Introducing myself and my journal: High Hopes Haiti

Courtney Jackson
Posted March 17, 2014 from United States

About Me: I am an experienced sales and marketing professional in North Carolina USA with a long-time dream of making a difference to at-risk women through language, computer skills and meaningful vocational opportunities. In my own life, these tools has been instrumental in helping me make a professional mark, and they have ensured that I have the freedom to make better decisions for myself and in family and community relationships. On travels to rural settings in China, Haiti, and other countries, I have seen that one of the barriers to empowerment for many women is lack of the tools that have been so useful in my life and that of other women with meaningful jobs and careers. Starting with a project I have been leading in rural, northern Haiti, I have been working to provide digital access to young women in rural, northern Haiti, with the intention of sharing our experiences and knowledge with similarly inspired projects in other countries. I do this as a volunteer project catalyst with Mothering Across Continents, a non-profit committed to being a platform through which women like me can lead meaningful projects to change the lives of at-risk women and children around the world.

My Passions: Adventure travel; environment and sustainability; international foods

My Challenges: Hours in the day; connecting with similarly passionate women leaders

My Vision for the Future: Creating connections and collaborations among at-risk women

My Areas of Expertise: Sales, marketing, project management

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  • Emily Garcia
    Mar 17, 2014
    Mar 17, 2014

    Dear Courtney,

    Welcome to World Pulse! We are so happy to have you here. World Pulse is a thriving community of grassroots women leaders and their allies connecting across border to create positive change. Thank you for joining us and for bringing your unique talents, experience, and voice to the mix.

    It's so fabulous you've written here about the importance of women's digital access. Women's digital inclusion is the mission of our current Women Weave the Web Campaign. I invite to participate! Here is a link to the campaign page with more info: Participants have the opportunity to be considered for a $20,000 prize to support their work using digital tools to empower women.

    And for more info on our site and how to start connecting with others, here is a link to our Getting Started Guide:

    Again, welcome. I'm looking forward to hearing your stories and learning more about you.

    Best wishes, Emily

  • Ariane Assumani
    Mar 20, 2014
    Mar 20, 2014

    Bienvenu à WOLRD PULSE j'espère que vous apprécierer faire partie de cette communauté des femmes de beaucoup de pays à travers le monde. Nous pouvons trouver des solutions pour mettre fin à la violence faite aux femmes et à faire un monde de paix et sécurité pour nos familles de notre génération présente mais aussi et surtout celle futur. Nous entendons votre voix sur les histoier de votre vie. A bientô

  • Yvette Warren
    Mar 25, 2014
    Mar 25, 2014

    Hello from Louisiana, Courtney. I see you are in north Carolina. I own a home in the Cherokee National Forest, two miles from your state line. It is beautiful country up there.

    I applaud you on your efforts to mother the many who are not as materially blessed as we are in our country. i am looking for advice on how to help a young World Pulse sister/niece to bring the entrepreneurial efforts she is teaching and producing to an international market. She is in Nigeria, where she is not allowed to accept online credit card payments. I am hoping we find a way around the this and other oppressive practices that hold women down through our networking on world Pulse.

    Welcome to our sister/brotherhood of empowerment through education.

    Blessings. Yvette