Looking to the Future, Laying Out Plans - PIE - Powershift Inclusive Excellence

Tamarack Verrall
Posted March 20, 2021 from Canada
Weaving together what we know is possible

We came together again to work as a steering committee, with the opportunity to take our conversations deeper, envisioning directions for World Pulse. Sharing together how to open and strengthen this path we are all on together, and having this chance to speak with each other, with a deep sense of commitment and responsibility because of how much World Pulse means to each one of us, always with our whole community in heart and mind. 

For this meeting Sherna Alexander, one of the best orators in this world and Jeanine Becker who somehow navigates us all so smoothly along a very concentrated path, these two keeping our meeting flowing, bringing forward the depth of gathered information that we have to work with. Much background work had been done, offered by the Team and the Board, and we were given this chance to meet in a larger circle, to talk together about our collective way forward. For this meeting I was given the role of Storyteller, to make a record of our meeting and to bring the news to all of you. 

As happens continually for all of us who are members of World Pulse, the Team and the Board do a tremendous amount of work, offering us a framework to work through for our discussions, connections and collective actions. As we met, each one of us so grateful for our entire community, held all of you in our hearts throughout the meeting. These meetings are giving us an opportunity to put our heads and hearts together to envision the strongest and most inclusive path forward, toward the world that we all are all working for. Our priority, world wide change for the safety, respect, freedom and flourishing of women and girls, and for bringing forward leadership, for a world in which the leadership of women is understood as essential and respected, and for a world in which every form of violence is ended. 

We are looking at a strategic overview. Why we are here together, how we are here to find ways for women's voices to be heard, how we work to transform this world. We're looking at where we're headed and all that we hope to achieve, sharing together our ideas for the future.

We talked about information that shows so clearly how within World Pulse we have been finding our voices, together becoming leaders, speakers, change makers, and how to keep this growing. We talked about the importance and the gift that we already have with each other, how tremendously our network continues to expand and strengthen because of all these connections we are making with each other. We spoke about the powerful leaders emerging throughout World Pulse, affecting so many communities, and how much our World Pulse community, so supportive of each other, is interweaving all of these empowering relationships. We looked at how interconnected the raising of our voices, the connections we make with each other, and the sharing of resources, all transform into action and the social change we are working for. A world in which women and girls are free, and able to take leadership in healing and building this world. A world in which everyone is included.

We celebrated and looked closely at the strength of our voices, the growth of these networks and the sharing of resources, and how we can expand each of these. We were reminded that when one women walks in her power, we touch thousands of others. We recognized together how strongly so many in our World Pulse community have such powerful voices now, how important all these connections are that we are making with each other, and how this is strengthening and expanding all we do collectively.

We were invited to focus looking at what we can make happen in the next 10 years. This in itself was so welcome to me. We have been patient for generations now, all simply to find ourselves waiting still, through weak excuses. No reason to be patient. We are all aware of the emergencies that need action.

This month our focus is to make sure that we have this precious site as strong and secure as possible, hold it safe, as the many thousands of us continue to strengthen and go ever deeper into leadership, and as we continue to strengthen and to grow all of our interconnections and collaborations. 

Deep inside World Pulse, amazing people with Tech minds are continuing to design this site, and spring or summer may bring some changes. Those doing this work know how crucial it is that we continue to connect with each other and to invite more to join us here, to be able to do our work together. 

The plan continues to emphasize that ensuring that those most marginalized are our priority, and that access to being online is a huge part of what needs to be in place, and equally important, giving close attention and finding solutions for whoever is facing the most difficult situations. We are looking at what leadership programs and training can be expanded, how we can look closely at and examine any biases, anything being overlooked. We are looking at how World Pulse can continue to grow more and more solidly as a community led and community powered movement.

Sitting with these sisters, and thinking of all of you, I am continually reminded that what we have together is something that has never happened before. We have never been able to know each other and work together like this, globally. Never been able to document what needs to be done, so completely. Not with this amount of knowledge witnessed and shared. Not in these numbers, not with this amount of brilliance and heart. Not with the close contact that we now have with each other, through this web we are weaving together. 

