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Barbara Bush on solving global health problems, one young person at a time

October 14, 2011: 5:09 PM ET

Barbara Bush, CEO and Co-founder, Global Health Corps, sat down with Fortune editor-at-large Pattie Sellers during Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit this month in Laguna Niguel, California. 

Below is an unedited transcript of their talk:

Barbara Bush

Pattie Sellers, left, and Barbara Bush

PATTIE SELLERS:  I am so thrilled to have Barbara Bush here.  Barbara Bush, daughter of President Bush, came to our May Most Powerful Women Dinner, and I was lucky enough to have Barbara at my table.  And we kind of instantly connected.  It was a very odd thing.  And she's an entrepreneur in the public health space, and doing some really, really fascinating stuff.  And, Barbara, come on out.

(Applause.)

BARBARA BUSH:  Thanks, Pattie.

PATTIE SELLERS:  So, we only have ten minutes, so we're going to make this fast.  You graduated from Yale in 2004.

BARBARA BUSH:  Yes.

PATTIE SELLERS:  And you went to Africa and did some work there, and you really didn't have a plan to become an entrepreneur, sort of social entrepreneur, but there was a moment that you saw an opportunity.  And explain that.

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