Opening up my appreciation box for the Unique World Pulse women leadership

Regina Afanwi Young
Posted January 30, 2021 from Cameroon

 I grew up in a typical African setting where women leadership is almost not recognised or even allowed. More so I come from a family of eights girls. My mum never had a son and so my extended family saw us as no good. Fortunately my father never paid attention to all the myth and negativity surrounding the girl child in Africa. He educated and empowered us with so many skills including leadership skills. We supported each other to develop these skills. I can still remember even in our play groups as young girls we volunteered as leaders at the least opportunity. My Dad recognised the uniqueness of the female lead and was so determined to instill those qualities in his eight daughters. Thank you beloved Dad for always being an advocate for women leadership and for always making us having this positive feeling that women are created differently with some real unique leadership qualities. All we need to do is support, empower, inspire and  motivate  each other to  bring out the best in us.

 All thanks to my work relationship with Veronica Ngum she introduced me to World Piulse were I have the opportunity to experience and be part of these amazing women leadership style. Today I open up my appreciation box in recognition of our sisters on World Pulse who's leadership style stand out and whose lead has has impacted us on and beyond the platform. I start by recognising the fact that;

When women lead they connect and so i celebrate the Unique leadership of Jesine, Larsen. Thank you for this great initiative of World Pulse that enables women to work locally but connect globally. For bringing women to put ideas together that would pave a way for the long awaited generation equality. Truly when women lead they connect each other for a greater purpose. Thank you Jensine for connecting us women and I am so humbled to be part of these amazing women. World Pulse is where every women should belong, a place where I found an extended family, a place I  call home.   

  When women lead they empower each other; Before I joint World Pulse I have never attended an international conference. I didn't have opportunities to be on zoom calls. It sounded abstract to me because most of my work meetings were face to face meetings. Thanks to the leadership of one amazing , selfless and kind hearted woman leader Jill langhus more than 300 women and i have been able to attend three aspire events in a year on a free ticket and many more international event which she has shared on social media plateforms. Her desire to empower other women, her unique ability to loby enabled her attain the goal. Jill will stop at nothing to share relevant resources with women on World Pulse and follow up to make sure you are getting the most out of it. Although it requires a lot of time, energy and hard work to do all that, she is willing, happy and ever ready to do so unconditionally. Thank you for your unique leadership Jill.

When Women lead they are great advocates.

I hail you Mama Tam who is a brilliant and committed advocate on issues concerning women and other global issues. Mum Tam constantly and persistently advocates on her social media pages and beyond. She has been coordinating webinars and zoom meetings bringing women together to look for solutions on these issues. She has a nice way of enlightening everyone with advocacy ideas whenever she encourages  on World  World Pulse. Thank you Mama Tam for all the wonderful  skills other women and l have learnt from you  which is helping us as advocates of women and global issues. Thanks for the love and zeal to advocate dear Mama Tam. That's the uniqueness of your leadership.   When women lead they encourage and uplift;

Before I joint World Pulse I never  placed a lot  of value on encouraging and uplifting others. After One week on World Pulse I received a mail from Jill asking me to apply to be world pulse encourager. I was super excited and that's when I realised those words of encouragement empower and uplift. Today I celebrate your leadership style beloved Karen .  I value your commitment as Encourager Advisor at World Pulse. I appreciate all the time you spend to read stories, analyse detailed and write valuable comments. Comments that Validate, uplift and make everyone feel enough.. Comments that makes everyone feel heard  and seen. Through Karen's leadership with a desire to encourage and uplift others she has/ is building a team of powerful encouragers who can confidently encourage within and beyond World Pulse no matter the context in which they find themselves. Thank you for your wonderful tips at each encourager's party. Thanks to the leadership of our amazing Karen we are able to meet our goals despite the challenges we face daily and I can attest to this!!!!.

    When women lead there is total commitment to their work;  A big congratulate to you Dawn, Manasa, Anna and the entire World Pulse team for such commitment to your job. I always did hear about women's commitment, in fact before I joint World Pulse I thought I was extremely committed to my job , but after I joining World Pulse , I have seen, felt and enjoyed what it means to be committed from these lovely ladies. They are super unique in that they always have a smile on their faces which makes them very warm and approachable. These women are so committed that they would respond to everyone promptly anytime , anywhere. They know everyone by name and profession and can match women up with upcoming opportunities that would benefit them. That's the beauty of women leadership and makes us stand out different.

