Meet the 2017 South Asia Fellows

14 entrepreneurs leading change for the good of all


Right now, across South Asia, social innovators are taking on our biggest challenges with visionary thinking. Where others see problems, they see the spark of a new idea. They dare to try a different way forward. And they don’t give up until they translate “what if” into “what works.” We call them changemakers, and they’re everywhere, if you know where to look.

Ashoka does.

Ashoka is thrilled to formally announce our newest class of Ashoka Fellows in 2017 in South Asia. These 14 systems-changing entrepreneurs are reimagining talent, economic identities, academic research, childcare, elder care, isolation, food systems, and ecological justice as they help us all identify lasting solutions to the problems affecting our lives.