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Digital Empowerment Toolkit Now Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits aim to provide the resources you need to advance your social change work.

We are excited to introduce our Digital Empowerment Trainers’ Toolkit, a dynamic resource to help you bring the benefits of connecting online to women in your community. Check it out today! »

Introducing myself and my journal

About Me:
Because she believes that educating girls and women is the key to overcoming gender discrimination, Melissa started the Advice to My Thirteen-Year-Old Self project in August, 2013. This initiative includes an anthology of letters written by fifty women around the world, an online community where women and teens can submit writing, and a series of empowerment and writing workshops and classes for teen girls and parents. Melissa is currently planning a 2015 Global Leadership and Empowerment Summit for teen girls in Peru. For more information about the Advice project, please visit:

More about Melissa: After attending Columbia University for Art History, Melissa worked in the arts, finance and education before developing a successful freelance writing, editing and marketing business working with clients such as Scholastic, Inc. and NYU-Poly. Melissa is a faculty member of the Wandering Educators Youth Travel Blogging Program, has developed successful Saturday programs that empowered parents to become active partners in their children's educations and has partnered with after school programs that served teens and their parents. Melissa travels for many months out of the year with her daughter, and founded a popular travel, education and single parenting blog called Break Out of Bushwick, which inspires families to take hold of their dreams.

My Passions:
Empowering and educating teen girls and women

My Challenges:

My Areas of Expertise:
Writing, editing, community programming, education, workshops, leadership training


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Welcome, Melissa.Empowerment

Welcome, Melissa.
Empowerment through education is our shared passion on World Pulse.

You are now a part of a thriving grassroots network of women leaders and supporters from more than 190 countries. See the Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community:

You may like to participate in our current campaign Women Weave the Web, celebrating the use of technology in empowerment efforts:

I look forward to hearing more of your voice in WorldPulse.



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Je suis ravie de vous voir parmi nous dans la communauté world pulse et vous partagerez vos expériences, histoires avec les autres. Voir le Guide de démarrage pour en savoir plus sur la mise en réseau dans notre communauté:

Vous pouvez aussi participer à nos campagnes femmes actuelles Weave le Web, célébrant l'utilisation de la technologie dans les efforts d'autonomisation: J'attends partiemment vous connaitre!!


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