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World Pulse Community Advisory Board
Hello World Pulse Community!
Like you, we are women’s empowerment champions and World Pulse community advocates. Together we are spearheading the World Pulse Community Advisory Board to help advise World Pulse as both World Pulse the organization and World Pulse the community (that's all of us!) grow and develop new visions!
On May 21st, we officially kicked off with our first Skype call, joining together from four continents in a celebratory conversation full of laughter and excitement about our visions for our new role.
As the Community Advisory Board we will serve as representatives of this 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 our activities and connect with us here in our new group page! We have an open-door policy so come one, come all with your ideas about how World Pulse can better represent you and your visions for change. We will be thrilled to hear from you!
Who We Are
Cameroon | West Africa
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.
United States | North America
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.
Bolivia | South America
“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.
Nigeria | West Africa
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.
Somalia | Middle East and North Africa
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.
India | South Asia
Community Advisory Board Chair
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.