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World Pulse Members Receive Powerful Awards and Recognitions

It is cause for celebration when grassroots women leaders—whose contributions to our families, neighborhoods, and our planet often go unacknowledged—receive public recognition for their difficult and essential work. Over the last few months World Pulse community members have garnered a flurry of honors and awards, and these accolades have extended across our entire network! Revel with us in this thrilling moment for our global community.

OlutosinOlutosin Oladosu-Adebowale of Nigeria has been honored with the Women Have Wings award for her Star of Hope Transformation Centre and her innovative, inspired, dynamic, collaborative, and, above all, courageous work. She was awarded a $5000 grant for her center.

HummingbirdHummingbird, World Pulse Correspondent from Syria, was chosen as one of 50 delegates for the Women in Public Service Institute at Bryn Mawr College: Peacebuilding and Development. Selected for her activism and commitment to creating non-violent change in her country, she will join the international delegation at Bryn Mawr College from July 7-19.

StellaStella Paul has continued since the 2012 World Pulse Voices of Our Future Program to steadily collect awards and fellowships, which have sent her travelling the world. Her recent recognitions include a Dart Center Fellowship, and a National Foundation of India National Media Fellowship.

ZoneziwohZoneziwoh, World Pulse Correspondent from Cameroon received DAWNS Digest–Global Citizen Grant for a 3 to 6 month project that will narrate 15 personal and unique stories of grassroots women leaders involved in community mobilization, HIV/AIDs, peace building, social justice, and human rights advocacy.

LeinaLeina, World Pulse Correspondent from Cameroon and the Founder & Coordinator of Gender Danger, is among 12 awardees of the Aspen Institute's New Voices Fellowship.This groundbreaking initiative is designed to bring more expert voices from the developing world into the global development discussion.

COADYAdepeju Jaiyeoba and Olutosin, both from Nigeria, were selected from 1000 applicants as two of 15 participants in the Coady International Institute Global Change Leaders program—a certificate course for emerging women leaders from the global south.

VVLeadShwe Wutt Hmon from Burma and Neema Namadamu from the Democratic Republic of Congo have been invited by Vital Voices to join a prestigious network of emerging and established women leaders. As VVLead fellows they will receive three years of tools, mentorship opportunities, and training to advance their leadership.

NeemaNeema Namadamu has received a number of other noteworthy honors, including the invitation to speak at the US National Mall earlier this month to address mass atrocities in her country for the One Million Bones event.

We All Win!

As these World Pulse members shine brightly, they bring visibility to our entire community and our collective work together.

  • In March, World Pulse was selected as a finalist for the a SXSW Interactive Award for our work uniting women in the Democratic Republic of Congo online.
  • We are proud to have been selected as one of Rockefeller Foundation's top 100 Next Century Innovators!

As amazing as this list is, we know this is only scratching the surface! Do you have an achievement to share that we missed here? With upwards of 18,000 members, we'd love your help to keep track of the wonderful things you are doing. We invite you to share your successes in your World Pulse journal so we can all be inspired and join in celebrating your accomplishments.


usha kc's picture


I am feeling so proud of each one of you dears. Yes, we all win!!
I wish you all the best for your future and I am sure you all keep us being proud.

love and hugs to everyone: Stella,Ziwoh,Olu,Hummingbird, Shwe, Neema, Leina, Adepeju.

Ayunnie's picture

Commendable Work

Congratulations to the winners!

@ Nairobi KENYA
Women have impeccable character, if tapped society realizes quantum leap in development

Mukut's picture

Incredible !

Well deserved recognition to powerful women leaders. Proud to be part of this incredible family !


Mukut Ray

Precious M's picture

This is great!

Go World Pulse and congratulations to all those who have had such outstanding achievements.


My pen speaks

jap21's picture


I am awed at how many awards the World Pulse family is achieving! Sooo proud of each and every one of you sisters!

Love you much!


Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America

KathyG's picture

Celebrating All of Us!

Here at the World Pulse office we love it when we hear about the successes of our community. They seem to come in fits and starts. Sometimes we hear very little and then at other times, every staff member is forwarding an email or a link to a post about a new scholarship, a connection made continents apart, dreams crushed only to spring hopes to new dreams. These stories, these words keep our small staff working even harder!

We celebrate your accomplishments with you. A cheer, a smile, a loud whoop can be heard coming from our office in Portland Oregon. We've been thinking of ways to celebrate your hard won accomplishments on our site more often. They bring both joy and hope. Please do share us in your celebrations both large and small.

Tell us! What has being part of World Pulse helped you with lately? What new friends have you made? Tell us!!!

World Pulse Staff

Monica09's picture


Dear WP community,

Congratulations to all! I am elated that your causes, communities, and organizations are receiving the recognition that they deserve!


Nadz's picture

Beautiful work

Congratulations, good work.

Life is just for living

Nadz's picture

Beautiful work

Congratulations, good work.

Life is just for living

May God continue to give you knowledge and wisdom in the work you are doing, so that you can make this world a better place for women and children, all the best.

Love Towela.


Paulina Lawsin's picture

I am so proud to be in the

I am so proud to be in the midst of powerful, committed and beautiful women. You rock!

ABBY KAKIYES's picture

nice one


There are so very many Dynamic Sisters doing a Great job , I hope to see New faces next award !!
Go Ladies let your light Shine......

keronga's picture


Congratulations to all of you! Well deserved awards. May God continue to bless us and show us the right path to follow. Quite inspiring to some of us who are on our way.

keronga's picture


Congratulations to all of you! Well deserved awards. May God continue to bless us and show us the right path to follow. Quite inspiring to some of us who are on our way.

Kumudini Pati's picture


Congratulations for good work. But never let the commitment wane and never make the accolades go individual and go into our heads, because that is what happens mostly and we forget about our struggling sisters and begin a journey of self-projection. Be careful not to get co-opted into the status quo. We must fight to change the world !

amiesissoho's picture

Congratulations to my fellow

Congratulations to my fellow WP friends. I'm proud of your achievements. Keep up the flame!


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