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Women Deliver 100: The Most Inspiring People Delivering for Girls and Women

“Women Deliver is announcing the “Women Deliver 100,” our list of the hundred most inspiring people who have delivered for girls and women. This list recognizes women and men, both prominent and lesser known, who have committed themselves to improving the lives of girls and women around the world. Honorees derive from the fields of health, human rights, politics, economics, education, journalism, and philanthropy, and represent a great diversity of geographic and cultural backgrounds. The 100 honorees were selected from among hundreds of potentials and feature some of the most intrepid, committed, and results-driven people in the world.”

HWHTW favorites Christy Turlington Burns and Zainab Salbi made the list!

Read more: http://www.womendeliver.org/updates/entry/women-deliver-100-the-most-inspiring-people-delivering-for-girls-and-women/

April 4, 2011 at 5:55 pm 2 comments

Every Mother Counts

Supermodel-turned-activist Christy Turlington Burns is on a mission to promote maternal health.  Her nonprofit, Every Mother Counts, provides health services to women in the developing world and advocates for maternal health-friendly policies here at home.  And coming soon: No Woman No Cry, the movie.

“In her gripping directorial debut, Christy Turlington Burns shares the powerful stories of at-risk pregnant women in four parts of the world, including a remote Maasai tribe in Tanzania, a slum of Bangladesh, a post-abortion care ward in Guatemala, and a prenatal clinic in the United States.”

Read more: http://everymothercounts.org/

Follow Christy on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cturlington

December 22, 2010 at 11:45 am Leave a comment

TEDWomen, In Their Own Words

Some of the speakers and other attendees at TEDWomen also blogged about their experiences there – check them out for a different perspective:

Christy Turlington Burns: http://everymothercounts.org/issue/news/2010/12/christy-blogs-tedwomen-day-2

Liza Donnelly: http://whendotheyservethewine.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/the-power-of-cartoons-at-tedwomen/

Liza on being interviewed by Christy: http://whendotheyservethewine.wordpress.com/2010/12/11/interview-with-christy-turlington-and-more/

A succinct list of highlights from Amanda Rose: http://amandalindsayrose.tumblr.com/post/2169622818/tweet-sized-tedwomen-takeaways

An excellent writeup from the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/10/AR2010121006202.html?sid=ST2010121007241

December 11, 2010 at 9:51 am Leave a comment

TEDWomen Recap

There were so many noteworthy talks, and not nearly enough time to blog them all.  They weren’t kidding about TEDWomen being an “immersive experience.”  I’ll continue to write posts about the speakers I’ve missed, and add links to the videos so you can see them for yourself.  In the meantime, my closing TEDWomen thought is that as world-changing as the speeches were, my favorite memories are of “unofficial” moments:

– Talking yoga with supermodel-author-maternal health advocate Christy Turlington Burns

–  Debating bitchiness in the workplace with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Hanna Rosin of Slate

– Swapping relationship advice with tennis star Liezel Huber

– Analyzing my amateur comic strip-drawing career with New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly

– Bonding with my “TED besties” Hanna and Heather

Enjoy the posts, enjoy the videos, and if TED comes to your town… go!

December 9, 2010 at 11:13 pm 2 comments

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