Ashoka Key Ideas

Browse the latest news and updates about what Ashoka is doing and thinking: storiesevents, and a curated collection showcasing the top insights from Ashoka's global community of change leaders.


You can find the curated collection of insights below:

Akkai Padmashali

From Trans Visibility To Liberation – The Freedom To Be Our Authentic Selves

Dr. Akkai Padmashali tells us about her approach to building a world that works for all of us. Co-founder of Ondede, she has been trailblazing new paths for India’s sexual minorities to lead change...
Mary Gordon

Why children need empathy, especially now

For more than 25 years, Roots of Empathy founder Mary Gordon has been helping us see the power of empathy as a foundational skill for all children, and by extension, all adults. We hear from Mary...
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Social entrepreneurs respond to India’s deepening Covid crisis

Why decentralized approaches, long-term thinking and tough questions have been key to responding to the Spring 2021 COVID crisis in India.
Riccarda Zezza

Caring Is Our Super Power—Let’s Lead With It

It's the second Mother's Day we celebrate since the pandemic started, and it's certainly helping us see motherhood in a new light. In this interview Riccarda Zezza, CEO of Lifeed, reflects on...
Gemma Galdon

Make Algorithmic Audits As Ubiquitous As Seatbelts

Gemma Galdon is a leading voice on tech ethics and algorithmic accountability. In our conversation, she explains the pitfalls of algorithms, the dangers of an “I’m just the tech guy” attitude, and how...
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Thinking differently – ideas for action on planet & climate

Ashoka Fellows around the world are working in the field of Planet & Climate, distilling decades of experience and spotting patterns between their diverse approaches
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From Patriarchy to Inclusion: When Outrage Leads to Power Sharing

  Alaa Murabit is an award-winning medical doctor, global health and inclusive security strategist, social entrepreneur, and UN High Commissioner for Health, Employment, and Economic Growth. Ashoka...
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Insights on Changemaker Education

Tactical learnings and ideas from educators on creating a school culture that supports early changemaking.
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Ashoka: Everyone a Changemaker

Ashoka envisions a world in which everyone is a changemaker: a world where everyone is powerful and contributes to change for the good of all. Join our Everyone a Changemaker movement today.
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Answering Society’s Call: A New Leadership Imperative

How do transparency, empathy, and meaning work in practice? As demands for social accountability rise, so do demands on leaders. This article, based on a range of McKinsey research and case studies...