Former Danish Prime minister Helle Thorning Schmidt(L) and Johanne Schmidt Nielsen of the opposition party "Enhedslisten" attend a debate on on a controversial immigration bill that includes allowing police so seize migrants' valuables on January 13, 2016 in Copenhagen. The bill has been criticised by UN refugee agency UNHCR which fears it will "fuel fear" and "xenophobia", while international media have compared the searches to Nazi Germany's seizing of gold and valuables from Jews and others during World War II. / AFP / Scanpix Denmark AND Scanpix / MARIE HALD / Denmark OUT (Photo credit should read MARIE HALD/AFP/Getty Images)Marie Hald—AFP/Getty Images
- AffiliationSave the Children International
As Denmark’s first female Prime Minister, Thorning-Schmidt helped steer the nation through the financial crisis. Today, in her dream job, she runs a charity with a budget of over $2 billion that reaches 55 million children in 120 countries. Save the Children’s latest campaign seeks to address 400 million “forgotten” poor children who are excluded from services like health care and education because they are girls, refugees, or disabled.