Exciting Updates to the World Pulse Community Website
We’re at the beginning of a series of exciting changes to our website! These changes are designed to make it easier to find what you're looking for, and they highlight the most important aspects of our website: you, your voices, and your leadership.
New Community Leadership Roles
The World Pulse team has been working and strategizing behind the scenes on ways to more formally recognize the voluntary leadership of some of our active community members.
Today we are proud to announce the launch of the Community Listener and Community Translator roles! These members are helping to create a supportive and engaging community culture at World Pulse by reading, commenting, and translating. They are vital in helping us reach our mission of lifting and uniting women's voices to accelerate their impact for the world. Please join me in extending a big "Thank you!" to the Listeners and Translators!
Additional roles in the Community Leadership Program are in development and will be announced through our blog. If you are interested in contributing your leadership to any of the roles currently available please contact Scott Beck, Online Community Manager, via private message, or leave a comment below!
PulseWire is Getting a New Name!
When we originally chose the name "PulseWire" in 2007 we wanted to show that we were the newswire for access to grassroots women leaders' voices, on the Pulse of women's issues around the world.
Since then, our online network has become much more than we imagined. Not only has it become a vibrant source of voices and news from the ground, but it has also become a connected, supportive community that is changing lives.
Over time, we have found that the name "PulseWire" is confusing for people coming to our site. To eliminate confusion and more clearly communicate our purpose, World Pulse will begin to transition the name "PulseWire" toward the more easily understood term "World Pulse community".
These changes won't happen over night, but you may start to see the term disappear from some familiar spots. Eventually "PulseWire" will be a fond piece of history, only existing in memory. What will stay for a long time to come though is the supportive, nurturing online community that we've built together over the last six years!
Topic and Region Hub Pages Alpha
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the content on our website? With over 19,000 members, there are many conversations happening at once. It’s a lot to keep up with! To help, we are introducing one topic page and one region page. Nothing about the online community you are used to will go away. You can still use our website the same way you always have, connect in the same way you always have—but now there are two new ways to more easily find what you want!
Our First Topic Page: Gender-Based Violence
Last year we wrapped up our successful Ending Violence Against Women Digital Action Campaign, which united your stories, recommendations, and collective rising leadership to advance the end of gender-based violence. But the work isn’t done yet and the conversation never stopped on World Pulse. We are now thrilled to have a hub to continue highlighting the voices of grassroots leaders and sharing resources and solutions for this pressing global issue. Keep raising your voice!
Want your content to appear on this page? Check the “Gender-Based Violence” box on relevant posts.
Our First Region Page: Democratic Republic of Congo
From the vision of World Pulse member and correspondent Neema Namadamu, to a bustling media center in Bukavu, the Mama Shujaa Hero Women of Congo have emerged to put the voices of Congo women on the map, make their dreams and struggles known, and to work together across differences to drive international policy. Today the Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the most active regions in our global network and the women of DRC are a rising force in the world. Join the movement!
Want your content to appear on this page? Tag relevant posts “DRC”.
What's an Alpha?
"Alpha" is a tech term for the first version or draft of a new piece of software—or in our case, a webpage. We need your input to make our website great! We hope you will help us make these Topic and Region pages work for you.
Thank you for being with us as we make these changes. We would love to hear your thoughts and comments on all of these changes. Please share any feedback in the comments!