Episode 18: Christy Turlington Burns, Every Mother Counts

Christy Turlington Burns, founder of “Every Mother Counts” joined host Lindsey Hein on her podcast  “I’ll Have Another with Lindsey Hein” and we couldn’t think of a better cross over episode for The Illuminate Podcast!

I was so honored to sit down with her at the Every Mother Counts office in NYC to hear all about the work being done to support women and provide the opportunity for safe maternal healthcare around the World.

“Every Mother Counts envisions a World where all women have the opportunity to enter motherhood and not only survive, but thrive. Christy is the founder of the organization which she began after having her own childbirth related complications. Christy directed and produced the documentary feature film, No Woman, No Cry to highlight the challenges women face throughout pregnancy and childbirth around the world.

Under Christy’s leadership, Every Mother Counts has invested nearly $15
million in programs in Africa, Latin America, South Asia and the United States focused
on making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere.

Before founding Every Mother Counts, Christy received international acclaim as a model
representing the world’s biggest fashion and beauty brands. She was the Founder of
Nuala, a yoga lifestyle brand in partnership with Puma, co-founder of Sundari, a skincare
based on the principals of Ayurveda, and author of the bestselling book, Living Yoga:
Creating a Life Practice.

Christy has been featured on thousands of magazine covers, was one of Time’s 100 Most
Influential People, and Glamour Magazine’s 2013 Woman of the Year. In March 2016,
EMC was recognized as one of Fast Company magazine’s Top 10 Most Innovative Not-
For-Profit Companies.

Christy graduated Cum Laude from NYU’s Gallatin School of Independent Studies and
studied Public Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She
has served on the Harvard Medical School Global Health Council, the Harvard School of
Public Health Board of Dean’s Advisors and the advisory Board of New York
University, Nursing School. Christy lives in New York City with her husband filmaker, Edward Burns and their two children.”

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