World Pulse

Let's Celebrate Our Ambassadors!

World Pulse
Posted August 28, 2019
Carolyn Seaman
Ambassador Carolyn Seaman of Nigeria introduces women to World Pulse.

Since February, these incredible World Pulse leaders have shared World Pulse with an estimated 540,000 people! 

"To be World Pulse ambassador means to become a changemaker, a motivating sister, and an advocate for better society."

 Narayani Khadka, Nepal

Since February, a group of 75 leaders from 21 countries have been uplifting voices of women in their communities through the World Pulse Ambassador program. According to self-reports, these women leaders have shared World Pulse with more than 540,000 people! In some cases they led hands-on trainings about the tools and resources available on World Pulse, in other cases they shared the mobile app with friends over tea, and all shared that they spoke with people about the impact World Pulse has had on their lives.

"The ambassador program is amazing," said Arrey Echi in Cameroon. "It comes with a responsibility of trust and confidence bestowed on everyone privileged to be an Ambassador. It is humbling and at the same time, a boost of confidence to continue in what we do because...we have that quiet assurance that we are worthy flag bearers of this amazing world of sisterhood, pushing us to keep doing our best." 

Twice a year, World Pulse invites active World Pulse members to apply for a 6-month Ambassador term. By joining the program, Ambassadors agree to represent World Pulse and uplift women’s voices in their communities through training, outreach, and the mentorship of others. We are amazed at the results and excited to see the power of women coming together and speaking out for change. Ambassadors who expressed interest received promotion on World Pulse channels on social media, email, and our website

Raising the Volume

"I was able to touch many lives through the stories that I shared and the impact World Pulse has had on me." —Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi, Uganda

From Canada where Tamarack Verrall talked about World Pulse with others nearly every day with more than 1,000 people, to the Democratic Republic of Congo where Seka shared World Pulse through local trainings with more than 350 people, to Nigeria where Aramide Oikelome shared World Pulse at monthly mentoring sessions with more than 50 women—Ambassadors are lifting up others as they connect them to the global sisterhood on World Pulse.

Here are some highlights:

  • Adanna from Nigeria shared World Pulse with more than 100 women, including those who she is teaching to code. She said, “Having more women leaders in tech will certainly change the industry for the better.”
  • Lil Fair Trade Shop from UAE reached out to more than 400 people and said, “As a person of color, I believe we shouldn't be labelled and stereotyped by our appearance, our beliefs, our command of the English language and/or the preservation of our beautiful cultures and traditions. I’d like to be recognized for my passion, ingenuity and strength. I’d like to share my experiences to promote a healthy dialogue, empathy, love and tolerance.”
  • Urmila Chanam from India shared World Pulse through the course of her work in Nigeria and Uganda during interviews on radio, newspapers, in 7 training sessions, the Taiwan Youth for Human Rights Summit and more, reaching more than 28,000 people in total.
  • Keturah Shammah from Nigeria said, “I can't recalled how many times I shared about World Pulse. This is because, I share about World Pulse with women I come across. I mostly wear my Ambassador T-shirts which made people to want to know what is all about.”
  • Sherna Alexander Benjamin from Trinidad and Tobago shared World Pulse with 220 people: “approximately 7 times in a group setting and numerous times word of mouth.”

Empowering Experience  

“There is a positive change in me and my friend's way of seeing things, a great motivation to think even more and continue with the path of life.” Kika Katchunga, Democratic Republic of Congo

Ambassadors shared that the experience of empowering others with digital tools on World Pulse had the added effect of building their own power, strength, and influence in return.

  • JLanghus, from Spain, said, “I feel like I'm more outspoken, confident, gaining recognition for what I do and also that they're are like-minded activists and tribe members out there who get me and that I belong to.”
  • Berlotte, in the US, said, “I decided to become a World Pulse Ambassador because I wanted to use my voice to reach out to more women. This position means a lot to me in my journey as a woman who is always fighting for women's rights and equality.” 
  • Pertulla Ezigha Ketcha of Cameroon shared, “I have been able to organize more workshops on storytelling, being a good neighbor, supporting other women and girls, etc. I believe every woman has to be empowered to properly defend herself, so I started a mentorship program to help young girls learn from experienced mentors and own their futures and break stereotypes around gendered careers and professions.” 
  • “I have encouraged other women to speak up," said Tola Makinde of Nigeria. "I take up new challenges and I've been bold to talk to people /strangers about what I do and how World Pulse is a place to be after listening to their stories. I have also learnt to listen more.” 

Special Shout Outs 

"There’s joy to be connected with a stranger and turn them into a friend or World Pulse sister!” —Karen Quiñones-Axalan, Philippines

World Pulse Ambassadors not only reached new people and strengthened their own voices, they also made our whole community stronger in immeasurable ways.