This story was submitted in response to Stronger Together.

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Beth Lacey
Mar 21
Mar 21

Thanks for this wonderful update, Tam.

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 22
Mar 22

Thanks Beth,
Always good to hear from you.

Manasa Ram Raj
Mar 22
Mar 22

Thank you for the update, Tam, and to the Steering Committee for envisioning a brighter future for us at World Pulse! Looking forward to more updates on your actions and achievements :)

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 22
Mar 22

Thanks Manasa,
Such tremendous work continues to grow throughout World Pulse, and as we weave this web of interconnections, the time to think and plan together is precious. Our Team and Board continue to create ways to make it possible for us to dream up plans together. This is something the world has never seen. What we have continues to amaze me. Thanks for everything you do!

Jill Langhus
Mar 22
Mar 22

Hello Mama Tam,

Bravo! So well said:-) We're so fortunate to have all your experience, innate wisdom and superior writing and strategic skills for the committee, the forum, and this world. Thanks for all you do, and thanks for sharing your beautifully written synopsis. You rock! XX

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 25
Mar 25

Dear Jill,
Thank you so much for your message. I am so grateful to be here with what we are able to build together.
Big hug,
Tam

Jill Langhus
Mar 26
Mar 26

Hello there:-)

You're very welcome. I'm so glad you're here, too!

XX

Zohra Elias
Apr 05
Apr 05

Dear Tam,

I'm so glad to read an overview about your oustanding work as part of the world pulse steering committee.

Your wisdom made it through different connections with other sisters.

I'm more than happy that I met you here.

All the best.

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 25
Mar 25

Dear Zohra,
I am so deeply thankful that World Pulse makes this possible for us all. I love that we are in touch.
In sisterhood,
Tam

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Mar 22
Mar 22

Greetings Sis Tam,
what a thorough wonderful update and clear coverage. I believe all grand things all on the horizon here at World Pulse because here we have missionaries and enlightened visionaries who own their respective leadership platforms. And I don't mean just physical webs, orgs, ngos, etc .
I am speaking on substance of purposeful meaningful dynamite human beautiful souls whom speak from the heart sharing their vulnerabilities of truth. And from this truth it sparks a bright lamp that touches millions to grow, nourish and blossom and what might that blossom bloom be?
It would most likely be something different to each soul it touched in her own unique way or understanding and meaning.
Always blessed to read your commentary. #strongertogetherabsolutely
Mama Queen

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 27
Mar 27

Thank you so much Mama Queen, I so agree, we are in the midst of such beautiful spirits, and what a joy that we are able to be together here., each bringing what we can offer.
I am so glad to be able to be in touch with you here, and to see you in your community.
Deep sisterhood,
Tam

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Mar 28
Mar 28

Thank you dear sis Tam, likewise as well we keep hoping because we know blessings are connected to hope.
Wishing you a good Sunday and upcoming week!

Zulma Miranda
Mar 22
Mar 22

Dearest Tam, You captured our vision and time together with so much clarity and passion. I'm grateful for your leadership and voice -- and I look forward to our continued work ahead. Sending you warm wishes always!

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 27
Mar 27

Dear Zulma,
It is such a gift to have crossed paths with you here, and to be able to work together. What an amazing web we are all weaving together. Spring sunshine back to you, dear sister.

valem
Mar 22
Mar 22

Mama Tamarack
thanks so much

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 27
Mar 27

Dear Valem,
How wonderful to have your message. Love to you.

ARREY- ECHI
Mar 23
Mar 23

Hello Mama Tam,
Hope you are doing well today.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this detail and beautiful synopsis.

You are emphasized so beautifully, what World Pulse is always seeking to do for us and for the vulnerable community out there, recognising the strength of women and seeking ways to bring such immeasurable power of womanhood while ensuring we feel safe and included.

It is a privilege to share this space with you all amazing women in so many ways.

Your effprtless wield the pen. Some day, I hope to write like you too.

Looking forward to the next PIE meet and updates.
Love,
Arrey.

