America every day.
Walmart's Global Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative is working to create opportunity and empower women and girls in markets around the world. Women
We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to those who serve or have served in our country's military, as well as to the families of those individuals. Whether protecting our freedoms in foreign fields or making contributions here at home, the value these men and women bring to the American workforce and our way of life is beyond measure. Life ;Women
When nonprofits, companies and consumers work together, we believe we can make long term, positive change for the millions of people in America who struggle with hunger. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Where the federal government and the taxpayer has had funds misused, we need to use the full extent of the law to get those funds back for the taxpayer. Government
While natural disasters capture headlines and national attention short-term, the work of recovery and rebuilding is long-term. Work, Workers & The Labor Force