  • Our 12 Kenyan Ambassadors even made time during the 6-month period to gather together at different points. Collectively Bettina Amendi, Fidelity, Janekalu, Kristine Yakhama, Rosylyne Nabaala, and Sabdio Roba reached more than 3,225 people through their outreach efforts!
  • In Democratic Republic of Congo, Esther Atosha introduced more than 100 girls to World Pulse—and the internet!
  • Kirthi from India shared World Pulse with more than 400 people at 4 major events and 24 smaller classroom-sized events.
  • Otahelp from Nigeria estimates that through her appearances as a TV personality where she shared World Pulse more than 50 times she was able to reach more than 500,000 people. She said, “I’ll keep pushing people, talking to them, sharing with them that it’s necessary for them to tell their stories.”
  • Kat Haber from the United States shared World Pulse with 103 people through her work as a coach for speakers worldwide. 
  • Veronica Ngum Ndi from Cameroon estimates she reached 250 women. She shared, “I have done 6 monthly talks to women and girls with disabilities, 3 talks with groups of teen mothers, and 2 talks with university students in 2 universities in the North West Region Cameroon.” 
  • Our ambassador from Yemen, who remains anonymous for safety reasons, was able to share about World Pulse via email outreach.

Challenges & Opportunities

This program was the pilot of a new format for Ambassadors that we are excited and invigorated to improve and grow. We heard powerful feedback from our Ambassadors. Emily Miki of Cameroon asked World Pulse to set up Ambassador-led country chapters. Sally Maforchi Mboumien, also of Cameroon, asked World Pulse to help connect Ambassadors with common interests together, and Banjalyz from Kenya and Juliet Acom of Uganda both asked if World Pulse could host more regular virtual meet up calls for Ambassadors to connect. Sophie Ngassa of Cameroon, Uduakedet of Nigeria and Vanessa Rivera de la Fuente of Chile were among those who said it would be highly beneficial to have financial support dedicated to Ambassadors’ work conducting events.

Moving forward, we are thinking carefully about how we can incorporate these ideas into the next Ambassador program, which will run from September to February. World Pulse is energized and excited to equip more community leaders with the tools they need to uplift voices all over the globe.

 

How to Get Involved

Applications to become a World Pulse Ambassador will be open from 1 September through 15 September, 2019. Learn more about how to apply.

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Maya Iwata
Aug 28
Aug 28

Kudos to our wonderful World Pulse Ambassadors who are encouraging women to connect as well as add their voices and solutions to the World Pulse community. Love that this is making visible the invisible work of our Ambassadors and that the World Pulse team also surfaces challenges/opportunities for future growth. Thank you all! Look forward to hearing more stories about your work and the people whose lives you have touched.

Jill Langhus
Aug 28
Aug 28

What a great synopsis, highlights, quote, impact and suggestions. WP Ambassadors rock!

Dawn Arteaga
Aug 28
Aug 28

I am beyond humbled and inspired by all the World Pulse Ambassadors have accomplished in the last six months. You each amaze me!

Hugs, dear Dawn, for a job well done. Thank you for your support throughout this 6-month program. :)

Great job!

Jill Langhus
Aug 30
Aug 30

I agree with Karen:-) Thanks for being our steward, cheerleader, and leader all in one... you rock!

ted
Aug 28
Aug 28

The work of the Ambassadors shows all of us the possibilities for overcoming inequity and discrimination. Thank you!

otahelp
Aug 28
Aug 28

Waoohh i cant believe what incredible stories have been waived out of the many experiences shared by all the ambassadors. Thank you all the ambassadors for a job Well done. And the story teller you did Well for compiling them

Wow, wow, wow! Thank you for this amazing report, World Pulse! Congratulations on the successful pilot Ambassador program and the impact created by each amazing Ambassador from 21 countries. May more women (and men) raise their voice.

Quoting Jensine's poem here:
"One voice at a time, millions of voices strong.
Until the sound is so deafening, the whole world will hear their music.

This is the pulse that transforms the world."

I feel so honored to be part of this growing family! Congratulations to all! <3

Jill Langhus
Aug 30
Aug 30

You should be proud, dear:-)

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Tumanjong Miranda
Aug 29
Aug 29

Way to go!!!
The future is women.
So proud of you and thank you gor the great job ladies.

Jill Langhus
Aug 30
Aug 30

Will you be applying for this next round, dear? You should join us!!!

XX

Tumanjong Miranda
Aug 30
Aug 30

Yes I will

Jill Langhus
Aug 30
Aug 30

Yay:-) Looking forward to seeing you as part of the group, then!

XX

natukunda
Aug 29
Aug 29

The Ambassadors are doing a tremendous job. I look forward to qualifying myself mainly because I reach a big number of strong women and girls who have moving stories to share.

Jill Langhus
Aug 30
Aug 30

Hi Natukanda,

Welcome to World Pulse:-) I'm looking forward to seeing posts from you. Good luck on achieving Ambassador status, too. We looking forward to you joining us. This is more on the program and qualifications: https://www.worldpulse.com/changemakers/ambassadors/faq.

Hope you have a great Friday and weekend:-)

natukunda
Aug 30
Aug 30

Thank you Jill. A good weekend to you too :-)

Jill Langhus
Aug 31
Aug 31

You're welcome, dear.

