Judy Miller has devoted her life to changing policy and changing lives. While pursuing a globetrotting career in international marketing and communications for corporations, nonprofits and government institutions, she devoted time to advocate for women and children in the U.S. and around the world. In 1997 her international expertise and humanitarian interests converged when she became director of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize and vice president of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, a family foundation headquartered in Los Angeles created by the hotel visionary in 1944 to help the world’s disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The Hilton Humanitarian Prize at $1.5 million is the world’s largest humanitarian award and is given to organizations doing extraordinary work to alleviate human suffering anywhere in the world. A prestigious international jury makes the final selection. The Hilton Prize is often called the Nobel of the humanitarian world and 17 organizations have received the honor to date.