This episode features Jensine Larsen, CEO of World Pulse and Kirthi Jayakumar, founder of Gender Security Project.
Jensine Larsen is an unstoppable award-winning digital entrepreneur, international journalist, and speaker Jensine (Yen-See-Nah) Larsen is the founder of World Pulse, an independent, women-led social network connecting tens of thousands of grassroots women from 200+ countries who are logging on, speaking out, and growing their social impact.
Internationally recognized security practitioner, writer, peace educator, lawyer, and mediator, Kirthi Jayakumar has spent a decade innovating at the cross-section of gender, peace, security, technology, feminist foreign policy, and transitional justice. In addition to helming multiple civil society initiatives, she built an app for survivors of gender-based violence used across the globe, called Saahas. Recently, she developed digital training suites in partnership with World Pulse to equip women globally to safely access the internet to advocate for themselves and their communities. Kirthi is the recipient of multiple awards for her work, including UN Women’s 30 for 2030 and the 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy by Apolitical, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
In this episode of The Hive Collective Podcast, listeners have the opportunity to delve into the heart of feminist leadership and governance within World Pulse. The episode features insightful conversations as they discuss the transformation of World Pulse into a global social network championing women’s voices and impacting millions worldwide. World Pulse’s progressive and immersive journey is shaping a culture based on principles of connection, reciprocity, and abundance. It highlights collaborative leadership, participatory decision-making processes, and the commitment to intersectionality that guides the formation of various key initiatives, including the inclusion of the Powershift Inclusive Excellence council, representing diverse community voices. Heartfelt exchanges reveal the evolution of the organization’s governance structure and the trials and triumphs of their transformative work, setting a model for building a supportive, nurturing online space where feminist values manifest in compassionate and inclusive actions.