Voices of the Future 2013 begins April 2 – Take Action (Join)


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This program has confirmed what I already know. Women need to speak out—or shout out—because we do have so much to say. We just need to give ourselves a chance. Voices of Our Future has allowed me to give myself that chance.”
— Noreens, 2012 Voices of Our Future Correspondent, Palestine

Call for Applicants

Apply before April 2nd for our online training program in citizen journalism and digital empowerment! You only have a few days left before the application begins! Women from all over the globe are joining our vibrant and active community. Thirty grassroots women leaders will be selected to receive the skills and knowledge they need to actualize and vocalize their visions for change. If you are a grassroots woman leader with something to say, and if you want to bring your voice and solutions to a global audience apply now!

At World Pulse, we believe that when ‘women are heard‘, they will change the world.

world pulse 2013_vof_photoOn April 2, we are launching the fourth annual year of Voices of Our Future, our online training program in citizen journalism and digital empowerment that gives a new generation of emerging leaders the skills and knowledge they need to actualize and vocalize their visions for themselves, their communities and the world.

During the month-long application process, women from around the world receive learning materials via our online classroom introducing them to the frontiers of new media and women’s empowerment. We ask them to complete four short writing assignments, which are evaluated by our volunteer Listeners and staff. We then invite 30 of those women to join our six month training program starting in June.

“Being connected to this amazing and dynamic group of women, World Pulse staff, mentor and editor, gave me a new sense of purpose, direction and drive.” – Marinieves Alba, 2012 VOF Correspondent, United States

Benefits of the full program include:

  • New media and citizen journalism training by renowned experts, including program partners The Global Press Institute and The Op-Ed Project
  • Personal mentoring sessions and support from a Vision Mentor
  • An Editorial Mentor to help hone your unique voice
  • Opportunities for publication through World Pulse and partner media organizations
  • Opportunities to connect with grassroots women leaders from around the globe
  • Increased visibility for issues and challenges faced by you and your community

In the last two years, over 1,700 women from 140 countries have applied.

Join the growing wave of empowered voices across the globe!

“The great networking opportunity with women from across the world is unique and available only in VOF program which has helped me immensely, deepening my understanding of world affairs and status of women’s issues across the world.” – Stella Paul, 2012 VOF Correspondent, India

The 90 women who have participated in the full training program have gone on to create immense change around the world, and have touched more than 2 million lives!

They have:

  • Delivered more than 100,000 signatures to the White House demanding appointment of a special envoy to the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Started a campaign to end breast ironing in Cameroon, with 10,000 women signing a pact to stop the practice.
  • Been elected as youth representatives and congressional staff members for their communities.
  • Started their own training programs and organizations on disability rights, sexual and reproductive health, and mentoring for young women.
  • Created radio shows to address violence against women.
  • Been interviewed by CNN.
  • Spoken at the UN and been invited to key decision making conferences and forums around the world.

picture-16199Visit the Voices of Our Future Application Group to apply.

Click on the orange “Join this Group” button. If you are not already a member of World Pulse, you will be directed to the registration page.

Make sure to sign up by April 2!

If you are interested in volunteering for the program, please check out our opportunities page.

Call for Volunteers

Nurture a Woman Citizen Journalist: Are you a professional blogger, journalist, or writer? Become an Editorial Mentor and help us nurture the talents of a woman citizen journalist as she learns how to develop and hone her unique voice. You’ll have the opportunity to work with one woman for the duration of our 5-month training program.

We encourage you to share this announcement with your friends, family, and professional networks.

Help us accelerate the impact of grassroots Women Leaders, globally!

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and request that you too support this amazing organization of founder WOMAN of ACTION™ – Jensine Larsen.



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