Jenny Bowen

Behind the Scenes: Filming Jenny Bowen for Your Life Calling

Posted on 02/10/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkThe following is a guest post by  Kim Sedmak, Executive Producer of “Your Life Calling TODAY” with Jane Pauley. You can watch the Your Life Calling series here. It’s a good thing Jenny Bowen is a former filmmaker. She and her husband Richard didn’t blink an eye when I told her our “crew call” to set and light for the TODAY show interview with Jane Pauley was 5 a.m.! On that early chilly morning last December, Jenny opened the door to …

A Purpose Prize Winner, Changing the World One Baby at a Time

Posted on 11/3/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringSometimes a story comes along that is so powerful and impactful that all we can do is shake our heads in wonder at the feat. Today that story is about Jenny Bowen and her non-profit organization, Half the Sky Foundation. Fifteen years ago Jenny saw a news photo of a starving Chinese girl and decided, with her husband, to adopt a baby from China. The adoption process revealed conditions in Chinese orphanages that appalled her – rampant neglect, and the …