Jensine Larsen

Award-winning digital impact entrepreneur, international journalist, global women’s rights expert & women-led social network founder

Award-winning digital impact entrepreneur, international journalist, and global women’s rights expert, Jensine (Yen-See-Nah) is a frequent speaker on the power of technology to speed up global women's power. She is the founder of World Pulse, a safe, supportive social network connecting over 80,000 women from 200+ countries and bringing them a greater global voice, impacting millions more.

Jensine launched World Pulse in 2003 as a non-profit media organization, and a year later debuted the print magazine to address pressing global issues through the voices of women such as political participation, ending violence, global health, and climate justice.  As digital media gained momentum, Jensine led World Pulse online in 2007. Today, World Pulse has become a thriving, safe social network where women from every country of the world can speak for themselves and grow their leadership, now collectively improving the lives of 24.5 million people.  

She has forged the Her Digital Leadership Alliance with businesses, governments, and civil society to equip tens of thousands of women and girls with digital leadership and changemaking skills and announced an annual Voices Rising Awards, timed to International Women’s Day, to lift up some of the world’s most unheard but critical voices. She started her early career as a freelance international journalist working from the forests of the Ecuador rainforest to the borders of Burma covering indigenous movements, women’s rights, and refugee crisis, writing for outlets such as The Nation, The Bangkok Post, and The Progressive.

Jensine represents World Pulse at multiple collective impact coalitions, including the Equals Global Partnership, a coalition bridging the gendered digital divide, and is a fellow of the Academy for Systems Change - a ten-year fellowship for the planet's next generation of system change leaders.  She has appeared in media and on stages such as: BBC, NPR, TED, the United Nations, WebVisions, the Social Innovation Summit, Social Good Summit, and Skoll World Forum.  

She is the joint recipient of the 2023 UNESCO Prize in Gender, Wellbeing, and Cultures of Peace. Other recognitions include the Rockefeller 100 game changers, Tribeca Innovative Disruptor fellowship, the United Nations Media Social Impact Award and fellowship with the Academy for Systemic Change.

Jensine resides in Portland, Oregon, USA, but spends much of her time traveling overseas.  She’s an avid global women’s football fan (soccer), a dabbler in many languages, and an international foodie.

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