Selecting Leading Social Entrepreneurs

selecting social entrepreneurs

Each year Ashoka elects a small number of these leading social entrepreneurs whose work Ashoka believes will be truly and broadly pattern-changing, transforming their field at least at the national level. Their examples define the field of social entrepreneurship. 

This document provides the uniform standard used by all who participate in the selection process when judging prospective candidates. It explains what Ashoka means by a leading social entrepreneur and provides the key criteria and tests to use.