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 27
Mar 27

Dear Arrey,
Some day? You just made me laugh as your voice through your pen is pure poetry. Thank you dear Sis for your message, I hold it in my heart and send you love.

maeann
Mar 24
Mar 24

Helo Mama Tam,

World Pulse community is so blessed to have you. You are a woman of passion. Let us weave together as one!

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 27
Mar 27

Dear Maeann, t
The ways we have begun weaving this, the way we World Pulse sisters do, find ways and reasons to be in touch, I love the way our paths have been weaving, and that I've had the chance to share extra paths with you.

charlenegailtaruwona

Dear Tam,
Thank you for the update.
I am happy to read about the impact our work as World Pulse has been having at a global level and the great job you and the Committee have been doing. Looking forward to hearing more.

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 27
Mar 27

Thanks so much Charlene,
It is still unbelievable to me, the interconnecting we are all able to do now, and for common goals.

Jeanine Becker
Mar 25
Mar 25

Thank you for capturing the essence of our gathering - not just what we did but the feeling and the sense of connection and possibility. Much love!

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 27
Mar 27

I'm so glad that you felt that it came through. World Pulse has this love flowing through it, all this love that we are spreading everywhere. Love, wisdom, determination, and weaving this web of all we know needs to be included and done. How amazing that we have this together.
Much love to you.

Busayo Obisakin
Mar 25
Mar 25

Hi Mama
So well captured! Kudos and well done to our amazing story teller! Thank you so much for the great work you are doing.
Love
Busayo

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 27
Mar 27

Dear Busayo,
It is a joy to be on this path with you.
Much love,
Tam

justbail
Mar 25
Mar 25

Beautifully written. Is it possible to help with the technical work that needs to be done on this site?

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 27
Mar 27

Hi justbail,
Glad you enjoyed it. You could contact the Staff by leaving a message through "Contact us", below in the green box at the bottom. Nice offer!

Sujit
Mar 26
Mar 26

Great initiative Tam!

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 27
Mar 27

Thanks Sujit.

Chi8629
Mar 27
Mar 27

Hello lovely Tam
Good morning to you .
How are you doing ?
I trust you are safe good and alright ? Thank you for sharing such a wonderful write up . You are loved. Have a good weekend .

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 27
Mar 27

Thank you for the heart warming message, Chi. I felt it. I hope you are safe and doing alright too.
Love to you, sis.

Chi8629
Mar 27
Mar 27

You are welcome beautiful Tam,
Iam perfectly safe and alright . Have a blessed Sunday .

Regina Afanwi Young
Mar 27
Mar 27

How lovely Mama thank. Thanks for the great write up. I agree with you that through this web we are weaving together!!!
Sending you so much love
From Cameroon.

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 27
Mar 27

Dear Regina,
Thank you for your words. We are truly weaving together. We are so lucky.
Deep sisterhood love back to you.

Sarah Sim Joseph
Mar 29
Mar 29

Kudos to the steering committee and to you TAM our story teller. Sister's like you make world pulse a better place. Just love the way you put the story together. I love this family.
*Love*Hugs*Kisses

Tamarack Verrall
Apr 28
Apr 28

Dear Sarah,
I'm just now catching up after having to be away from Encouraging for a few weeks. How lovely to come back to find your message. I love this family too. Thank you for the *Love*Hugs*Kisses. Same back to you!

Kirthi Jayakumar
Mar 30
Mar 30

LOVED the recap, Tam <3

Paulina Nayra
Mar 31
Mar 31

Dear Tam,
The great storyteller that you are brought us to the processes that the power inclusive excellence (PIE) steering committee underwent and captured the essence of the discussions and agreements. Thank you Tam for writing about it.
Yes, we are #stronger together.

Huggs.

Tamarack Verrall
Apr 28
Apr 28

Dear Paulina,
Thank you for the strongly Encouraging words. I am so glad to have met you here and to know we are working together.
Sister love,
Tam

oben Tati
Apr 15
Apr 15

Awww,thanks dear Tam for the updates