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World Pulse Launches our Inaugural Community Advisory Board!

Last month World Pulse celebrated World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development with the launch of our inaugural Community Advisory Board! This group will help fulfill World Pulse's need to draw on the wisdom of our global community to advise our organization as we grow and develop new visions. Six women's empowerment champions and long-time World Pulse community members generously volunteered to spearhead the initiative.

On May 21st, the advisory board kicked off with its first Skype call, joining members from four continents in a celebratory conversation full of laughter and excitement about their visions for their new role.

The Community Advisory Board will serve as representatives of our online community to give input and recommendations to World Pulse’s staff and board of directors on important issues, projects, and organizational developments, and help generate new ideas and feedback to improve World Pulse’s value to the community.

You can follow their activities and connect with them here on the new World Pulse Community Advisory Board group page!

Meet Leina, Dayanara, Jacqueline, Olutosin, Sahro, and Stella, our new advisory board members:


flag Chi Yvonne Leina


Chi Yvonne Leina is a journalist, health worker, social change agent, and an unquenchable voice for African women. A crusader against harmful traditional practices that jeopardize the rights of women and girls in Cameroon, Leina has enlightened more than 20,000 women and girls on the dangers of breast ironing. She now provides writing and digital training to high school girls in the northwest region of Cameroon.


flag Dayanara Marte

United States

Dayanara is a phenomenal woman, healer and cultural worker, community activist, and citizen journalist creating healing spaces for women to heal from trauma, oppression, violence, neglect and poverty in mind, body and spirit. She stands for awakened voices and women liberated, leading the world from a place of full self-expression of their power.


flag Jacqueline Patiño


“Let's change the conversation in the world” sums up Jackie's advocacy over the past four years. She has fostered community within social networks from humble beginnings to present-day wide reach. She now faces the biggest challenge in her digital journalism career—to help a new democracy for her country blossom.


flag Olutosin Oladosu-Adebowale


Olutosin is a social innovator, social entrepreneur, women's rights activist, citizen journalist, poet, and an expert in transformation. She has trained more than 600 women in Nigeria and India in income-generating activities, such as upcycled crafts. In 2014 she launched her award-winning Trash to Treasure and Abused Women to Assets trainings.


flag Sahro Ahmed


Sahro is a Somali-Dutch gender and governance specialist, with over 10 years of experience in institutional reform, civil society development, women’s empowerment, and human rights advocacy. She is an experienced trainer, a poet, and manager of both projects and people, as well as a Goodwill Ambassador with Globcal International Cooperative.


flag Stella Paul


Stella Paul is a journalist and press fellow of the United Nations who looks at environmental and development issues through a gender lens. She is also a media trainer who teaches women from vulnerable communities how to use mobile phones and social media for self-defense and social change.

The Community Advisory Board wants to hear your ideas about how World Pulse can better represent you and your visions for change. Contact them here»


Sahro's picture


I am truly honored and humbled to be part of the Community Advisory Board!


Founder of the We Are The Generation Of Possibilities Movement #WeAreTheGenerationOfPossibilities #Somalia
WorldPulse Community Advisory Board Member
Goodwill Ambassador Globcal at:

Emily Garcia's picture


We are honored and so lucky to have you, Sahro!!! xoxo

Emily Garcia
World Pulse Online Community Lead

Y's picture

Political Power

Money is not the only avenue to power, as many have shown over the centuries. I would like to have coordinated efforts to turn personal empowerment to political power.


amiesissoho's picture

Congratulations Sisters

Congratulations sisters! Knowing some of you from the 2011/2012 VOF class I trust people like Stella and the rest will be driving the board in the right direction. My heart is with you and you represent my voice.

Best regards


Leina, Dayanara, Jacqueline, Olutosin, Sahro, and Stella, hearty congratulations to you all! I wish you the very best as you take on giant strides in your new leadership roles!

Go ladies!

Much love,

Dear Olanike and Amie, my fellow Board members and all my global World Pulse sisters

Life is small, rough, cruel, uncertain and unfair for women. But that is when a woman is alone. When she stands with her sisters, Life Becomes Beautiful.

We are here to walk together. Please walk with us, speak with us, share with us your brilliance and your unbreakable spirit. Together, we can - and we will- turn the ugly into beautiful.