   Women's leadership is participatory. I can proudly say at world Pulse we are all being trained to become great women leaders. -For example on Ambassador calls we are all given the opportunity to participate as MC or presenters on different topics.

-On Zoom calls every participant is given the opportunity to say something.

-During celebrations of major international days, World Pulse sisters are given the opportunity to participate through presentations on the context of the celebration or join panel discussions. Even before the events fellow World Pulse sisters are ever available to mentor each other to ensure the event records a huge success. Thanks to the participatory style of World Pulse leadership I have had opportunities to do presentations in webinars a thing I never dreamt of before becoming  a member. Thank you all my World Pulse sisters and leaders.   I might not have mentioned everyone on my write up but I do recognise the fact that we are all leaders on World Pulse.  Am proud to declare that our leadership and our power as women is  UNIQUE because we belief we are stronger together. World Pulse sisters are tied up with cords that cannot and will never  be broken!!!

I celebrate your Empathy, Tolerance, long term vision, Vulnerability, Sustainability and intuition and am so proud to be amongst these women leaders whose leadership stand out in society!!!

This story was submitted in response to Her Power. Our Power..

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Nini Mappo
Jan 31
Jan 31

Hello dear Regina,
It is lovely to meet afresh these wonderful World Pulse women leaders through your writing. There is such love, appreciation, honor, and gratitude in your write up and so beautifully reflects your own leadership which recognizes value in others no matter how great or small. Good on you sis Regina, your dad taught you well and much kudos to him too :-)
Thank you for sharing. Stay in the Lords peaceful care.
Love, hugs, and prayers.

Regina Afanwi Young
Jan 31
Jan 31

Hello beloved Nini, thanks for your beautiful comments as ever dear.
Hope you and the family are safe.
Have a blessed Sunday. Thank you so much my sister in Christ. Remain blessed in the Lord.
Hugs and love from us all.
Regina

Susu Mohamed
Jan 31
Jan 31

Dear Regina
I loved the beautiful appreciatio that you made, our sisters WP.i have been here one month and a days i liked their leadership and dignity. Although we are part of them.
Best regards,
Suu

Regina Afanwi Young
Feb 01
Feb 01

Thanks dear Susu. Yes dear my parents thought me to appreciate and am passing on to my children. These women work hard and they deserved to be appreciated.
Am glad you have also been impacted by their leadership style.
Stay well and safe my sister.
Regina

Veronica Ngum Ndi
Jan 31
Jan 31

Dear Sister Regina
You are a wonderful leader and introducing you to World Pulse was for us to be closer and closer physically and digitally. It was for us to stay in sisterhood and support for one another. I wish I was among the eight girl in your biological home. Knowing you makes fell like the ninth girl hahahahah. We are sisters in work and social life
Love you sister.

Love
Veronica Ngum
Bamenda Cameroon
CEO/Founder Community Association for Vulnerable Persons
[email protected]

Regina Afanwi Young
Feb 01
Feb 01

Thanks sis Vero, my first ever mentor in humanitarian work. I call you lil sis but you have gone a long way helping me develop so much passion for my work. Yes dear the number of girls keep adding all thanks to World Pulse.
Love and sparkles***

Jill Langhus
Feb 01
Feb 01

Hello Regina, Love,

How are you doing, dear? Thanks so much for sharing your ever-present gratitude and appreciation for all that's good in your life, especially your World Pulse sisters:-) I will forever cherish what you wrote about me, and have saved it to read over and over. You're such a wonderfully, unique gem and I'm so grateful to have you in my life as a constant beam of love, joy and support! You rock, always!!! Keep it up!

XX

Regina Afanwi Young
Feb 01
Feb 01

Beloved Jill, thanks so much for always appreciating me with your ever loving and kind words.
You are making me teary. You deserve all and even more. I do remember my first ever zoom call was Aspire for equality. You thought me how to sign in without making me feel stupid. You were so patient with me following me up and even telling me what to write on the chats to get some connections. I have all that written in my heart. Thank you so much dear Jill.
Have a blessed day and keep strong.

