“Social entrepreneurs are the essential corrective force. They are system-changing entrepreneurs. And from deep within they, and therefore their work, are committed to the good of all.”

- Ashoka founder Bill Drayton

Ashoka Fellows directly impact the lives of millions of people across the globe. They also provide examples, ideas, and insights that can serve as a roadmap in the new “everyone a changemaker” world.

By continuing to develop our expansive network of Fellows — providing financial, knowledge, and logistical support to more than 3,500 change leaders in 93 countries — Ashoka works to share the wisdom of leading social entrepreneurs with a global audience. Ashoka social entrepreneurs serve as role models and provide the how-tos that enable individuals, organizations, and whole societies to flourish in a world of rapid change.

Ashoka Social Entrepreneurship Programs

The Ashoka Fellowship

For more than 40 years, Ashoka has built and nurtured the largest network of leading social entrepreneurs in the world by electing them as Fellows. Upon election, we invite Fellows into a life-long Fellowship and a global community of peers, where every member is committed to championing new...
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Ashoka Support Network

Ashoka Support Network (ASN) is a global community of committed leaders who share, support, and advocate for Ashoka’s values and vision, whilst unleashing their own potential as changemakers. ASN members provide Ashoka with financial support while lending Fellows their time and expertise. They join...
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Ashoka Executive in Residence

The Ashoka Executive in Residence program fosters high-impact collaborations between companies and leading social entrepreneurs (Ashoka Fellows) that have the potential to change the dynamics of traditional markets, enhance competitiveness, and create systemic social impact.
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Ashoka Changemakers

Ashoka Changemakers is building a global movement where anyone, anywhere, can take action to solve a social problem in in their community. We work to build this movement by supporting social entrepreneurs, innovators, business leaders, policy makers, and activists who are changemaking, by delivering...
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