F ashion icon, social entrepreneur, advocate, mother — Christy Turlington Burns has many superpowers. As founder and CEO of the maternal health organization Every Mother Counts, she and her team help mothers around the world access essential maternity care. Christy shares how she taps into insights, and how those around her inspire her to be even more Extraordinary than she already is.
My first pregnancy opened my eyes up to issues around maternal health. After my daughter was born, I suffered a postpartum hemorrhage. This experience caused me to think more about what women around the world have or don’t have with regards to access to care, which ultimately led me to start Every Mother Counts, or EMC, in 2010.