Love and hugs!


Stella Paul
Twitter: @stellasglobe

lydiagcallano's picture

Thank you

I am grateful to Leina, Dayanara, Jacqueline, Olutosin, Sahro, and Stella for volunteering as members of the Advisory Board. As pioneers and initiators, their journey will be bumpy and challenging but over time, the travel of those who will follow them will be relatively lighter and less risky.

God bless these six courageous and selfless women!

Ma. Lydia G. Callano
Iloilo, Philippines
+63 33 3158137 or 5138830

I just joined today after being inspired by what I have been reading and observing. I have always known that women are truly the key to changing the world in more ways that imaginable. Every step counts.

Lots of love and blessing for all your contributions. I send out lots of love to every woman around the world, who ever she is, wherever she is, even without technology, so she may feel the vibrations and know she is never alone.

I would love to help with education and training talks.
Let me know what to do.

Love, always

Emily Garcia's picture


Dear Vie,

Welcome to the World Pulse community!! It is wonderful that you are here and thank you for offering to share your expertise with us. World Pulse is a network of grassroots women leaders and our male allies working together to bring change to our local communities and globally.

What kinds of training and educational opportunities might you be interested offering? I look forward to hearing more about you!

Warm regards,

Emily Garcia
World Pulse Online Community Lead

Doctor Vie's picture

Helping out

Dear Emily,
Here are some areas that I am open to:
a. Mentoring women to identify their talents, empower themselves with training and staying on track with their goals.
b. How to strengthen the mind and prevent mental issues of depression, drug abuse, addictions, and low self confidence.
c. How to keep the body strong through nutrition, low-risk activities, and de-stressing.
d. Offer group mentoring sessions online through live webinars and replay the recordings.

I am starting a radio show shortly and I could use it to spread more awareness of what your group is doing.
The list is long as there is passion to help humanity. Tell me what your needs are and I can find a way personally or through my extensive network.
Love always,

Emily Garcia's picture


Hello Vie,

This is all fabulous! Thank you. I will send you a private message so we can continue this conversation.

Much love,

Emily Garcia
World Pulse Online Community Lead

ewofgg's picture

Wonderful to know

Hello to all you amazing women in the house. Iam most honored to be part of this group and I hope that in the coming weeks and months I will be given an oppotunity to contribute to the continuous growth of this community.

My Best Regards,

Eyaalada Akari

Emily Garcia's picture

Welcome to World Pulse!

Welcome to World Pulse Eyaalada! We are so happy to have you here! I love the energy and enthusiasm you bring. You already are contributing to the well-being of this community. =)

If you're interested in contributing in a more formal way, we have volunteer opportunities you can check out here:

Please let me know if you have any questions as you start navigating and getting to know the community.

Kind regards,

Emily Garcia
World Pulse Online Community Lead

ikirimat's picture


I want to congratulations to all the newly appointed board members. this is truly a reflection of what WP stands for. Its inclusive
I look forward to greater innovations for the better of WP network.

Grace Ikirimat

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

Adanna's picture


Congratulations ladies and well done for volunteering to spearhead this initiative.

Women like you give millions of defenceless and voiceless women hope everyday.

Always remember 'To whom much is given, much is expected'.

All the best!.

TERESA's picture



How l wonderful it is to have a new Community.

You are most Welcome to WORLD PULSE as we Volunteer together to help the voiceless WORLDWIDE.

GOD bless u. Amen


TERESA KAGECHA i would like to use the new password and email to participate in the WORLDPULSE VIEWS - COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION MOBILISING

vivian's picture

Congratulations my lovely

Congratulations my lovely sisters, you deserve this for your consistent and tireless effort in ensuring that the voices of women in your community are heard. i wish you all the best. May the sky be the beginning of your dreams.


''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

Sherry Sherry's picture


It is such a great honor to have women with unmeasurable experience in the field of women growth and development in the board. You have all our support.


Eliel sam's picture


l believe women of your kind will surely be a voice for others, keep going sisters am with you.Eliel Sam.

Eliel sam's picture

Please work on these.

Great ladies, please take out time to advice world pulse on women advocacy, training, and creating of awareness on issues and happenings in the world, please let us get them well inform, our rural women, they need us. Eliel Sam.

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