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Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Tue, December 3, 2013
We urgently need a new generation equipped with the skills to lead in a world defined by change. A world of rapid change is a complex landscape to navigate. In the past, we had hierarchies in our societies and institutions that—for better or worse—kept the world organized. Today, knowledge is no...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Tue, December 3, 2013
Editor's Note: Thie post was written by Kathleen Jenkins, Content Editor and Producer with AshokaUS and originally appeared on Forbes. When I read Virgin Group founder Richard Branson’s recent article on McKinsey on Society, my first thought was that the tycoon is actually far more articulate...
  "We all know that we are at a transition moment. We all sense that. Basically, we are moving from a world that was defined by seeking efficiency and repitition. Now, we are in a world that is not only different but it is the exact opposite game: it is defined by change...We are living at...
This year Ashoka Turkey elected 92 year old Hayrettin Karaca as a senior fellow for his work leading the Turkish environmental movement. Here is a glimpse at some of the wisdom Hayrettin shares in the video: About trees and the environment: 'I gave away 220,000 trees all over Turkey...to villages...
“At various pivotal moments in history, a small group of people see where the world is heading. They help everyone else to see it, urging them to develop a new framework of perceiving, thinking and leading new actions that can have a huge impact on the world.”  We are at such an historical...
Editor's Note: This article was written by Kiran Shetty. Kiran Shetty is the Regional Vice President & Managing Director, India for Western Union Financial Services, Inc. and an active member of the US India Business Council, American Chamber of Commerce and the Indo-American Chamber of...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Thu, October 24, 2013
Editor's Note: This article was written by Mukti Bosco. Ashoka Fellow Mukteshwari “Mukti” Bosco is the Co-Founder and Secretary General of Healing Fields Foundation (HFF) in India. Healing Fields works to create a comprehensive health education and financing system that increases access to...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Wed, October 23, 2013
Editor's Note: This article was written by Daniel Canning.  Daniel Canning is Vice President, U.S. Money Transfer at Western Union Financial Services.  In 2011 he traveled to India to work with Drishtee, an organization founded by Ashoka Fellow Satyan Mishra that provides essential...
Thalita Guimarães, Senior Product Manager with Boehringer Ingelheim Brazil, was selected to participate in Ashoka’s Executive in Residence program and spent 6 months working with MyMind in Ireland.  Founded by Ashoka Fellow Krystian Fikert in 2006, MyMind strives to bring affordable and...
Declan Daly is Vice President Europe, Network Agents at Western Union Financial Services based in Vienna, Austria.  In 2012 he went to Nicaragua through Ashoka’s Executive in Residence program, which fosters collaborations between corporate executives and social entrepreneurs.  There he...
"It is time to rediscover the financial industry's history of using social innovation to help people improve their lives", argue authors Noel Gordon, Ashoka Support Network, former head of banking at Accenture, Felix Oldenburg, Ashoka Germany and Europe and Nic Parmaksizian, Capco in the first of...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Wed, September 18, 2013
    Editor's Note: This post was written by Diana Fernholz (@Diana_Fernholz), who works with Ashoka. What worries you?  This is the question that Ashoka Fellow Dina Buchbinder of Mexico begins all of her sessions with, regardless of whether her audience is an established group of...
  Mike a serial social entrepreneur, Ashoka Fellow, and Harvard MBA who has previously created successful internet-based companies in telecoms and finance as well as online education, has had the challenges of accessing education imprinted on him from an early age. The first of his family to...
  This is the time where the number of connections across the globe and the amount of change is increasing. More and more we see global discontentment rise over how public and private sectors are playing a role to deliver vital interests, from economic opportunity to health care and education...
In an increasingly fast-paced world, many of us are looking to learn the skills of the future. Increasingly, we are called to step into entrepreneural roles to help create better realities. Ashoka's Youth Venture and StraighterLines have partnered to provide future social entrepreneurs with the...