Ashoka Fellow
France
Fellow Since 2009
This description of Danielle Desguées's work was prepared when Danielle Desguées was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2009.
Introduction
Since the early 1980s Danielle Desguees has promoted a culture of entrepreneurship in France; an economy historically dominated by large firms and state enterprises. Through public outreach, programs in schools and universities, and advisory services provided through a nationwide network of Management Shops (Reseau des Boutiques de Gestion), Danielle has assisted over 200,000 entrepreneurs start, sustain, and grow their businesses, while significantly changing the image of the social entrepreneur.
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