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World Pulse Welcomes New Board Chair and Members

World Pulse, a leading media network powered by women from 190 countries, is pleased to announce the selection of a new board chair and new members to the board of directors.

“It is an honor to step in to the role of Board Chair at a time when World Pulse is moving from start up to major player in the women’s digital empowerment movement,” Ellen Wingard, who took her seat as Board Chair this January, said. She has spent the last 30 years advising private and public sector CEOS, entrepreneurs, and emerging leaders in awakening socially responsible leadership.

“I am privileged to share board responsibilities with an outstanding circle of professional women spanning industry and the public sector. While each World Pulse board member brings diverse perspectives and accomplishments, we are united in our passion for impact.”

Wingard joins a committed board of 12, ranging from media producers, CEOs in direct community services, human rights attorneys, corporate leaders, financial wealth advisors, and technology experts. Each brings her own lens to World Pulse, an organization that is rapidly becoming the communication backbone for the global women’s empowerment movement by connecting the leadership of grassroots women and their organizations through digital technology.

Board member Susan Kenniston, a prominent business IT professional with over 20 years of hands-on experience, is excited by World Pulse’s commitment to bringing access to technology to women across the globe.

“At World Pulse, I am able to, in a very practical way, change the lives of grassroots women and the communities around them,” she said. “Simply, it is about helping women get ACCESS to technology. Guiding them in becoming DIGITALLY LITERATE. Furthering them with EDUCATION opportunities. Building their confidence to share STORIES. Encouraging them to SUPPORT each other. And through all of this, it is about welcoming and growing the COMMUNITY of support.”

World Pulse is also pleased to announce that community member and World Pulse correspondent Stella Paul of India has also taken her seat on the board.

“There are millions of women in our world without a voice,” Paul said. “And then, there are several millions who are not heard. World Pulse is a confluence where the voiceless and the unheard come together to build an army of change agents. Joining the board of World Pulse gives me a great opportunity to stand by, laud, promote and add strength to this formidable force of women that is going to reshape our world, for the better."

Additional World Pulse board members include Jensine Larsen, World Pulse CEO; Andrea Meditch, Filmmaker and Media Executive; Natasha Ora Lycia Bannan, Legal Fellow at the Center for Reproductive Rights; Jessica Robinson, corporate executive at Target and recent fellow of the Impact Center; Kim Anderson, CEO of Families First, Atlanta’s oldest family services agency; Zulma Miranda Ortiz, human rights attorney; Kate Byrne, Marketing Officer and former Fast Company executive; Marisa Rivera, president of Mpowerment Works; Geri Pell, President of Pell Wealth Partners; and World Pulse community member Halima Mohamad Abdel of Sudan.

Wingard is excited to partner with the above-mentioned board, the World Pulse Staff, and World Pulse’s network of partners and supporters to bring World Pulse to the next stage of its growth.

“I believe World Pulse offers the most immediate forum for accelerating the impact of women grassroots leaders to bring their own solutions to intractable global issues,” she said. “In our digital age, this form of leadership is unprecedented.”


jadefrank's picture

Wonderful news!

What a dynamic and powerful board of directors! So exciting for the World Pulse community and for women and girls everywhere.

Congratulations to Ellen for taking her place at the helm, to Susan and Stella taking their seats, and for all those who remain committed in their leadership for the World Pulse staff, community and vision.


usha kc's picture

Congratulation every board

Congratulation every board members .Stella sis I am so proud of you dear.

Mukut's picture


Congratulations!!! What a formidable team. Our thriving Pulsewire community is getting stronger each day. Best wishes to the team.


Mukut Ray

Paulina Lawsin's picture

Congratulations to the World

Congratulations to the World Pulse leaders. With committed and talented women at the helm, we will rock the world.

Congratulations to Stella Paul!!

Monu Gupta's picture

Warm congratulations to all

Warm congratulations to all honorable members of Board and staff of World Pulse. I do believe that the movement of WP will achieve its targeted goal under their leadership. We are belonging with you all friends. Love, hugs and regards.

jap21's picture

Hi World Pulse family!

I am so proud to be part of this worldclass unbelievable World Pulse family!

Please receive an energetic embrace, my hugs of light, and let us become the best online community ever! Prosperity for all, and love in huge packs are reaching you from the most southern city in Bolivia.



Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America

Maddy M.'s picture


Congratulations!!! Thank you so much for collaborating with WP and the amazing impact is having around the world. Keep up the great work!! :)

G.E. Cooper's picture

Congratulations Stella!

Stella was a huge supporter of my writings in 2011 and I am so very happy for you. Best wishes for continued success. No One Speaks For Me...I Speak For myself

Ayunnie's picture


Congratulations Stella. Best wishes as the crew propels World Pulse to greater heights.

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

Deqa's picture


Congratulation to the new board,, what an amazing women they are!!! Bringing joy and lifting spirits of women across the World. This platform is surely marvelous and I, for one, am really really proud to be among this community.
Ladies you are my inspiration and role models.

Precious M's picture

A New Season

This is the dawning of a new day for World Pulse. I love the fact that World Pulse is described as an organization at the forefront of the global women's empowerment movement. Congratulations to all the board members and especially to our very own Stella Paul!


My pen speaks

Sharontina's picture


Congrats to Stella and Halima,
And Stella , you are an inspiration to many of the sisters here and i would call you an angel making real change.

World Pulse rocks.

Merlin Sharontina

Mandi's picture


Congratulation to new board members.
Leadership expansion and rotation means welcoming new change and exercising democracy.

Many best wishes for upcoming works and love from Nepal.

Mandira Raut
Kathmandu, Nepal.

efe's picture

We are firmly behind you

Congratulations guys. You all deserve the recognition for your hard work and commitment. Keep the flag flying

JOYOUS's picture

Women Are Shaping the Future

I can feel the World Pulse momentum building moment by moment!

What a prestigious group of women at the helm. Congratulations! 2013 "IS" the year!

Make it a "JOYOUS" Day!

HOPE tOWELA's picture


Congratulations, You are all strong and telented people, All the best and Stay Blessed.


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anaisabelbbp's picture


All the best,
Ana Isabel Paraguay (from Brazil)

lydiagcallano's picture

God speed!

Congratulations to all the new World Pulse Board Members! You shall have our full support and trust. God bless!

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

Sophia Sirius's picture

Congrats on New board

Glad to see more movement and applause all around

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