Bill Drayton by Devex
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Everyone can be a change-maker and it is never too early too start. That is the premise that global non-profit Ashoka says is behind its new LeadYoung initiative, which seeks to inspire people with stories about successful social entrepreneurs and how they started their work at a young age.



The great entrepreneurs today almost all started in their teens, including over 80 percent of the Ashoka fellows. A survey of LinkedIn and found 66 percent of all professionals said they started something in their teens — these people are four times more likely to be a C-level leader, an entrepreneur, a founder, or co-founder. We've seen the pattern over and over again.


Jennifer Ehidiamen
Jennifer Ehidiamen is a Nigerian writer who is passionate about communications and journalism. She has worked as a reporter and communications consultant for different organizations in Nigeria and overseas. She has an undergraduate degree in mass communication from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, and M.A. in business and economics from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York. In 2014, she founded Rural Reporters ( with the goal of amplifying underreported news and issues affecting rural communities.

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