The Ashoka Globalizer

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Ashoka Globalizer

The Globalizer is an Ashoka initiative that helps social entrepreneurs change the world on a large scale. We push Ashoka Fellows to reflect on the strategies and the leadership skills they need to generate widespread impact in a world characterized by constant change.

Social entrepreneurs figure out how to open up their ideas to engage more changemakers and build collaborative teams that are pursuing a bigger vision through carefully curated connections. This allows them to move beyond providing direct services and toward creating widespread change at a deep, systemic level, while transforming people’s frameworks for understanding the world.

The Globalizer program taps into Ashoka’s broad network of changemakers across the business, government, and citizen sectors. It begins with a three-month advisory phase where a support team of volunteer advisors—leading strategy consultants and high level business leaders—help Ashoka Fellows reflect on key issues and establish a solid strategy to spread their impact.

The process culminates in a Summit meeting where participating Ashoka Fellows gather with highly successful CEOs, entrepreneurs, and experts to further refine their strategies, solve key challenges, and open strategic doors. The Globalizer also identifies underlying patterns in innovative solutions and disseminates them, empowering social entrepreneurs everywhere to develop more effective strategies to spread their impact.

Advisor support from organizations including Ashoka Support Network, McKinsey and Company, AT Kearney, and AlphaSights.