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World Pulse
Posted January 31, 2020

We're thrilled to share the results of the first-ever World Pulse Spirit Awards with you. 

“We know each and every one of you is responsible for this sisterhood that we’ve created together.


At an in-person gathering in Nigeria, long-time World Pulse members articulated the essence of the World Pulse spirit: A World Pulse Sister is someone who: Lifts up those around her. Speaks out for what she believes. Listens with empathy and without judgment. Seeks personal transformation. She is trustworthy. She is a connector. She uses technology, and she is passionate about making a difference.

At the end of 2019, World Pulse asked you to reflect on these values and nominate World Pulse sisters in 3 categories: Ambassador Award, Encourager Award, Sisterhood Award. As a community, you shared 225 nominations for 60 sisters.

Watch the video to meet the awardees, runners-up, and honorary mentions in each category. If you can't watch the video, you can click here to read the e-announcement.

Thank you to each and every one of you for your nominations, your heartfelt love for each other, and your dedication to keeping the World Pulse Spirit alive. 

How to Get Involved

We know that every member plays a vital part in building this global sisterhood together. In the comments, tell us how you plan to bring the World Pulse Spirit into your life and community in the year ahead! 

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Kanwal Javed
Jan 31
Jan 31

I'm feeling really proud for Sister Zeph's Runner Up Award Because she really deserve it. Thank you Wp

Jill Langhus
Feb 01
Feb 01

Yes, Kanwal! Sister Zeph really deserved it! I agree:-) Her acceptance speech was so lovely to witness. She's such a gem and asset to World Pulse and all the girls and women that she impacts on a daily basis!

maeann
Feb 01
Feb 01

I agree on Kanwal, she deserved it.... a very touching speech indeed! I am inspired by her life impacting women with her wings.

Hello, Kanwal, we share the same feeling of pride that Sister Zeph won an award. Thank you for celebrating her. I agree. She deserves it! Hope you have a great day!

Kanwal Javed
Feb 05
Feb 05

Thanks to Jill,maeann & karen for this great compliment and appreciation.

You're welcome, dear. Have a great weekend!

Akshaya9
Jan 31
Jan 31

World Pulse become my sister, where I can tell my story which i kept it for a long time. It's a safe online site that nobody will judge me for who I am, nobody will judge me about my English grammar and nobody will talk behind my back. I want it to tell to my friends or to the whole world, how World Pulse change me or bold me to have guts and bravely to speak up about my life story.
To my community, i want them to know what is World Pulse and what could be the possible impact to their life. I will encourage them and tell them that they're not alone.

Congratulations to all the winners, Runner up and honorary.

God bless

Jill Langhus
Feb 01
Feb 01

Aw, such sweet words, dear Jackie! Thanks for sharing, love:-)

Perhaps you would like to apply to be an Ambassador? Here are the FAQs:
https://www.worldpulse.com/changemakers/ambassadors/faq
This is the application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeb_0n_20WASuf9re_cVZiibKO9FHQF...

I hope you're doing well, better?!

XX

Akshaya9
Feb 02
Feb 02

Hi Jill,
Your welcome :-) .
I already try to apply Jill, Karen gave me the link last week i think.
I'm doing great dear :-) and i hope you too

Have a nice day dear

Jill Langhus
Feb 03
Feb 03

Oh, good:-) Ha.... so many great minds think alike:-)

Great to hear. Looking forward to seeing you on the Ambassador call, dear:-)

Thank you! You, too!

XX

maeann
Feb 01
Feb 01

Hi Jacky I encourage you to apply as an Ambassador :)

Akshaya9
Feb 02
Feb 02

Hi Maeann,
Thank you for trusting me :-) , yes i already did.

Best Regards

maeann
Feb 03
Feb 03

Yey!!!

Hello, Jack,

I am so happy you found a safe space on World Pulse. I am so proud of your journey here. Thank you for being an active encourager, and congratulations on being a featured encourager recently. Congrats, too, on being an honorary mention on the Spirit Awards. It is truly my joy that World Pulse has become a family to you.

May you bring more women on World Pulse. I'm so glad you applied as a Digital Ambassador. Keep moving forward, Jack. I hope for the best for you! Hugs always!

Akshaya9
Feb 06
Feb 06

Hi Kaye,
Thank you Kaye, if not because of you I'm not here and your my mentor :-) .
I hope too i can bring more here Kaye.

Big hugs

You're always welcome, dear. Oh wow. I'm honored to be so. That's what friends are for. <3 Hugs!

Elizabeth Ziro
Jan 31
Jan 31

Wow! I look forward to make meaningful networks and bring on board all the changmakers i believe can take us to the next level. Viva World Pulse

Jill Langhus
Feb 01
Feb 01

I know you will! XX

Hello, Elizabeth,

That would be great! Yes, you can definitely network with our powerhouse sisters. With you around, we definitely all be taking the next level!

