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Opportunity to participate in an international women’s correspondent program and network


Just wanted to pass this on (from
). Deadline is April 15, 2009:

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Media is thrilled to announce a call for applicants for an exciting new international women’s correspondent program and network. World Pulse will choose up to 30 applicants who will learn to use new media to speak for ourselves to the world, transform our communities, and change our lives.

After being selected, the Correspondents will embark on a four-month journey on the frontiers of new media and women's empowerment that includes:

* Training in web 2.0, storytelling, and citizen journalism by renowned experts, including APC Women's Networking Support Programme .
* Mentoring sessions from an Empowerment Mentor chosen by Empowerment Institute , the world's premiere consulting and training organization specializing in the methodology of empowerment.
* Publication in World Pulse magazines .
* Stipend to offset communications costs.

Additional benefits include:

* Personal development, including increased self-awareness, confidence, and empowered leadership.
* Professional development, including improved Internet Communication skills, writing skills, decision-making, and networking.
* Nurturing and collaborative relationships with women, and our allies, across the globe.
* Increased visibility and resources for issues and challenges you and/or your community face.


In the fall of 2009, an international panel of judges will award three high-voltage Correspondents an all-expenses-paid trip to the US to influence international opinion and action. Additionally, one Correspondent will receive a full scholarship to the Empowerment Institute Certificate Program that begins in January 2010.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to speak for yourself to the world and advance your dreams for social change.

Apply Today!

/We encourage women's organizations, NGOs, and other civil society groups to nominate or alert women in your networks to this exciting opportunity./

Important Information
To apply, simply join the Voices of Our Future group on PulseWire by March 14, 2009.
Application Process Begins March 15

The application process is an open process that embodies the spirit of Web 2.0.
Applicants will be given a series of short assignments to complete.
An international panel of evaluators will select up to 30 applicants to be part of the network.

Important Dates
March 14:
Last day to join Voices of Our Future group

March 15:
Application process begins

April 15:
Application process ends

May 1:
30 Correspondents announced!

June 1:
Voices of Our Future program begins