Hello fellow sisters in the economic empowerment group,

I am very glad to be here, for am a believer in the importance of economic independence of women. This empowerment will make women financially secure, and, equally important, provide them with opportunities to achieve cirtical positions in their countries and to contribute to their societies.

I come from a country in the Middle East, where women are still not treated justly. My name is Bayan Itani, and I am a 26 year-old single mother. I have a BA in journalism and and MA in sociology.

I became a WorldPulse member back in 2013 when I joined as a VOF correspondent. Thanks to WorldPulse and to the program in particular, I turned out to further support women's pursue of justice. I have often said that having a platform for women is the first step to communicate our common problems and issues. Today, with my engagement in this group, I am jumping to the next step, which is investing in this beautiful platform to inspire my sisters, and to get inspired from them. Starting there, we can intensify our dreams and encourage ourselves to pursue them.

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Thank you dear Busayo. I hope that together we will make this group much more inspiring.

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."—Judy Garland

Bayan,

We are so excited to have you co-leading the Economic Empowerment Group! Your rich experience and passion for this topic will surely enable you to empower and mobilize women around this topic. I'm very excited for your journey ahead as a Community Champion, and you can count on our full support as you move forward on that journey!

Warm Regards, Eliza

Thanks Eliza for the encouragement and for all your efforts.

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."—Judy Garland

Congratulations Bitani! It's great that members of the Economic Empowerment Group and the larger World Pulse community would have an opportunity to benefit from your experience and abilities. I am particularly inspired by these words- "......having a platform for women is the first step to communicate our common problems and issues".

I look forward to the transformational conversations that will take place in the group.

 

Best wishes,

Olanike

Thank you so much Olanike for these beautiful words :)

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."—Judy Garland

Dear Bitani,

Congratulations on your new leadership role on World Pulse! As a group member, I commit to support you and the other Community Champions. You are such an inspiration as you embody the values of this group and of World Pulse. I am pleased to meet you again here at World Pulse.

Blessings, libudsuroy

''Every Day is a Journey and the Journey itself is Home.'' (Matsuo Basho)

Hi Bitani

   You are welcome to this platorm,We are haplpy to have you in our midst .Because you are such an inspirition and because we are  rest assured that your presence will take this group to another level, we say thank you for being with us

Jane kalu