ABOUT JENSINE LARSEN
Jensine (Yen-See Nah) Larsen is a an award-winning social media expert, international journalist, and global women's empowerment leader. At age 28 she founded World Pulse – an action media network bringing women a global voice – after working as a freelance journalist covering indigenous movements and ethnic cleansing in South America and Southeast Asia. www.worldpulse.com
After successfully launching a print magazine, in 2007 Larsen turned her eyes to the future of communications technology in the developing world. She pioneered an interactive global women’s newswire where women worldwide – including those using internet cafes and cell phones from rural villages and conflict zones– can speak for themselves to the world and solve global problems.
Most recently, Larsen has launched a new program that is training women in web 2.0 citizen journalism and empowerment and fostering a network of women citizen journalists from some of the most forgotten regions of the world.
Today 50,000 women in over 190 countries are connecting through World Pulse and producing a multiplier effect of change. Women previously unknown by the global public are having their stories picked up from World Pulse by the BBC, PBS, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation, the UN, and the Huffington Post and beyond. In addition, by networking through World Pulse’s website grassroots women leaders are finding job opportunities, starting new programs and businesses, launching women’s cybercafés, and finding international speaking opportunities that are changing their lives and lifting their communities.
With her finger on the pulse of women's voices globally, Jensine is increasingly sought after for inspirational keynotes, current affairs lectures and radio programs and has appeared on NPR and PBS and presented keynotes and panels at TED, Skoll World, Clinton Global Initiative, Forum for Social Entrepreneurship, Bioneers Global, Digital Earth, WebVisions, Women in Technology International, the Women’s Funding Network, and the Conference on World Affairs, to name a few.
Jensine has been recognized with several leadership awards including being honored as a contemporary woman spiritual leader by the Auburn Seminary with a "Lives of Commitment Award" following in the footsteps of Alice Walker and Jane Goodall. In addition, she was selected as a "Woman Who Inspires" by Donna Karan alongside such luminaries as Susan Sarandan, Fatima Bhutto, and Uma Thurman. Morgan Stanley-Smith Barney has selected Jensine as one of six "Next Generation Changemakers" under 40 in 2011.
Holding a degree in Comparative International Studies from the University of Wisconsin Madison (1999), Larsen is also a Young Leaders Fellow with the National Committee on United States-China Relations. She was appointed to Portland, Oregon’s Vision Committee, which was established by Mayor Tom Potter to chart the city’s 30-year vision by listening to the visions of its citizens. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Nobel Women's International Campaign to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, Women Have Wings, and Ripples to Waves: A Stanford University program on Social Entrepreneurship and Development, Stanford University.
Whether your audience members are executive leaders or teen girls, Jensine can custom design an inspiring talk that will stir the passion of your audience to make a difference.
Previous Topics Include:
Breaking the Silence: The rising voice of women worldwide
Across the Earth, courageous women leaders from rural villages to corporate suites are connecting to solve global problems. The founder of World Pulse, Jensine Larsen, shares her personal journey building an interactive global media enterprise uniting women from over 190 nations, including those from remote regions and conflict zones using internet cafes and cell phones, and shows how we can participate in this ongoing revolution.
Across the Digital Divide: A new wave of women web 2.0 citizen journalists
Increasing access to new media technologies is enabling women from some of the remote regions of the world to make international headlines, organize across borders, and obtain vital development information. Founder Jensine Larsen shares how World Pulse is learning how to equip a new network of grassroots women leaders with training to become empowered citizen journalists and web savvy change agents for their communities. See resourceful ways that women, some from impoverished rural villages and conflict zones, are using online technology to drive change.
Courageous Female Gandhis of Today
Learn about the unsung heroines of today’s great social change movements and how you can be a part of their vision. Every bit as inspiring as Mandela, Gandhi and Martin Luther King, these modern-day leaders from Kabul to Bogota are tapping into a deep power. They are standing up to warlords, dictators, paramilitaries, and epidemics to fight for new possibilities. How do they find the courage to take such risks for their families and nations? What keeps them going, and what do they want you to know? In this talk Jensine Larsen will illuminate how you can you bring fire to your life by joining with these trailblazers and leave a legacy for your children.
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Jensine's 2013 Calendar
March 23: Portland, Oregon
Jensine Larsen will speak at this TEDx event, where 650 attendees gather to hear local "ideas worth spreading."
Women in the World Summit
April 4-5: New York, New York
Tina Brown (Daily Beast) hosts a conference with top 300 women leaders, including Jensine Larsen.
Women's Funding Network: The Power of Global Networks
April 10-12: Detroit, Michigan
Learn how change-makers and philanthropists are creating a just world for women, girls and communities all over the world.