Founder, World Pulse
When I was a young girl, I would lie on my stomach on sun-warmed grass covering the hills of Southern Wisconsin and absorb stories. I was shy and preferred to run away from the ordinary chaos of our family’s old farmhouse into the ancient rolling fields. As long as I can remember, I have always wanted to “see” the truths of the human experience and the burning questions that would carry me to the last page of the story were “What now?” “What is the way forward?”
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Bringing Women a Global Voice
World Pulse is an action media network connecting women’s voices to transform our world. We are dedicated to listening to and broadcasting the unheard voices and innovative solutions of women worldwide.
We produce a emagazine as well as host an interactive online community, where women can speak for themselves to the world and connect to solve global problems.
It’s a revolution that has already begun.
Today, women from 190 countries use World Pulse to speak out and connect, using Internet cafés and cell phones from rural villages to urban cities. Their stories are being picked up by the BBC, PBS, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the UN, the Huffington Post, National Geographic and more. By networking on our site, women are finding jobs, starting new programs and businesses, launching women-only cyber cafés, and finding international speaking opportunities that are changing their lives and lifting their communities.
World Pulse has grown from a kitchen table to a global network, partnering with over 40 top international organizations empowering women. The voices of our network are reaching millions worldwide.
World Pulse is a nonprofit social media enterprise headquartered in Portland, OR, USA.
What started with one VOICE has grown to many.
As a young journalist in Burma and the Amazon, Jensine Larsen discovered that some of the world’s most important stories are rarely mentioned in the mass media. So she began a quest to create a media source that would bring the vital, yet untapped, voices and solutions of women and youth to the world stage.
In 2003, at age 28, Larsen founded World Pulse as a nonprofit media organization in order to launch a bold and beautiful new magazine, one that would cut to the heart of global problems through the eyes of women and highlight solutions already underway.
The premiere issue of World Pulse Magazine debuted in 2004. Thousands of individuals and grassroots organizations took notice. Newsstand sales were double the average for new publications, and the magazine was nominated for "Best International Coverage" and "Best New Title" of 2004 and 2005 by the Independent Press Awards.
In the wake of this overwhelming response, we began working with teams of professional advisers, a deeply dedicated staff, international journalists, photojournalist networks, an Editorial Guide Council, and thousands of founding subscribers and donors from around the world.
In 2007, our eyes turned to the future of communications technology in the developing world, and we began to pioneer the development of our online community.
World Pulse online community is an interactive online community enabling women worldwide—even those just coming online using Internet cafes and cell phones—to speak for themselves to the world and solve global problems.
Today, World Pulse has grown into an international network connecting women and men across borders and building a rising pulse of women’s empowerment across the globe.
Women and girls are the answer.
The global balance is shifting: women are shaping the future of our communities and nations. In fact, most international institutions and organizations agree that empowering women and girls is the fastest way to solve world problems. It’s a movement that is centered around solutions rather than blame. It’s a movement that’s already begun and World Pulse is here to broadcast their voices around the globe.
Including women’s voices benefits our world.
When women's voices are equally heard and supported in the media, it results in increased family and child well being, more investment in education and health care, better economic growth and job creation, as well as proper transparency and accountability. It accelerates social healing after trauma, as well as information sharing and problem-solving. Most importantly, it strengthens community networks, environmental stewardship, and the democratic process, as well as arts, culture, and creativity.
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