Christy Turlington Burns

Founder & CEO
Every Mother Counts

Christy is a mother, global maternal health advocate, and Founder & CEO of Every Mother Counts. After experiencing a childbirth related complication following the delivery of her first child in 2003, Christy was compelled to direct and produce the documentary feature film, "No Woman, No Cry," to explore challenges and solutions that impact maternal and infant health around the world. In 2010, she founded Every Mother Counts to heighten awareness about the global maternal health crisis and invest in programs around the world to ensure all women have access to quality maternal healthcare. The non-profit is dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere. Prior to her work as a maternal health advocate, 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, and co-founder of Sundari, a skincare product.

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