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Ya se encuentra abierta la Convocatoria para buscar nuevos Emprendedores Sociales de Ashoka

Source: Lucia Tornero / Ashoka Argentina

Como organización, Ashoka tiene la misión de potenciar emprendedores sociales innovadores con visión de cambio sistémico, que trabajan para resolver los problemas sociales más relevantes, y a la vez construir y activar redes para promover espacios donde todas las personas puedan desarrollarse como Agentes de Cambio que contribuyan al bien común.

Ashoka's History

Bill Drayton founded Ashoka in 1980 based on the idea that the most powerful force for good in the world is a social entrepreneur: a person driven by an innovative idea that can help correct an entrenched global problem. The world’s leading social entrepreneurs pursue system-changing solutions that permanently alter existing patterns of activity.

Father Of Social Entrepreneurship Says "Society Is At A Profound Turning Point"

“The new inequality in the world is between those people who are in the new game, who have the underlying very complex abilities to contribute to change, to adapt to change, to live and work in a world not of institutions, but of fluid, open, integrated teams of teams,” says Ashoka founder and CEO Bill Drayton explains.

This dichotomy is now what drives Drayton and the work he leads at Ashoka.

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Ashoka Founder Honored by the American Philosophical Society

The American Philosophical Society, which honors and engages leading scholars, scientists, and professionals, elected Ashoka founder and CEO Bill Drayton to its membership at its spring 2019 meeting.

Founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge,” the American Philosophical Society is the oldest learned society in the United States. It has served as the prototype for a number of other learned societies, and has given birth to specialized organizations for agriculture, chemistry, and history.

Bill Drayton’s Army of Changemakers

Today, more than ever, Ashoka founder and CEO Bill Drayton believes that teenagers and children should also be changemakers. When asked why he feels this urgency now, he shares that the world is in the “middle of a necessary but painful historical transition.” This new reality, spurred in part by rapid, technology-fueled change, he says, can explain why income equality has spiraled out of control.

Become a World Leader: Embrace the "Everyone a Changemaker" Culture

Business and social sectors are in the midst of the most profound structural revolution, says Bill Drayton, the pioneer of social entrepreneurship. "The rate of change and the degree and extent of interconnection between the two sectors have been accelerating exponentially for the last three centuries. Business started the revolution, but now both the sectors are fully engaged in this transition.