Boeing donates USD 3m to Bush Institute's global leadership impact center to support women's empowerment

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has announced it has awarded a grant in the amount of USD 3.0 million to the George W. Bush Institute´s Global Leadership Impact Center, the company said.

The grant, part of a previously announced $10 million donation to the Institute, will support women´s empowerment and global leadership programs aimed at promoting education, healthcare and economic opportunity for women around the world.

Boeing´s contribution will support programs like WE Lead and the First Ladies Initiative. WE Lead engages women leaders in the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan who share a common vision of advancing peaceful, prosperous societies through the expansion of economic opportunity for all. The First Ladies Initiative engages and supports first ladies from around the world as they use their unique platforms to improve lives in their countries.

Chicago-based Boeing is the world´s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries.

Housed within the George W. Bush Presidential Center, the George W. Bush Institute is an action-oriented, nonpartisan policy organization with the mission of developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action to solve today´s most pressing challenges. Through three Impact Centers — Domestic Excellence, Global Leadership, and an Engagement Agenda — the Bush Institute delivers measurable results that save and improve lives. To learn more, visit www.BushCenter.org.