About Me: I was first introduced to World Pulse while reading "Half the Sky" by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. A few chapters of the book were assigned for a Women's Studies class I was taking, but the stories about women throughout the world were so compelling that I couldn't put it down. I finished the last page with a tear in my eye and a new resolve: to do my part to help lift oppression for women worldwide. That's when I paid a visit to World Pulse and decided to get involved.

My Passions: Music, leadership, traveling, volunteer work, immersing myself in other cultures, writing, hiking, biking, rock climbing, yoga, and spending time with my amazingly supportive husband.

My Challenges: Prioritizing my time between the good, better, and best in life.

My Vision for the Future: I hope the world can one day be a place where the gifts and talents of passionate, selfless women are recognized and maximized by governments and communities throughout the world.

My Areas of Expertise: Communications, cultural studies, editing, design, piano and violin

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Valerie Welcome to Purlsewire! You are now part of a thriving community of grassroot women leaders and supporters from 180 countries. Its nice to know that you have passion in women and girl issues. I am certain that with your skills you will make a difference in the world around you and beyond. So, Worldpulse is a place to be, World pulse is how to achieve your passion and dream.

I also encourage you to participate in My story writing opportunities for a chance to win $100 and be published in Worldpulse magazine (http://www.worlpulse.com/pulsewire/programs/mystory)

I look forward to hearing your voice in the community

Your friend

Grace Ikirimat "It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success."

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!



Welcome and Congratulations and how thrilling to be working together on our as-yet-unannounced VOF correspondent! It was wonderful talking with you today. I am still 'shopping' for you on FB, but now I have a face to go with the name and hope to find you. If not, I should be the only Ruth Beedle.....

Looking forward to our great adventure!

Hi Valerie

I am from Burma and one of the correspondents from VOF 2010 . Your talents and kind heart inspired me a lot. I am so glad that you joined this powerful program and hope to see you here often . Let's extend our network !

Lots of love


Congratulations on Very Happy Teachers Day through ten years journey!