Congratulations on being an Honorary Mention, and on being a recent Featured Encourager! You rock, dear. Keep up the great work!

Jill Langhus
Feb 01
Feb 01

It was so great to be a part of this wonderful award process and ceremony. I will always cherish the love and energy of this gathering:-) It was so beautiful to behold. All World Pulse sisters, and the few male advocates we have on the forum, are winners, but I'm so glad that these special, trailblazing sisters were given special acknowledgement on this day for their extra hard work, dedication and support for all those they impact.

For the year ahead, I will continue to be committed to encouraging, supporting, raising up, as many sisters as I possibly can, to share resources with them, and to spread the word about this amazing community, whenever I can, too. The Pulse can't be taken for granted... it's special and we know it! We are World Pulse!

maeann
Feb 01
Feb 01

Thanks, Jill :) you are one of the reasons why I am still here! Thank you for your commitment!

Jill Langhus
Feb 01
Feb 01

You're welcome, and thank you for all your time, energy, encouragement, and your wonderful compliment, too, dear.

XX

Beautiful words, Jill. World Pulse won't be World Pulse without your love, support, and commitment. You rock!

Beautiful words, Jill. World Pulse won't be World Pulse without your love, support, and commitment. You rock!

Jill Langhus
Feb 03
Feb 03

Aw, thank you, Kaye:-)

The same is true of you, too, dear. World Pulse hasn't been the same since you arrived on the scene:-)

XX

Welcome, JLo. Oh, wow. So sweet of you to say that. :) World Pulse is growing every day because of our sisters who join this community and add their own unique contribution. :)

Jill Langhus
Feb 05
Feb 05

I mean it! You know I don't mince words:-)

That's true, too!

Hope you're feeling better and having a great week!

XX

Aww. Thanks again, Jill. Great job to you for modeling it to me. Yes, I am. Have a great weekend!

Jill Langhus
Feb 10
Feb 10

You're very welcome, dear:-)

Aw, thanks, honey:-)

Oh, good! Hope you have a great week, too!

XX

maeann
Feb 01
Feb 01

I feel humbled to be part of the World Pulse Spirit Awards. I will continue to be a safety net on our online community and engaging every woman to thrive to lead and be motivated because I never underestimate the power of encouraging words. You just be willing to encourage and be encouraged. Thank you, World Pulse, for this opportunity.

Congratulations to the World Pulse Leaders and the Team, you all are amazing!

and to all Sisters who joined and submit their nomination, thank you for expressing your heart.

And to the Honorary Mentions, Runner Ups and Grand Prize, we have more privilege to do more :)

Let's celebrate and let's sing: "We're all in this together" once we know, that we are, We're all stars, And we see that... We're all in this together, And it shows when we stand, Hand in hand, Make our dreams come true....."

Jill Langhus
Feb 01
Feb 01

Well said, dear. Well said:-) Congrats again, and thanks again for all your hard work!

Hello, Mae Ann,

Congratulations on being a runner up! It is so great to know that this recognition fueled your passion to be an active encourager and Ambassador. Keep up the great work, sis!

maeann
Feb 03
Feb 03

Hi Karen thank you....

You're welcome, sis!

Beth Lacey
Feb 01
Feb 01

Every one of these women are superb! Makes me proud to be a part of World Pulse. I will continue to support in any way that works for the team

Hello, Beth, you are superb, too! We truly appreciate your presence on this platform. Thank you for being an active encourager. Too bad you cannot be nominated. Thank you for your continued support. Hugs!

Jill Langhus
Feb 03
Feb 03

Hi Beth,

I agree with you! I also agree with Karen:-) Thanks for your continued support, presence and encouragement!

Hope you have a great week!

Feb 03
Feb 03
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Tarke Edith
Feb 01
Feb 01

Hello sister love
I feel honored to be part of this wonderful platform
Being mention among the honarary ,
I have just begine the work to share the love
World pulse to everyone in and around me.
I will do my best to see that by the year 2030
Every woman will be a member of this forum.
Congratulations to mother Tam ,sis Arrey and sis Zeph
For a job we're done.
You people should pop Champaign ooooooo hahaha.

Congratulations on being an Honorary Mention, sis Edith! I celebrate you for all that you do in your community, for inviting a lot of women to join World Pulse, and for being an active encourager! You did this all from your cellphone. Imagine if you have a laptop of your own, you can definitely do more. Keep up the great work!

Jill Langhus
Feb 03
Feb 03

Hello Edith Love,

How are you doing? We are honored to have you as part of the community. You do so much for sisters on and off the platform, and it's very much appreciated:-) Please keep up the stellar work. We celebrate you and your efforts, too:-)

Hope you have a good, safe week.

