World Pulse

World Pulse is an action media network powered by women from 190 countries. We believe that when women are heard, they will transform the world. Our mission is to lift and unite women's voices to accelerate their impact for the world. Through our growing web-based platform, women are speaking out and connecting to create solutions from the frontlines of today's most pressing issues. With a focus on grassroots women change leaders, our programs nurture community, provide media and empowerment training, and broadcast rising voices to influential forums.
Jun 9, 2014

World Pulse training for grassroots women leaders

World Pulse Community Advisory Board
World Pulse Community Advisory Board

The World Pulse community and training team is currently hard at work getting ready for a new start of World Pulse's signature training program in digital empowerment, Voices of Our Future, in January 2015. Starting this October, we will be inviting women from all over the world to apply to the program.

In the past six months our training team has been engaged in research to assess how we can best continue to support the training needs of all the members of our online community. This has included both quantitative surveys that we sent to over 20,000 members as well as qualitative research (strategic focus group discussions and individual discussions). 

Our signature training program continues to have an incredible impact on the women who participate beyond the finite dates of the training itself. Our team at World Pulse is dedicated to continuing to support these grassroots women change leaders after they graduate from the program and to foster their leadership. The research we are conducting will inform ways we can continue to nurture the online and offline activism of these incredible women.

We also launched a World Pulse Community Advisory Board in May of 2014. The advisory board is composed of six World Pulse community ambassadors, all gradutates from our Voices of Our Future signature program. The World Pulse Community Advisory Board is an advisory body that acts as representatives of the World Pulse online community to give input and recommendations to World Pulse's staff and board.

We look forward to updating you on the findings of our research and what the next stage of implementations will be to achieve stronger impact. We are deeply grateful for your partnership and support. 

Mar 11, 2014

Sharing the Success of our Correspondents

2013 Voices of Our Future Correspondents
2013 Voices of Our Future Correspondents

Thanks to your support, 31 audacious grassroots women have made the journey of a lifetime to become empowered leaders and loudspeakers for their communities through World Pulse's fourth annual digital empowerment training program, Voices of Our Future. They have raised their voices on critical issues from the most forgotten regions of the world in order to increase awareness and bring their visions for change to life. From Iraq to Mexico, India to Nigeria, Ukraine to Tibet, we have witnessed their tremendous courage to overcome barriers and speak unheard truths.  

I had ideas and a strong vision but no one was listening to me. No one was giving me a chance and here was a platform for me to put my qualitative voice into play and just be me.2013 Correspondent, Pelagia Muntuzi, Zimbabwe

 

We want to extend a special congratulations to three of the Correspondents, Greengirl, LatiNegra and Jampa who were selected to represent the 2013 Voices of Our Future class and our larger online community at the World Pulse Live media and speaking tour this fall. These three women will be traveling with the World Pulse team to cities in the US to share their experiences with you. Make sure to keep an eye for our report this summer for further details on the tour! We might be coming to a city near you!

 

We invite you to explore the assignments from the 2013 Program by clicking on the links below. Feel free to read or watch the incredible stories that the Correspondents have reported on.

Profiles of Women Activists: Read the exceptional profiles of women activists working to bring change to their communities around the world.

Frontline Journals: Experience these first-person accounts from our Correspondents about living on the front lines of breaking news stories.

Op-Eds: Dive in to these provocative Op-Eds summarizing the bold opinions of our Correspondents on the issues that matter most in their lives.

Multimedia Stories: Watch these videos and photo slideshows produced by our Correspondents and respond to their calls for action.

We thank you for your incredible and continuous support of our training program!

Dec 11, 2013

2013 Voices of Our Future Graduation Celebration

The 2013 Voices of Our Future Program has come to a close, but our journey together to empower and lift one another's voices continues.

Over the past six months, 31 courageous grassroots womenhave made the journey of a lifetime to become empowered leaders and loudspeakers for their communities. They have been emboldened by the powerful connections they have made with one another and with our amazing Editorial and Vision Mentors. The commitment and dedication that we have witnessed is a testament to sisterhood and the transforming power of love.

“Being a Mentor has had an ongoing, positive impact on both my personal life and my professional life. In my personal life, this particular mentoring has certainly resulted in mutual healing and a far broader knowledge of the suffering in the world.” -Sarah Whitten-Grigsby, Vision Mentor

“I am really grateful for the lifetime opportunity of connecting with everyone who has been on this journey. The days ahead beam with so much hope, and I am sure that together, we will turn our world right side up!” -Greengirl, 2013 Correspondent

They have raised their voices on critical issues in order to bring their visions for change to life. From Mexico to Ukraine, from India to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, our Correspondents have courageously overcome barriers and spoken unheard truths. Their words have informed us, transformed us, and inspired us. We will forever be impacted, and this extraordinary group of women will continue to serve as a source of strength for all of us.

Working with our program partners the Global Press Institute and the Op-Ed Project, we trained the Correspondents on the principles of practicing ethical citizen journalism—including how to conduct an interview, write compelling frontline journals, feature stories, and op-eds, produce multimedia stories, and to use social media to support their work for social change.

Correspondents are currently beginning their outreach through the Each One Teach Five module. As they share the knowledge and skills they’ve acquired in the Voices of Our Future program with their communities, we are witnessing the growth of our network. We are excited to watch the impact continue to multiply through the hands of our Correspondents. As the managers of the Voices of Our Future program, we feel honored to have facilitated this experience. Our lives have been enriched by connecting with our global sisters through the World Pulse platform.

Words cannot adequately express our gratitude.

With deep love and respect,

Zoe Piliafas and Delphine Criszenzo
Voices of Our Future Team

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