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Igniting the Movement
We are bringing World Pulse LIVE voices to more stages and conferences year round! Follow us and the powerful grassroots women leaders on global stages, influential forums, and local events throughout 2013, as they speak out about the issues facing our global community, promote fearless solutions, and accelerate urgently needed change.
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A VOICE FOR GIRLS EDUCATION
Beatrice Achieng, Uganda
Winning a historic tribal ruling in her village allowing women to own land was just the beginning for Beatrice Achieng. A youth leader for her community of over 700,000, Beatrice advances solutions for grassroots development, supports education for local girls, and pioneers the use of information and communication technologies to combat Uganda's HIV/AIDS crisis.
I will speak for change to my very last breath.
A VOICE ENDING BREAST IRONING
Chi Yvonne Leina, Cameroon
Chi Yvonne Leina is a journalist from Cameroon who exposes negative cultural practices, such as the inhumane treatment of widows and breast ironing, which affects 3-4 million girls in West Africa. When her World Pulse coverage on breast ironing was noticed by CNN, the news outlet produced a story that went on to become #1 on CNN.com. The recent recipient of the Amelia Earhart Women Have Wings Award, which honors courageous and pioneering women leaders, Leina has launched a campaign to eradicate breast ironing. Over 20,000 women and girls have already sworn to end the practice in Cameroon. Now she is creating a media center to train women and young girls to use digital media and citizen journalism to educate and transform society.
The worldwide web is a sure path to the liberation of millions of feminine destinies that have been chained in a pit of tradition.
A VOICE FOR CONNECTION
Kara Lozier, United States
Feeling isolated in rural Vermont, Kara Lozier left her career in accounting to pursue more person-to-person connections and support others globally. When she signed up to become a Listener for World Pulse, Kara found unexpected fulfillment and purpose. She quickly connected with women and men activists worldwide online and used her strengths as a collaborator to support their initiatives, including seminars to end street harassment against women; a social media project to empower young women in Afghanistan; and funding for an Afghan male women’s rights activist to pursue his dream of a university degree. By supporting others, she has found her own voice and her calling.
I am not satisfied helping one person — I want to help one person who aspires to help many more.
CEO AND FOUNDER OF WORLD PULSE
Jensine Larsen, United States
Jensine (Yen-See Nah) Larsen, an award-winning social media entrepreneur and international journalist is the founder of World Pulse. With her finger on the pulse of women's voices globally, Jensine speaks around the world, appearing in media and on stages from NPR to TED. In his best selling book, “Half the Sky” New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recommends joining World Pulse as one of the top 4 things you can do in 10 minutes to support women globally.
We are on the verge of the greatest global acceleration of women's empowerment in history due to the connective power of digital media and technology.
Allison Frost is the senior producer and occasional host of Think Out Loud on OPB Radio. She's worn a variety of hats at OPB, including announcer, web producer, host, managing editor and senior producer. Before OPB, she led a local community radio station in Fresno, tutored English and sold books. She holds a B.A. in Speech Communication from California State University-Fresno and a Master of Science degree in Journalism and Communication from the University of Oregon. She likes to play with and blog about her two young children in and around Portland's Buckman neighborhood where she and her husband make their home.
Experience World Pulse LIVE 2013
May 30-October 9
Malaysia | Philadelphia | New York | Portland
kuala lumpur, malaysia
May 28-30: Women Deliver Conference – Our community board member Stella Paul spoke on a panel of digital advocacy, activism, and storytelling.
July 16-19: Women in Public Service Institute: Peacebuilding and Development Conference – Syrian World Pulse leader, Hummingbird, led a workshop on the power of the World Pulse platform and the skills learned through the Voices of Our Future training program.
New York, New York
Sept 20-23: International Women's Earth & Climate Summit – At this environmental summit which is bringing together 100 global women leaders, Congolese World Pulse leader, Neema Namadamu, will speak on a panel spotlighting the voices from the forests.
Sept 22-24: Social Good Summit – World Pulse Founder Jensine Larsen and Congolese World Pulse women leader, Neema Namadamu, will lead a panel on at this dynamic conference, where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions.
Eternal gratitude to our community supporters!
2013 World Pulse LIVE Partners
Will Nash & Debbie Priest
North Star Foundation
Special thank you to Noah Boyer for video production; Nan Crawford, Speaking Coach; and Krystee Sidwell, LMT.