TataWirba
Feb 01
Feb 01

"Is better late than never"
Not many people have a story of their own to tell. You have a story of your own and there are so many others to tell it over and over again. Congratulations to you all Sisters!

Hello, TataWirba,

Thank you for celebrating with us! That's true. Our stories need to be told because we have no idea who we could inspire from our journey.

TataWirba
Feb 02
Feb 02

You are welcome Karen

Jill Langhus
Feb 03
Feb 03

Thanks, Tata.

Conny Shamu
Feb 01
Feb 01

So much proud of all of you.
Sending congratulations
I love sister Seph Runner up Award she does a great job for all her students.

Hello, Conny,

Thank you for celebrating with us! We love Sister Zeph, too! I agree. May her tribe increase, and yours, too!

Jill Langhus
Feb 03
Feb 03

Thanks, Conny.

We're proud of you, too!

Marie Abanga
Feb 02
Feb 02

Congratulations to all the grand winners, runner ups and honorary members. I so love the World Pulse Spirit, I wish it remains so and that more sisters join especially through the light and love we share as a community and as individuals.
It's a big hurray

Congratulations to you, too, Sister Marie! Your positive vibe and energy definitely bring a warm environment on World Pulse. Thank you for updating us with your stories, and sister meet-ups. Thank you also for being among the active encourager. Keep it up! We appreciate you!

Jill Langhus
Feb 03
Feb 03

Congrats to you Sister Marie, too:-) We love your spirit, dedication and impact within and outside the forum. You rock!

XX

It is with great honor and pleasure to be among the panel of judges. It was not an easy role, there were so many World Pulse sisters that are deserving of such recognition. It is a relief that I didn't have to do it alone, and I am very happy with the results!

Congratulations to all Honorary Mentions, runner-ups, and Grand Prize Winners! Well-deserved!

I would also want to thank every World Pulse sister who participated in writing their nominations. We recognize you as well! We are all winners here because at the end of the day, we know that women benefit from the awards.

This is such a great way to celebrate women. A shoutout of appreciation to Jensine, Maya, Dawn, Hannah, Krisselle, Corine, Alyssa, and the rest of the World Pulse Team for coming up with this wonderful event!

A shoutout of thanks, too, for the rest of the judges! It was not an easy feat. Great job on the deliberation!

A shoutout to Jill, who holds the most number of nominations and who could undoubtedly be one of the Grand Prize winners if she was eligible. Thank you for all your hard work and commitment!

Congratulations to all of us! World Pulse is US. We are World Pulse!

Jill Langhus
Feb 03
Feb 03

Aw, you always know how to say it best:-)

Thanks for the shout out! I'm glad I could discuss with you over and over my thought processes on judging. It would've been even more difficult if I didn't have you there, for sure.

Congrats to you, lovely, Kaye! Keep growing. Keep shining. Keep being you:-)

XX

Thank you, JIll. I don't know how to say sometimes, so I listen to what my heart wants to write. You're welcome, dear. Thank you for your kind words and encouragement. :)

Jill Langhus
Feb 05
Feb 05

You're welcome!!

Oh, that's lovely. Well, whatever you're doing, keep doing it! :-)

Always:-)

XX

uduakedet
Feb 02
Feb 02

Congratulations to all our winners and runner ups. World pulse is a great place to belong and find solace . Happy to be here.

Jill Langhus
Feb 03
Feb 03

Thanks, Uduak for your feedback. You're commitment to helping women and girls is also impressive. We're glad you're here, too:-)

Zohra Elias
Feb 03
Feb 03

What a lovely and supportive community! that builds bridges in the middle of the ocean,
I cherish all the efforts of all women involved in making world pulse a greater safe space for other sisters.
Our journeys met and have started on this platform...

Congratulations once again to all the winners of world spirit awards!

Thank you.

TataWirba
Feb 03
Feb 03

Hi Zohra.
I trust you are doing ok.
This is very inspiring. I can see how SDG17 is working here. Partnership for goals is very important.
Love and blessings ❤️❤️❤️
Tata

Zohra Elias
Feb 03
Feb 03

Hello Tata,

Thank you so much,

Welcome to worldpulse!

Best regards,

TataWirba
Feb 03
Feb 03

Thank you Zohra

Jill Langhus
Feb 03
Feb 03

Yes, it is, and you're a big part of it, too, dear! We're glad to have you as part of the community!

Congrats to you, too, and all your commitment and endeavors!

Hope you have a great week!

Zohra Elias
Feb 03
Feb 03

Hello dear,

Aw I really appreciate your kind regards,
You know it’s my pleasure!

Thank you dear,

Have a nice week too!

Jill Langhus
Feb 05
Feb 05

You're welcome, dear:-)

Thank you!

