The Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development had the pleasure of interviewing members of the Powerful United Ladies Striving to Elevate, otherwise known as P.UL.S.E to students on campus. This organization aims to create a safe space for women of color on campus to feel empowered and uplifted. Read below to learn more about them!
What is PULSE?
PULSE is a sisterhood of educated, independent and powerful women who embody success while empowering one another to pursue knowledge at all times and further their education. Educating, Elevating and Empowering women of color through a network of support on a cultural, educational, social and personal level.
What is some advice you would give to women of color on campus?
We would advise women of color on campus to seek a circle where they can fully express themselves and to surround themselves with other women of color to emerge themselves in spaces where they are understood and represented.
How does PULSE contribute to the upliftment of women of color on campus?
Our mission is to promote self-awareness and provide a safe and open space for women of color to discuss topics such as gender, sex, health, self-esteem and many other issues that concern our identity. We contribute to the upliftment of women of color on campus by providing a safe psychological and physical space for women to speak freely and openly among one another.
What advice do you have for women of color students faced with challenges as they enter the workforce? Are there any resources external or on campus that you recommend to women of color students?
Unfortunately women of color facing challenges as they enter the workforce is a common issue women of color experience. We would advise women of color to reach out to other women who have experienced similar struggles, to speak up, and to protect their peace–there will be other job opportunities.