Hello!

bitani
Posted August 19, 2015 from Lebanon

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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Obisakin Busayo
Aug 20, 2015
Aug 20, 2015

Dear Bayan,

You are highly welcome to the group. it is indeed my pleasure meeting with you in this group, I am so happy and excited that we are going to work together to move Economic Empowerment group forward.

Love

Busayo

bitani
Aug 25, 2015
Aug 25, 2015

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

Eliza Gilmore
Aug 21, 2015
Aug 21, 2015

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

bitani
Aug 25, 2015
Aug 25, 2015

Thanks Eliza for the encouragement and for all your efforts.

Olanike
Aug 22, 2015
Aug 22, 2015

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

bitani
Aug 25, 2015
Aug 25, 2015

Thank you so much Olanike for these beautiful words :)

libudsuroy
Aug 25, 2015
Aug 25, 2015

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.

JANEKALU
Aug 28, 2015
Aug 28, 2015

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

Lisa Anderson
Sep 11, 2015
Sep 11, 2015

Dear Bayan,

I remember seeing your posts when you were a 2013 VOF Correspondent, and I am so excited to work with you again! It's lovely to hear more about your story and what has brought you to World Pulse.

This line was so powerful: "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." Wishing you all the best on your journey as a Community Champion!

Warm regards,

Lisa

bitani
Sep 12, 2015
Sep 12, 2015

Dear libudsuroy, Jane, and Lisa,

Thank you very much for your touching words and for the support. I hope I can add to this group and help empower women worldwide.

Best regards, Bayan

rosemary_ntoipo
Sep 17, 2015
Sep 17, 2015

Dear Bayan,

Conratulation for your new position and taking up this very important leadership role at the Economic Empowerment Group. Am very happy to be with you on this platform.

Warm regards,

Rosemary.

bitani
Sep 20, 2015
Sep 20, 2015

Thank you very much Rosemary for the encouragement :) 

Nkwachi
Nov 14, 2015
Nov 14, 2015

Hello Bitani,

probably it's late to say congrats but congratulations all the same. i am new to this community. i hope i can learn from the knowledge and experiences of everyone in this group. i organise women into small groups in my community to empower them on how to save so that they can readily get money to expend on their needs. while doing this, i also teach them the importance of leadership, political inclusion and participation as one of the quickest ways contribute to the decision making process. i know i would find your contributions invaluable as you have been in the field quite longer than i have.

it's a great pleasure to be here..... : )

Nkwachi.