Community Update

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! »

Ann Hoffman-Ruffner

About Me: 

After a 29 year career as a therapist/administrator in mental health, this April 2014, I resigned to focus my energies on a new vision. Working with women to transform the world. I created a business for the self-actualization and empowerment of women and girls and am working to connect women on a broad scale so that we can leverage our interests, passions and power to positively impact our communities, our countries and our world.

I am also the co-founder and president of the regional volunteer nonprofit collaborative, The Partnership for Mental Health, Inc., whose mission is to promote mental health through community education, collaboration, and advocacy.

My Passions: 
Connecting and Empowering (particularly women & girls), Creating Joy
My Vision for the Future: 
The world will be transformed by women empowered and connected
My Areas of Expertise: 
grassroots organizing and coalition building, leadership, mental health, coaching

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Read global coverage through women's eyes

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

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Connect with women on the ground worldwide

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

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Be heard at influential forums

WWW: Women Weave the Web

WWW: Women Weave the Web

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Help us train women citizen journalists

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

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Announcing Our Prize Winners!

Announcing Our Prize Winners!

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Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative