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.

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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.

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Welcome to the team! Meet Johanna Vierros & Pegah Afsharian

We are very excited to introduce our two new members of the team: Johanna Vierros, Social Entrepreneurship Manager and Pegah Afsharian, Community lead for Sweden.

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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's Venture Research

Would you like to become a volunteer for the world's largest network of social entrepreneurship?

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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...

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Fixing what is still missing - Ecosystem for social entrepreneurs in Sweden

The pandemic has meant many tragedies and challenges. It has also brought to the surface, and thus helped many individuals, organizations, and ecosystems to see clearer what worked and what didn’t work so well before. Even before this crisis, the canon of “normality” was not working in many ways -...
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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...

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Summer greetings!

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.

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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...

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Leading social entrepreneurs in the Nordics - creating impact for resilient communities

Social entrepreneurs are leaders with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing challenges. They are ambitious and persistent — tackling major issues and offering new ways to create lasting positive change, often on a systemic level.

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“Changemaking”: what is it and why is it now so important

In these challenging times, we need to develop truly resilient societies while focusing on the qualities of individuals. We need empathy to recognize and understand the problems that others are facing. We need a commitment to the common good to accept restrictions in our personal life. And we need...

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Building resilient cross-sector collaborations for social good

Cross-sector collaborations used to be all about NGO-corporate partnerships in bilateral relationships. This has quickly evolved, not only in academic perspective but also in practice: now there are several multiple partners and stakeholders involved in collaborationsfor the good of all, often...

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Coming together in times of crisis!

In these times of uncertainty and reflection on our individual and collective responsibility, we want to strengthen our community more than ever. Although our mindset as changemakers pushes us to take action, we believe that the solution to the current challenge lies in our capacity to slow down...

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