In a Nutshell
As Wanda Irving said, “Behind every maternal mortality statistic, there is a woman who is loved, a woman who will be immensely mourned, and who will be forever missed by the families left devastated in the aftermath.” After the preventable death of her daughter following childbirth, Wanda is working to elevate the standards for maternal health for all women and especially women of color.
More about Wanda
Wanda Irving envisions a health care system where no individual is excluded. Early in her career, Wanda developed a passion for leading community betterment and social change initiatives. She spent nearly three decades working in federal and local government, faith-based organizations, and in the non-profit arena where she focused her expertise to impact effective leadership development and meaningful engagement as a strategy to achieve resourceful solutions to complex community issues. After the untimely death of her daughter, Shalon Irving, following the birth of her own daughter, Wanda devoted her life’s work to bringing attention to health equity and racial equality. Wanda is currently developing a nonprofit to honor her daughter’s work, all while raising her 2 year old granddaughter, Soleil.