May 26, 2015
Sneak Preview of Every Mother Counts’ New Docu-Series “Giving Birth in America” on the State of Maternal Health in the U.S.
NEW YORK, NY – May 27, 2015 – SheKnows Media, the number-one women’s lifestyle digital media company1 with more than 80 million unique visitors per month2 and 162 million social media fans and followers, today announced that Founder of Every Mother Counts and filmmaker (“No Woman, No Cry” and “Every Mile, Every Mother”), Christy Turlington Burns will keynote #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us on July 17 in New York City.
Onstage, Turlington Burns will share the defining moment that inspired her to found Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. She will also share a sneak preview of the organization’s new three-part, short film series, “Giving Birth in America” – which examines some of the reasons that the U.S. is falling so far behind in maternal healthcare. The U.S. has the worst outcomes of any industrialized nation and is one of only eight countries where maternal deaths are increasing.3 The "Giving Birth In America" series follows pregnant women living in New York, Florida and Montana to document the final weeks of their pregnancies and examine their healthcare options.
“When I speak to audiences here in the U.S. and abroad, they are oftentimes most surprised to learn that this is still a problem in the 21st century,” said Turlington Burns. “Pregnancy is not a disease that needs a cure, but it does require our nation's attention and resources in order to put an end to preventable deaths related to childbirth. SheKnows Media is the ideal platform to educate and engage around this issue because they are passionate about igniting conversations and inspiring others to make an impact in their communities.”
Now in its 11th year and taking place July 16-18 at the Hilton New York, #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us draws more than 3,500 social media influencers, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and industry luminaries in celebration of women content creators.
Elisa Camahort Page, SheKnows Media’s Senior Vice President, Community Content & Events, said, “Inspiration and empowerment are what #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us is all about. Christy’s work embodies both, and we couldn’t be more excited to give her a platform to share her passion for maternal health advocacy work, which focuses on the fact that women and girls around the world face dangerous – but preventable – risks during pregnancy and childbirth.”
For more information or to register for #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us, click here and join the conversation on social using the #BlogHer15 hashtag.
1 comScore, Media Metrix, Multiplatform Lifestyles Category Ranking Reports, January & February & March & April 2015, U.S.
2 comScore, Media Metrix, Multiplatform Key Measures Report, April 2015, U.S.
3 Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, www.arhp.org
About Every Mother Counts
Every Mother Counts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. Every Mother Counts informs, engages, and mobilizes new audiences to take actions and raise funds that support maternal health programs around the world. The organization was founded by global maternal health advocate Christy Turlington Burns in 2010. With funds raised, Every Mother Counts supports programs that improve access to comprehensive maternity care in Haiti, Uganda, Malawi, India, Tanzania, Nepal (emergency relief grant) and the United States.
About SheKnows Media
SheKnows Media is the number-one women’s lifestyle digital media company with more than 80 million unique visitors per month (comScore, Media Metrix, Multiplatform Lifestyles Category Ranking Report, April 2015, U.S.) and 162 million social media fans and followers. The company operates a family of leading media properties that include SheKnows.com, BlogHer.com, StyleCaster.com, DailyMakeover.com, BeautyHigh.com and DrinksMixer.com. With a mission of women inspiring women, SheKnows Media is revolutionizing the publishing industry by forging a new kind of model that seamlessly integrates users, editors and content creators onto a single platform designed to empower all women to discover, share and create. Whether it’s parenting or pop culture, fashion or food, DIY or décor, our award-winning editorial team, Experts, bloggers and social media influencers produce authentic and on-trend content every day. We dig deep to learn what makes our audience tick, revealing unexpected insights on women and digital media. Our robust, end-to-end suite of premium branded content and influencer marketing solutions generate more than 2 billion ad impressions per month (sources: DFP and OAS), allowing brands to distribute authentic content and integrated advertising at scale.
SheKnows Media is based in New York and Scottsdale, Ariz., with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago and Belmont, Calif. We also operate internationally in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.