36 CLAIRE BABINEAUX-FON­TENOT

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“My goal is a hunger-free Amer­ica, and I have never been bet­ter po­si­tioned to make that goal a re­al­ity,” says the CEO of Feed­ing Amer­ica, the na­tion’s largest do­mes­tic hunger-re­lief or­ga­ni­za­tion. The fi­nance ex­pert left her cor­po­rate ca­reer when a breast-cancer di­ag­no­sis gave her pause, al­low­ing her to go back to her roots and build on what she was taught grow­ing up in Louisiana with—wait for it—107 sib­lings (bi­o­log­i­cal, adopted, and foster). “Among the many lessons I learned grow­ing up in our large fam­ily, three stand out: re­siliency, the power of di­ver­sity, and the fierce po­ten­tial of fe­male lead­er­ship,” she says.

CLAIRE BABINEAUXF­ONTENOT

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