Ashoka's Strategic Focus Areas

Ashoka's four areas of focus and investment help people to understand and adapt to a world of accelerating change where everyone is called on to be a leader: 

  1. Social Entrepreneurship: Ashoka selects world-class social entrepreneurs who are leading the way to an everyone-a-changemaker world.
  2. Every Child Practicing Empathy: To thrive in today’s rapidly changing world, everyone must be a changemaker, and changemaking starts with empathy.
  3. Lead YoungAshoka is leading a movement to transform how young people grow up so they have the power to lead, to contribute — to be in charge.
  4. Team of TeamsLiving and working in our changemaker world requires breaking through silos, tearing down walls, and organizing in fluid, open, teams of teams.

Through the promotion and support of social entrepreneurs and agents of change at different levels (formal education system, social organizations, governments and companies), our work creates stories and examples of impact in a wide variety of fields within societies around the world. Scroll down to find links to stories and examples of how Ashoka and Ashoka's network are making an impact in these fields.