XX

Congratulations to you, too, dear! Keep up the great work. We appreciate all that you do to make this online family a thriving one. Have a great day!

Anita Shrestha
Feb 03
Feb 03

Dear Sis
Thank you very much sharing for this story. Keep it continue

Congratulations, dear Anita! Keep up the great work! We appreciate you!

Jill Langhus
Feb 05
Feb 05

Yes, congrats, Anita! You rock!!

XX

malarai
Feb 04
Feb 04

Hello WorldPulse,
I Congratulate all the winners, awardees, ecouragers and runner ups.
What a delight to watch you all in video.
I am happy to see my friend Anita Shrestha as one of the runner up.
Glad to see you all Jill, Maeann, Karen and Tam who I know in short time.
Once Again, A Huge Congratulation!!
In sisterhood, wome of the world unite.
Rise and Shine!!
Mala

Jill Langhus
Feb 05
Feb 05

Hello Mala,

It's great that you were able to join us, and, yes, it was great to see Anita's hard work be acknowledged:-)

Hope you're doing well, and having a great week:-)

Hello, Mala,

Thank you for celebrating with us! It's great that you have Anita as a friend. Hope to read more of your stories here. :) Have a great weekend!

Esraa Eltaweel
Feb 04
Feb 04

Congratulations to all of the really deserving Awardees. I am feeling proud of World Pulse's sisterhood spirit and every woman who participate here in our World Pulse community.

Kika Katchunga
Feb 05
Feb 05

Thank you for sharing it, especially to us who are not present; I see it was wonderful; God bless you my sisters; I see photos of the sisters whom I love very much; I am so happy. encourage my sisters

Jill Langhus
Feb 05
Feb 05

Hello Kika, Love:-)

I hope you're be able to be on the Ambassador call, dear?

We're happy to have you in the community, too, dear. You are part of it! We are the Pulse!

XX

Kika Katchunga
Feb 07
Feb 07

Hello Jill
It is my great desire and pleasure to participate all day when there is a call; but there are times when it doesn't happen because of a lack of connection and the machine; but i am from the heart with all i also love you very much

Jill Langhus
Feb 07
Feb 07

Hello Love,

Wow! Your English is getting very good, dear! Yes, I know:-( I hope you'll be able to make it! I miss you:-(

XX

Kika Katchunga
Feb 12
Feb 12

Wow !!!!, you are beautiful Jill, I love you very much thank you for your words which encourage me more; yes i confirm i will get there

Jill Langhus
Feb 12
Feb 12

So, are you, honey, and thank you!!

Aw, I love you, too, dear:-)

I hope so! XX

Hello, Kika,

Thank you for your appreciation and for celebrating with us! We are equally happy that you are part of this global movement. Have a great weekend!

Kika Katchunga
Feb 12
Feb 12

Thank you very much karen, also very happy to be part of this global site
Love much
Hello

You're welcome, dear. We're so happy you are here!

Jill Langhus
Feb 05
Feb 05

Hello Esraa,

We're glad to have you as part of the community, dear:-) We are all the Pulse!

Hello, Esraa,

Thank you for celebrating with us! We are happy that you are part of our growing family! Have a great weekend!

ARREY- ECHI
Feb 06
Feb 06

I have relived this moment each day for the past few days and each time, I am amazed by the love and spirit of sisterhood that made this possible. Congratulations to all the winners.. It is such an honour to win this maiden edition. Thank you to all who nomianged me and to the judges for an amazing job. Thank you World Pulse for an amazing platform of love and sisterhood. Together, we all remain winners as we strive to keep up the Pulse spirit.

Jill Langhus
Feb 07
Feb 07

Hello Arrey Love,

How are you doing? Aw:-) It was pretty special:-) You deserved it, dear!

I agree:-)

Hope you are doing well, and that you have a great weekend!

Congratulations again, sis Arrey! Truly, well-deserved. Thank you for spending precious time to "listen" to our sisters and for offering kind and wise words every single time. Keep up the great work! Hugs, dear.

bridggyella
Feb 09
Feb 09

This is phenomenal. I'm inspired. You deserve this over and over again.

Hello, Briddyella,

Yes, it is. We are all phenomenal women after all. Thank you for celebrating with us!

Aramide Oikelome
Feb 16
Feb 16

Hugs and kisses to all our Amazons here. You all deserve the award because you are dong incredible works to make the world a beautiful place for women and girls.

Congratulations Sisters! Much Love!
Aramide Oikelome

lizzymark
Feb 22
Feb 22

Living is all about making an impact and touching the life of another person close by,all of the sisters on world pulse are doing just that and I couldn't agree any more that Zeph and others are deserving of the award. This year I look forward to impacting more girls around me and in other communities near me with world pulse and the message of hope. I have been open to,connected, exposed and built with so much on world pulse than I could have ever gotten alone. Thanks a million.