Continued networks to support positive impact
Through its universal design development process, Our Normal provides insights, key learnings and new innovative ideas - unleashing the potential for new market opportunities in the companies they collaborate with.
How are we doing? - Let's take the pulse on the well-being of the innovators
Hear from Markus Vähälä, Development Manager at Kukunori Central association for Wellbeing and Culture. In this blog, Markus explores how the wellbeing of innovators could be supported worldwide.
Sparking ideas through Waves
More than 200 people from across the world gathered, online or physically, to attend the Waves summit. The first of its kind hybrid summit for changemakers, innovators and impact entrepreneurs in Finland, sparked ideas for building a sustainable future.
Together towards a more sustainable future
The purpose of Waves - Summit for Changemakers, Social Innovations and Impact Entrepreneurs is to challenge actors across different sectors to build a more sustainable future together, especially through social innovation. Social innovations are new solutions to a social problem that are more...
Advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace
What does it mean to actually practice diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in a working environment? To explore solutions to this question, Ashoka invited 13 young changemakers to a workshop on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) hosted by Inklusiiv for and powered by Stiftelsen Tre Smeder.
Networking for change: the story of a former ASN member and a leading social entrepreneur
Since Rustam joined the Ashoka Fellowship back in 2016, the former Ashoka Support Network (ASN) member and co-founder of Adelis Equity Partners, Gustav Bard, connected with him through tailored mentoring sessions to further scale the impact of Shifo’s solutions.
Welcome to the team! Meet Pegah Afsharian
We are very excited to introduce our newest member of the team: Pegah Afsharian, Community lead for Sweden.
Ashoka Nordic announces executive leadership changes
Ashoka Nordic’s director, Emma Lindgren, who has been holding different leadership roles for six out of seven years at Ashoka, is now passing on her role to Amanda Sundell, Ashoka’s country manager in Finland over the past two years. In this blog post, Amanda and Emma share their insights on this...
Believing in the power of change through the Ashoka Support Network
With 36 years of experience working closely with young entrepreneurial talents in the corporate world, whereof 34 years in executive management positions, Bodil Eriksson has taken the decision of becoming the newest Ashoka Support Network member in Sweden.
Four important lessons for cross-sector partnerships to thrive
We heard it before: there is a need for more ambitious cross-sector partnerships to be able to tackle the complex societal and environmental challenges we face. But issues such as competition, power imbalance, lack of time and resources often stand in the way. Through a recent map where we listened...
ASHOKA NORDIC IS LOOKING FOR A COMMUNICATIONS TRAINEE
Ashoka is the world's leading organization for Social Entrepreneurship and Changemaking. We are now looking for a driven, solutions-oriented, and creative Communications Trainee to join our Nordic team. This paid part-time internship includes a wide range of tasks relating to coordinating and...
5 steps to reframe our relationship with nature
The threats facing our planet are changing quickly, as are the proposed solutions. One thing is clear: there is a fundamental need to rebalance our relationship with nature. This requires a paradigm shift in how humanity sees itself, how we understand what nature is, and how we see ourselves in the...
How our newest community member is contributing to positive societal impact
With his long-standing experience in the consulting industry, working with many industry leaders for more than 30 years, Bo-Erik Ekström has taken the step to become this year’s newest Ashoka Support Network (ASN) member in Finland.
Making a difference through the ASN Network
Jennie Perzon and Erik Feldt are values-based leaders with a strong urge to make a difference. Following their passion for change and collaboration, Jennie and Erik decided to join the Ashoka Support Network (ASN) to support and advocate for Ashoka’s values and vision while unleashing their own...
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Ashoka Nordic Impact Report for FY20
At the end of this challenging year, we want to highlight the resilience, innovation, and positivity of our community. We are proud of each of our co-creators – the Ashoka Fellows, the inspiring young changemakers, our partners and closest ecosystem collaborators – and want to take this opportunity...
Fixing what is still missing - Ecosystem for social entrepreneurs in Sweden
Meet Mathias Bergman, member of the Ashoka Support Network in Finland
Mathias Bergman studied molecular biology in Sweden and did his post-doctorate in the cancer laboratory of Helsinki, Finland. After finishing his studies, Mathias created a research group at the University of Helsinki. In 2008, Mathias became the research director of Karyon, a company that develops...
We are now approaching the time of the year where we can slow down and relax. Even though this spring has been one of increased uncertainty, we have continued to learn together, strengthening cross-sector collaborations and contributing to an “Everyone A Changemaker” world.
HELLO NORDICS: ONE YEAR ON.
The Hello Nordics Accelerator supported 10 social entrepreneurs developing proven solutions to migrants’ challenges in the Nordic region, and in particular how they can scale the impact of their work. The accelerator also provided a forum for all participants to share inspiration with each other...