Executive in Residence

Rajiv Garodia (far left), Senior Vice President at Western Union, working with Ashoka Fellow Lisa Heydlauff (far right), Founder and Director of Going to School, and her team during his 2011 Executive in Residence placement in New Delhi, India.

Ashoka’s Executive in Residence program fosters high-impact collaborations between corporations and leading social entrepreneurs that have the potential to change the dynamics of traditional markets, enhance competitiveness, and create systemic social impact.

Executive in Residence Overview

Through the Executive in Residence program, corporate executives work on-site with leading social entrepreneurs around the world for a period of 2 weeks up to 6 months.  During this time with the social entrepreneur, the executive tackles a challenge that is critical to the social entrepreneur’s ability to scale their impact.  Simultaneously, by working with the world’s leading social innovators, the executives bring back lessons learned about new innovations, emerging markets, and leadership techniques.  At the end of their on-site placement, the executive and social entrepreneur continue to collaborate virtually together and have the opportunity to create shared value partnerships for their organizations. 

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