Finding Self-purpose through Social Impact: Shafat's Changemaker Journey
In a conversation with Shafat Khan, we learn about what inspired him to pursue social entrepreneurship, his thoughts on the role of young people, and his journey with Ashoka to date.
Changemaking Where Needed: Santiago's Changemaker Journey
In a conversation with Santiago Mejia, we discuss migration, the importance of being cognizant of one’s identity, life in Colombia, and leadership.
#Fab50: Dr Shruti Nair Champions Equal Opportunities For Young Girls
When we look around, women today are more empowered than ever before and occupy positions of power all over. Despite what gender stereotypes may tell us, women excel at leadership. In this Special Issue, we identify 50 outstanding women who are UNSTOPPABLE—who have made a mark in whatever they do...
Nico Pablo: Striving to Build Inclusive Communities
Nico’s story illustrates a changemaking journey in which development and communication intersect, detailing how Nico uses such an intersection to create multiple inclusive communities.
Shantanu Paul on Fostering Cognitive Empathy and Connections across Fields
Being a social entrepreneur with a history of young changemaking himself, Shantanu firmly believes that cognitive empathy is the most critical skill for becoming a young changemaker - an individual who has an idea, forms a team, takes on an initiative, and creates meaningful change in their world.
#LeadYoung - Ara Kusuma, changemaking for the love of cows
What if everyone grew up following their passions to change things in their communities for the better? What if we all felt supported by their families, their schools, their neighbors?
#LeadYoung - Bill Drayton: "Una vez que un joven ha tenido un sueño, construido un equipo, y cambió su mundo ... serán un changemakers para la vida"
En la escuela primaria no podía imaginarme por qué estaba siendo torturado con clases de latín o matemáticas, y mi noción del fútbol era básicamente la de chocarme con todo el mundo. Pero amaba empezar cosas, especialmente periódicos. Una vez que pude ahorrar lo suficiente para comprar un mimeógrafo...
Simon Stumpf on early changemaking: "In the world today, we will all be called upon to lead at some point"
Simon Stumpf, Director of Ashoka’s Fellow selection program in the U.S., shares how he seized his own opportunity to lead as pre-teen when family circumstances demanded and how he didn’t stop there. As a parent today facing a world of great change and challenges, he shares his thoughts on what it...
#LeadYoung - Valeria Budinich: Ayudar a los empresarios sociales a acceder a capital y recursos para escalar sus iniciativas
Valeria Budinich es una emprendedora social y estratega organizacional con 25 años de experiencia especializándose en emprendimientos de alto impacto tanto empresariales como sociales. El camino de Valeria como una emprendedora social líder comenzó con una rueda de ruleta. Cuando tenía diez, les...