Find Ashoka Fellows
Alberto Alemanno is empowering citizens to turn away from passively consuming to actively shaping public policy. Through The Good Lobby, he enables people to become citizen lobbyists, by equipping them with key civic and legal skills through a citizen lobbying toolbox, by providing inspiration from real cases of citizen-led initiatives and by matching them with expert volunteers to support the lobbying needs of civil society organisations.
Claudia Thomas Riché is creating a collaborative network of nurses and positioning nurses as health changemakers within and beyond the clinic walls, into the community, in order to promote better health habits and disease prevention.
Los Supercívicos is creating a movement of active, engaged citizens and more accountable governments by making civic participation easier and more accessible through the use of humor and technology.
Miss Rizos works to eradicate the discrimination against the curly hair characteristic of Afro-descendant populations as a means of addressing broader issues related to race and color.
Mauro is inspiring a cultural shift towards gender equity and the inclusion of gender perspectives in laws, workplace programs, and school curricula throughout Mexico, through impactful collaborations across sectors and within various government bodies.
Through OF/BY/FOR ALL, Nina Simon is building a global movement that challenges the expectations of “public institutions” by helping organizations of all kinds become of, by, and for their communities.
Alison Lingane is building demand in our economy for employee-owned businesses and facilitating the transition of companies to this more equitable model.
Scott Strode is building a new community-based network for supporting individuals in recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD). He is building a “tribe” through which community members can form meaningful strength-based relationships and build a sense of self-esteem and competence through group activities.
Through DigDeep, George McGraw works with marginalized American communities to build access to water and sanitation in an open, participatory way. In doing so he is catalyzing a wider U.S. ecosystem of innovation and support.