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Jeffrey Cyr

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2019

Canada

Jeff is structuring a new reconciliation economy to bring full economic citizenship to Indigenous populations that have been historically excluded and controlled by colonial systems in Canada. In doing so, he is putting power in the hands of Indigenous communities for self-determination and...

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Brett Matthews

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2019

Canada

Brett is pioneering a science and design practice of ‘Oral Information Management.’ About a billion adults are illiterate or innumerate world-wide. Two-thirds of these are women. Based on published empirical research, Brett designs solutions for this ‘oral’ population to enable safe and independent...

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Yeshimabeit Milner

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2019

United States

Data science is a powerful tool. Yeshimabeit Milner is building a movement of data scientists and community changemakers to transform the role that data typically plays in our lives from a tool of control to a powerful force for social change.

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Alison Lingane

Ashoka Fellow since May 2019

United States

Alison Lingane is building demand in our economy for employee-owned businesses and facilitating the transition of companies to this more equitable model.

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Vincent Lagacé

Ashoka Fellow since Apr 2019

Mexico

Vincent improves the livelihoods of smallholder producers by involving them, the organizations that serve them, and the corporations that buy their produce in a common effort to design better, fairer value chains.

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Michelle Miller

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2019

United States

Michelle Miller is building a 21st Century labor movement that uses digital organizing methodology to give voice and shift power to workers.

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Sonya Passi

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 2019

United States

Financial insecurity is the number one threat to an abuse survivor’s safety. Sonya is transforming the domestic violence movement from a mindset of crisis response to a focus on stability-building by bringing together the domestic violence and asset building movements.

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Scott Stiles

Ashoka Fellow since Oct 2018

Hong Kong

Scott Stiles aims to end debt bondage and forced labour of migrant workers throughout Asia, by making exploitative recruitment unprofitable

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Shailabh Kumar

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2018

India

Shailabh is setting up the first multi community mutual health microinsurance model in India that is community owned and led, thus giving them control to take care of their health and health protection more proactively through a not profit society.

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Adriana Barbosa

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2018

Brazil

Adriana Barbosa is building a social and economic architecture to remove invisible barriers against black people at the corporate level to foster afro entrepreneurship in Brazil. She accelerates, connects and promotes afro-entrepreneurs while working with large companies to include them in their...

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