About us

Ashoka is the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs and changemakers. In the Nordic region, we aim to reach our global vision of "Everyone is a Changemaker" for the good of all. 

We want to achieve this by creating a dynamic and supporting regional platform for social entrepreneurs and changemakers where ideas can easily grow and spread. We work in three main strategic areas: to select and support social entrepreneurs; to empower children and youth growing up as changemakers; and to unleash our partners potential.

We are a thriving community of change leaders: Social Entrepreneurs, Ashoka Support Network Members and Partners who see that the world requires everyone to be a changemaker.

Together, we pursue advocacy work towards national and regional ecosystem supporters to promote an even better support for changemaking as well as to bring value to the social entrepreneurship field.

Ashoka's Priorities

In the Nordics, we currently focus on three strategic priorities to support a world where everyone can make a change to their society and its culture:

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Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurs champion innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social, cultural, and environmental challenges. They model changemaking behavior, and catalyze organizations and movements where everyone can be changemaker.

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Empathy & Young Changemaking

In order to thrive, young people need to know how to make an impact in today’s rapidly evolving world. Gaining the skills for changemaking, including empathy, must become the new norm for growing up.


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Organizing for a Changemaker World

Succeeding in a world where everyone drives change requires a new way of organizing: where we break through walls between sectors and within organizations to work together in fluid, open, and communicative teams.

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Meet our team

Ashoka's leadership today is a group of change leaders with a track record of positively impacting society and empowering others to be changemakers. The team is made up of 300+ Ashoka staff worldwide, that supports the vision of an "Everyone a Changemaker" world. Discover below the Nordic team.

Meet our Advisory Board Members

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Members of the advisory board of Ashoka Nordic in Sweden

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