During the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton announced an exciting new partnership between global media network World Pulse and Intel Corporation to expand digital literacy skills to young women in developing countries. The program is called “She Will Connect” and its intentions are to reduce the major gender and technology gaps women face around the world.
World Pulse is the leading global network that uses the power of digital media to connect women worldwide, and while collaborating with Intel’s team, they plan to integrate World Pulse’s digital empowerment training into the company’s existing digital literacy programs and provide a supportive peer network through their online platform. This is where women can exchange ideas, find support and mentorship and obtain relevant content tailored to women.
“In our research we found that women often place great value on the benefit of strong relationships created online with other women,” said Renee Wittemyer, Intel’s director of Social Impact. “World Pulse’s network of women around the globe will address some of the barriers to getting women online by making the Internet engaging, convenient and a source of community support. We look forward to an excellent partnership.”
“She Will Connect” will begin in sub-Saharan Africa, reaching five million young women, over the next three years, hopefully reducing the digital divide for women in Africa by 50 percent. “She Will Connect” will be providing millions of young women the ability to participate in the global dialog and economy to find their voices and transform their lives.
World Pulse’s Founder & CEO, Jensine Larsen says, “We are proud to partner with Intel on this transformative project. While the Internet has changed billions of lives around the globe, millions of women and girls are still being left behind.”
Through World Pulse’s platform, women will have access to:
• A safe, secure and supportive online peer network of women from 190 countries where they can share ideas and stay connected;
• Relevant content through regional and topic hub-pages;
• Ongoing opportunities for scholarships, training, mentorship and more through the Resource Exchange;
• Training in digital empowerment and citizen journalism; and
• Opportunities to have their voices channeled to key media and decision-making forums like CNN and the UN.
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1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"