Thanks!!!

Mahnaz Harrison
Aug 29
Aug 29

YOU are all amazing and much for us to look up to. Thank you.

Beth Lacey
Aug 29
Aug 29

All of these women are fabulous! Thanks for being World Pulse Ambassadors!

Jill Langhus
Aug 30
Aug 30

Thank you, Beth, but you're fabulous, too:-)

Hope you're doing well, and having a fab Friday!

XX

ANJ ANA
Aug 29
Aug 29

what a great sharing... Hats off to our ambassadors...<3 <3... sisterhood and in solidarity, anjana

Nakinti
Aug 30
Aug 30

Dear World Pulse Ambassadors,

Congratulations, you all, for a job well done. We are in this together. Continue to raise your voices for women. The good of World Pulse cannot be over emphasized. It has made our voices stronger, our actions visible and our work, impactful. Good job, ladies. Keep on...

Nakinti

Jill Langhus
Aug 30
Aug 30

Congrats to you, dear Nakinti! Keep up the great work!

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Kirthi
Aug 30
Aug 30

Thank you for the love, space, and encouragement, always. Love you all to bits - World Pulse is truly a magical, magical place <3

Jill Langhus
Aug 30
Aug 30

Yes, it is, dear Kirthi:-)

Love you, too!!!

XX

Lisbeth
Aug 30
Aug 30

More grease to your elbows dear wonderful ambassadors. Without your hard work and encouragement we will not have reached where we are today.
Thank you all and have a wonderful weekend.

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 31
Aug 31

The Ambassador Program strengthens our connections here with each other. It creates such a network of active members. Being an Encourager and an Ambassador has been a great combination. Encouraging keeps me reading and deepening my connections with many of you. Turning to my community with your news as an Ambassador without fail astounds everyone I meet who has not known that this powerful and loving movement exists. If you are already busy telling everyone you can about how to get involved in World Pulse, or want encouragement in that direction, consider applying to be in the next wave of Ambassadors. Thanks to our Team for continuing this important Ambassador program!

Jill Langhus
Sep 02
Sep 02

You rock!!!

Tarke Edith
Sep 01
Sep 01

Hello
How pleasant and joyous l am to be part of this great furum of women who have as one objective , encouraging and lefting esch other higher
Love you sisters

Jill Langhus
Sep 02
Sep 02

With your help, dear!!!

XX

Kika Katchunga
Sep 02
Sep 02

Good news, I'm so happy to be part of the family, my greetings to all, our sincere congratulations to everyone, love much

Jill Langhus
Sep 02
Sep 02

Glad you're part of the Ambassador group, too, dear:-)

XX

Kika Katchunga
Sep 04
Sep 04

thank you very much Jill

Jill Langhus
Sep 04
Sep 04

You're welcome, dear:-)

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Thank you Word Pulse for a lovely opportunity to be an ambassador again and impact the lives of many women in our community. Very proud of all my sisters on the great platform. Thank you all for reaching out to your communities and impacting lives.
Have a blessed day.

Jill Langhus
Sep 04
Sep 04

Glad you're continuing on, dear Anita!!

We're proud of you, and all your work, too!!

XX

Ngeijung Prisca
Sep 02
Sep 02

Thanks much for been an ambassador advocating for change and impacting generation . The world will be a better place when more women stand up and get involve in societal issues affecting the human race.
To the founders of W.P may God continues Bless you for the initiative which is changing lives.

Jill Langhus
Sep 04
Sep 04

Hi Prisca,

Have you considered applying? You are eligible to apply as a Vocal Contributor. If you have, best of luck to you, dear!

narayani khadka
Sep 03
Sep 03

I am really proud and glad to read about remarkable works that all the sisters have done. Cheers to everyone!! You guys are really inspiring. Thank you world pulse. ❤️

Jill Langhus
Sep 04
Sep 04

You're one of them, lovely:-)

Keep up the great work!

XX

narayani khadka
Sep 04
Sep 04

You are a soul sister of everyone,Jill thank you tons for your encouraging words. ❤️❤️❤️

Jill Langhus
Sep 04
Sep 04

Aw, thank you, lovely sister:-)

You're very welcome, and anytime:-)

Hope you have a great, rest of the week!

XX

Anum Shakeel
Sep 04
Sep 04

Amazing, World Pulse is a place where every sister including me feels happy from inside. It's a space where I feel celebrated. Thank you Karen, Jill and every single sister who is here. Love you all. Thank you for being the supporting system.

Our pleasure, sister Anum. I'm rooting for you to be part of our Ambassador Program. :)

efe
Sep 05
Sep 05

You are all worthy ambassadors. It takes courage to be a voice for the voiceless

Kay Link
Sep 05
Sep 05

Celebrating the strength of ambassador voices, their passion, and their deep commitment to themselves and their sisters. Every one of you is amazing and will lead change, big or small, in your own lives and/or in the lives of others. Grateful to see so many women here, all unique, diverse, and talented!