FELLOWS

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.

ASHOKA FELLOWSHIP

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 NORDICS FELLOWS

I am very fond of one of Dalai Lama´s expressions; "If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” To me, that says a lot about Changemaking.

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“My favorite Ashoka moment was when I got the call saying I had been elected as a Fellow.”

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“From a personal perspective Ashoka has put me on a transformative personal development journey, which helps me propel Cycling Without Age all over the world.”

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"To me, Changemaking, is about improving society, including for people who are not like yourself. It’s to take a leap from having an idea, to actually trying to do something, even if it is just a small part of that idea."

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"The Ashoka Community has given me an opportunity to learn how to grow personally and professionally when scaling up Shifo. I am forever grateful for Ashoka Community’s support."

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"A Changemaker is a person of any age who spots a social problem or injustice, does not walk by, but decides to take action for positive change."

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“My favourite Ashoka moment was when I met other Fellows from the whole world for the first time. That’s when I understood what power Ashoka’s Community has to make the world a better place.”

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“After many years of working hard without peers, Ashoka came to my door and for the first time I heard the magic words; We understand you, we believe in you - how can we help you?”

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3500+ FELLOWS

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.

RECOMMEND A FELLOW

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.

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