About Ashoka Nordic
Ashoka Nordic is the first independent and systems change oriented organization covering the Nordics. We bring nearly 40 years of experience working globally with systems change, social entrepreneurship and how to inspire and enable people to become Changemakers in their lives, businesses and communities.
Together with Ashoka's global network, from Ashoka Nordic we collaborate to transform institutions and cultures worldwide so they support changemaking for the good of all. We create and manage networks in changemaking and provide leadership trainings for organizations and individuals. By cultivating ecosystems that enable an “Everyone A Changemaker” world we can make the world a better place - together.
One of the fundamental insights of Ashoka is that behind every problem in society is a broken mindset that tries to solve our present and future challenges with old solutions.
We believe that to create a world in which everyone is practicing changemaking, we need to change policies, rules, infrastructures, as well as the mindsets that determine people's behaviour.
Emma holds a Master’s Degree in International Business and Politics from the Copenhagen Business School. Her passion for driving social change has led her to engage in several initiatives focusing on sustainable development and social change. Prior to joining Ashoka, Emma was part of establishing a sustainability-consulting firm in Stockholm, where she spent most of her time managing a business network which gathered business leaders to learn and act around climate change. In 2014 she led Sweden’s largest sustainability initiative for youth, empowering over 10.000 high-school students to act as changemakers in their local communities. During her studies Emma co-founded a student driven consulting organization supporting NGO’s and social enterprises to improve their social impact. Besides Sweden and Denmark, she has lived and worked in the UK, France and Ecuador.
Joined Ashoka in 2019 & I am responsible for Operations and Finance for Ashoka's offices in Sweden, Norway and Finland. I have long history of leading global teams as program Manager in a leading telecom vendor. Key strengths are to bring efficiency in work flows and leading teams in difficult customer situations. Since last 6 years, I have developed keen interest in what creates a social impact which lead me to Ashoka.
A Swedish national, with Polish roots, educated in South Korea and with 10 years of working experience in Thailand, Korea and Singapore.
Nathalie spearheaded the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) Young Leaders Programme between 2014-2016. She also led the ASEF Education Policy Program between 2017-2018.
Nathalie has also worked with social enterprises in Thailand and South Korea in the area of digital and participatory public health, gamification and education, creative development among visually impaired and local-led tourism.
She graduated from Kyung Hee University (Seoul, South Korea) summa cum laude. Her dissertation examined the practices and perceptions of Social Impact Assessments (SIA) and social accountability among Thai social enterprises and impact investors.
When Nathalie is off duty there is a high probability that you will find her in a wet-suit submerged and immersed in exploring the sea - once upon a time a synchronised swimmer, today a diver.
Supporting the UK & Ireland and Nordic Venture teams, Todd champions candidates for the Fellowship through our selection process. He is also helping to develop the UK & Ireland office's youth venture programme. Todd was a high school teacher before joining Ashoka and taught at schools in the U.S., China, Japan, Qatar, and the UK. He is a Fulbright Fellow with a keen interest in historiography and contemporary politics.