Leading Social Entrepreneurs

The newest edition features a sampling of the Ashoka Fellows recently brought into the largest global network of social entrepreneurs.
2020 Leading Social Entrepreneurs Front Cover. Depicting a man in the valleys of northeastern Afghanistan crossing a cable bridge with sparsely spaced wood planks above the Pandjchir River, connecting the village of Malespe to a refugee camp. Photographer and Ashoka Fellow, Reza Deghati, captured this shot in 2000.
Source: Ashoka Fellow Reza Deghati

Ashoka believes the most powerful force for change is a new idea in the hands of the right person. With this conviction, we pioneered the field of social entrepreneurship almost 40 years ago. Ever since, we’ve bet on the optimists and the adventurous among us who see the world not as it is, but as it should be.

Now more than ever we need these amazing individuals and their solutions for making the world a better place—and how they encourage an “Everyone a Changemaker" global community. 

In this volume, you will find over a dozen profiles introducing a sample of the ideas and leading social entrepreneurs recently elected by Ashoka. 

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