Ashoka has pioneered the field of social entrepreneurship, identifying and supporting the world’s leading social entrepreneurs since 1980. Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social, cultural, and environmental challenges. They are ambitious and persistent — tackling major issues and offering new ideas for systems-level change.
We identify the world’s leading Social Entrepreneurs
Fellows are chosen based on their creativity, originality, entrepreneurial quality, ethical fiber, and social impact. With these qualities, Ashoka Fellows are leading the way towards an Everyone a Changemaker world.
The selection process is challenging, yet today we are proud to boast a Fellows network including over 3,500 of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs, spread across 93 countries.
Ashoka has more than 3500 Fellows in 93 countries around the world. Visit our global Ashoka website to search by region, country or topic to find the Fellow you are looking for, or want to be inspired by.
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Ashoka recognizes that it cannot possibly source the world’s leading social entrepreneurs on its own. Good nominators ensure that Ashoka receives a constant flow of promising candidates as well as an invaluable perspective on the current innovation in the sector. We thank you in advance.