A heartfelt thank you to our Community Champions

Lisa Anderson
Posted August 6, 2015 from United States
World Pulse team members send gratitude to the first Community Champions, Maria Chona Lasaca, Phionah Musumba, Dudziro Nhengu, and Olanike Olugboji. (1/1)

In early 2015, the inaugural World Pulse Community Champions pioneered a new way of interacting on WorldPulse.com, leading the new Economic Empowerment and Leadership groups.

From championing causes to spearheading movements within groups, from listening in on discussions to welcoming new members, these four champions have strengthened and grown the World Pulse Online Community.

World Pulse extends a heartfelt thank you to Maria Chona Lasaca, Phionah Musumba, Dudziro Nhengu, and Olanike Olugboji for forging new territory and serving as the first Community Champions from January to July 2015.

“They have been leading exemplars of what the World Pulse community stands for and what sisterhood can look like,” says Eliza Gilmore, Online Community Lead. “I hope that this program can grow and be a catalyst for movement building and connections on World Pulse.”

As a co-leader of the Economic Empowerment group, Maria Chona from the Philippines consistently welcomed new members and provided supportive, inquisitive comments. With her, Phionah from Kenya led by example, contributing a powerful Path to Participation submission.

In her co-facilitation of the Leadership group, Dudziro from Zimbabwe posted numerous journal contributions covering a variety of leadership topics. In partnership, Olanike from Nigeria wore many hats as a strong connector, strategic thinker and welcomer.

“The Community Champions provided sincere and consistent encouragement for one another, which was a beautiful thing to witness,” Eliza says. “The sisterhood that they grew was such a precious and lovely part of it all.”

Tiffany Purn, Community and Training Program Manager, recalls how the Community Champions “explored challenging topics in honest and deeply personal ways, with an unshakable passion and the courage to question.”

Along with the champions, four mentors provided endless support and encouragement to the first Community Champion program, helping champions to craft and hone their visions. World Pulse sends deep gratitude to these mentors, including Debra Engle,Robyn Lui,Elaine Millam, and Victoria Gonin.

The Community Champion program will continue to grow, multiplying World Pulse’s ability to connect women to one another and to impact the world.

“I hope that this inaugural group of Community Champions have the pleasure of seeing the program grow beyond what they could have ever imagined, knowing that they planted the seeds,” Tiffany says.

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Olanike
Aug 14, 2015
Aug 14, 2015

Dear Lisa,

I am deeply touched by your beautifully pieced together message of appreciation. We owe World Pulse all the gratitude for affording us an opportunity to come on board as the "inaugural group of Online Community Champions (OCCs)". The experience remains memorable and I hold dear to my heart, all the connections that happened. I would also like to use this platform to convey heartfelt appreciation to my resilient co-OCCs;  our extremely supportive group supervisors- Tiffany, Eliza and Leana; my devoted and unforgetable mentors- Robyn Lui and Elaine Millam and all the amazing group members who ensured that we recorded great progress each passing day.  And to you Lisa, I say all the best as you oversee the existing and soon to be rolled out groups to great heights. Love you ALL!

Warmly,

Olanike

Lisa Anderson
Aug 19, 2015
Aug 19, 2015

Dear Olanike,

It was my honor to write about the extraordinary Community Champions! Thank you so much for the tremendous energy and enthusiasm you have brought to this program. We are so lucky to collaborate with you! What an exciting time to be rolling out our next three groups and bringing on the second group of Community Champions.

Thank you again!

Warm regards,

Lisa

v.t.priya
Aug 20, 2015
Aug 20, 2015

hello,hai ,it was very amazing picture,very very good to see,i feel very proud to join in this group............thank you

 my hearty wishses to every one......

Aliya Bashir
Aug 23, 2015
Aug 23, 2015

Dear Lisa,

Thank you very much for this thoughtful post.

This post undoubtely made me proud to be a part of this ongoing incredible journey.

A big shout out to the pioneer sisters who made it possible.

So far, the experience has been quite unique and very significant.

Look forward to learn from each other's experiences!

Regards

Aliya

Lisa Anderson
Aug 23, 2015
Aug 23, 2015

Dear Aliya,

So delighted to hear from you! How wonderful to see the next group of grassroots women leaders take the helm and begin their Community Champion experience. I'm so glad to hear the experience has been unique and significant thus far. Keep up the great work; I am sure there will be many great things to learn from each other!

Warm regards,

Lisa

CHARLOTTENYINAWINKA
Aug 30, 2015
Aug 30, 2015

thank you so much our heroes and you can transform  word and sharing your talent on line

Sister Zeph
Sep 21, 2015
Sep 21, 2015

What a perfect and beatiful family is the World Pulse , where there is a freedom to have dreams and a hope to make them true. 

Tamarack Verrall
Oct 24, 2015
Oct 24, 2015

Dear Lisa, and dear Community Champions,

Thank you for this beautiful piece, and for the beautiful responses. I reflect every single day on what I now know is going on globally, through World pulse, just as I reflect on and gather strength from the women I know who are not part of Worldpulse, but who are equally committed to change. Just the thought of all of you puts wind under my wings daily, and the stories I can now tell puts wind under the wings of so many others. What I love about this piece, Lisa, is that it is a beautiful reminder of how just the thought of each other is such a gift of ongoing strength, courage, inspiration, and how reaffirming of the reality of what we are doing together, through recognition such as this. 

In deep gratitude to our Community Champions, and to our WorldPulse team,

Tam

Lisa Anderson
Oct 26, 2015
Oct 26, 2015

Dear Tam,

Thank you so much for this eloquent response! I am always heartened to read your beautiful writing and comments on World Pulse. You are an inspiration to many of us!

Warm regards,

Lisa