Christy Turlington Burns is an activist, model, advocate and founder of the nonprofit Every Mother Counts. As part of City National Bank's spotlight on Women's History Month, Burns speaks with Coffey about how she developed a passion for maternal health and founded an organization that supports mothers around the world before, during and after pregnancy.
After suffering a near-fatal complication during the birth of her first child in 2003, Burns was motivated to start the New York-based global nonprofit that seeks to make childbirth safe for every woman. Since 2010, Every Mother Counts has invested $21 million in grants to 29 programs in nine countries. It also has supported more than a million people, including women, babies, health workers and community members.
Now, with the pandemic making it even more difficult for many women to access quality, respectful and equitable maternity care, supporting mothers is as urgent as ever.
Listen in as Coffey and Burns discuss the challenges to equitable healthcare both domestically and internationally, provide guidance on renewal and personal reinvention and explore ways women are making strides in both the workplace and at home in 2021.
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