Jill Langhus
Feb 01
Feb 01

You're very welcome, dearie:-)

Aw. So, do you. Glad I could help you. You do have a very good memory. I do have to say:-)

You, too, dear. XX

Dawn Arteaga
Feb 01
Feb 01

Aww Regina your words touched my heart. Thank you so much for acknowledging all the different ways we support each other -- that circle of women's leadership from so many different angles is indeed what makes our community so strong and I'm truly grateful and humbled to get to play a role. I know great things are ahead for you Regina!

Regina Afanwi Young
Feb 02
Feb 02

Hello Dawn, thanks for your kind words. Yes dear you do make a difference.
Aw I am blessed to belong to World Pulse. Thanks so much for the reassurance.
You rock!!!!

valem
Feb 02
Feb 02

Hello sister Regina, How are you?
thank you for this powerful message

Regina Afanwi Young
Feb 02
Feb 02

Thanks dear Valem. Hope you are doing okay.

Hello, Regina,

You have touched my heart that tears flow from my eyes. I am so happy you joined World Pulse. Your appreciative spirit is a blessing to this sisterhood. You are a blessing in my life. You are a source of inspiration and encouragement to me, too. I hope you will not forget that, dear. You are a great leader. I pray that God continues to expand your territory far and wide because your presence is a sweet aroma worthy to be felt and celebrated.

Thank you for those beautiful words you said about me. It's so precious and priceless. I cry. With tears of joy.

Keep your light shining, my dear sister. I love you dearly. Hugs.

Regina Afanwi Young
Feb 04
Feb 04

Dearest Karen, my lovely sister in Christ. Thank you so much for those lovely words . it got me crying too my dear. I wrote from my heart and I mean every word. Thank you for making the World a better place for many. I pray God keep blessing many through you.
Thanks for all the love and prayers in this challenging times.
Stay blessed in the Lord dear
Hugs ****
Regina

My sister Regina, yes, that is the secret: writing from your heart. I do that, too. It touches more people when what we do comes from the heart. You're welcome, dear. It's all by God's grace. Praying for you and your family! Stay strong, blessed, and beautiful!

Regina Afanwi Young
Feb 09
Feb 09

Thank you my beloved sister in Christ

ARREY- ECHI
Feb 02
Feb 02

My dear Regina,
I hope today has been beautiful by you.

Thank you for this beautiful, soulful post celebrating and appreciating the amazing leadership that is World Pulse and even more so, the Amazing women holding space, fervently, graciously, for us.

You have written the sentiments of so many of us, only that you worded them far better than we could have done.

I celebrate your dad for honouring and recognising the unmatchable power of leadership in his 8 princesses.

Thank you for being you, a lovable, kind hearted and formidable leader in your own right.

We love and appreciate you ❤

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 02
Feb 02

Regina my dear Sister,
I had heard through our strong grapevine that you had written a beautiful piece, and I saved it for today, when I could take a little time to fully enjoy it. Reading through it was like having the most wonderful rest, just seeing what we have together reflected back to us all, and with such moving messages to some of us who live to see these global connections between us all grow and flourish. To read from you what we have been and are continuing to build together, has been a moment of deep healing and encouragement of the kind that you speak about. We are here for each other, and we are so lucky to have each other. I love knowing that you have a father who has always been determined to see his daughters find your ways to your own empowerment. My father used to think I was "too radical". Now he loves World Pulse. I love that you have taken the time to encourage Veronica, who brought you into World Pulse, to Jensine who dreamed this up for us all, to Jill, and Dawn, and Manasa, Ana and Karen who live this work through and through, touching us all, continuing to keep the path open for all of us who are walking forward together now, arm in arm, transforming our global society. I am so grateful for sisters like you, that we can walk together now. World Pulse has become my home base, as it is for so many. I live to see us thrive and create the changes we are working for. I deeply celebrate the chance to be working with you.
Deep love in Sisterhood,
Tam

Regina Afanwi Young
Feb 04
Feb 04

Hello Mama Tam, thank you so much for your kind words of appreciation for my father and I. Thank you so much for being a great source of inspiration to us all at World Pulse and women out there. I celebrate having you in my life too Mum. I have a lot to learn from your humility. Keep being you Mama Tam.
Lots of love, Regina