On today’s show, Liz talks with Laura Stachel—the light of maternal health. What do you do when you’re born with an abundance of intellectual curiosity? If you’re Liz’s guest Laura Stachel, you become a pianist, OB/GYN, and doctorate in public health. She also founded of a non-profit that provides critical light to African hospitals and clinics so women can safely deliver babies.
And, Laura’s not done yet. Her nonprofit, We Care Solar, is working to light every birth in 5 countries in Africa with clean solar power. That’s in addition to the over 9 million mothers and newborns they’ve already served with their solar suitcases. Impressed? Keep listening for this extraordinary interview with Laura Stachel.
2:09 From pianist to doctor
4:44 Practicing as an OB/GYN
7:12 Learning how difficult birth can be outside the United States
11:08 “Why am I here?”
16:04 The first solar suitcase
19:11 Founding We Care Solar
22: 57 How do you start a nonprofit in Africa?
25:40 Launching the Light Every Birth initiative in Liberia
30:49 Lighting every birth by 2030
33:33 What drives her success
You can follow Laura on LinkedIn.
You can donate to the We Care Solar Mother’s Day campaign here. Note that all donations will be matched through the end of May.
If you enjoyed the podcast, please subscribe and share a review. Engage with more stories of those finding fulfillment in the third act of their lives on Liz Tinkham’s Third Act podcast at thirdactpodcast.com.