Jensine Larson is a social media entrepreneur who had a vision for women throughout the world—to utilize interactive digital media as an outlet for women’s voices, and to connect women on a global scale. At 28 years old she founded World Pulse, which is an action media network that seeks to lift women’s voices up so that they are heard throughout the world. The reasoning behind this mission is that when women are heard, they have the ability to change the world. In the digital era that we live in today, it is no surprise that
this method of empowering women through digital media has proven to be successful. World Pulse is active in 190 countries with over 50,000 members, and women who have used World Pulse as an outlet for their voice have had stories picked up by media outlets such as PBS, BBC and the Huffington Post.
Beyond her involvement with World Pulse, Larson has also recently developed a program that trains women in “web 2.0 citizen journalism” and empowerment, which creates a network of female journalists that extends to regions around the globe. Larson has presented keynotes and panels at TED, Clinton Global Initiative, the Forum for Social Entrepreneurship, Women in Technology International, the Conference on World Affairs, and the list continues.
Larson’s powerful presence and vision can be best described as an innovative solution to many battles that have been both fought and lost on behalf of women’s voices and whether or not they are heard—or even understood. The ability to “speak up” is only as effective as the outlets that allow for such action to take place. Jensine Larson saw an opportunity for women and change, and she used her knowledge and passion to make this action media network a tangible source of empowerment for women.
Information source: Jensine Larson personal website. http://www.jensinelarsen.com/
World Pulse. http://worldpulse.com/user/20