4W Initiative Honors Two Women with UNESCO Chair Award

The 4W Initiative of University of Wisconsin – Madison recognized and honored two leaders, Jensine Larsen and Bendettah Muthina Thomas, with the UNESCO Chair Award – Promoting Gender Equity, Wellbeing and a Culture of Peace, at an event on October 14, 2022. Ms. Larsen, a UW-Madison alumna, is the founder/executive director of World Pulse, a long-time Channel grantee partner. World Pulse uses “the power of technology to grow women’s leadership across the globe” and creates “a safe digital refuge where women unite to courageously tell their stories, share resources, start businesses, run for office, and launch movements.” Ms. Thomas, based in Kenya, has worked with World Pulse, UW-Madison, Project Nikumbuke and Project Africa.