Laxmi Parthasarathy

Global Media Partnerships Director
Laxmi joined Ashoka over 4 years ago to lead the transition to Everyone a Changemaker with the Framework Change and Global Communications teams. She began by recruiting a senior leadership team, worked with staff around the world to transition strategy internally, and now leads Ashoka's Global Media Partnerships. She is always seeking out or learning about new media innovations. Laxmi is a media development professional with experience working on projects in Canada, India, Rwanda, Mexico and the UK. Just before Ashoka, Laxmi developed and executed a national media campaign around Gender Based Violence (GBV) prevention in Swaziland. Over a decade ago, she launched an organization and newspaper in Toronto, which became Ashoka's first Youth Venture Investment in Canada. Laxmi is an Executive Board Member of Crossroads International, a recipient of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 Award and holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science.