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Ashoka Fellows Collaborate on Combined Restaurant, Food Service Training Center, and Nonprofit Hub

Ashoka Fellow Saru Jayaraman’s organization Restaurant Opportunities Centers United will open a COLORS restaurant in East Oakland, Calif., which doubles as training facilities to prepare workers for jobs in the fine-dining industry.

In Memory of Marcelline Ouédraogo

The global Ashoka community deeply mourns the loss of Marceline Ouédraogo of Burkina Faso, founder of Groupement Férminin Songtaaba.

Elected as an Ashoka Fellow in 1996, Marceline helped transform shea butter, one of the few economic assets in Sahelian Africa controlled by women, from a less-than-subsistence, informal-sector activity into an income generating industry that advances the status of women as a driver of the formal economy.

LÍDERES ASN: GUILLERMO LAJE

Guillermo es un empresario con diversas inversiones en el sector agropecuario y agroindustrial. 
Previamente ha tenido una larga carrera en el sector bancario como Director y CEO del Banco Comafi, Chairman y CEO de First Data Southamerica, Gerente General de Argencard y Director de Banca de Personas y Seguros del Banco de GALICIA. 
Además, durante el período 2016/2017 fue Representante Comercial de la República Argentina en la Embajada Argentina en Washington DC.

LÍDERES ASN: NATALIA SCHARGORODSKY

Natalia es directora del Hotel Madero y presidente de Gijon S.A.

Ingeniera Industrial egresada del ITBA y MBA de Stern School of Business con orientación en finanzas.

 

From Subsistence Farming to Fair Trade - Empowering Women in Burkina Faso: Ashoka Fellow Marceline Ouedraogo

By improving the quality of Shea Butter production in Burkina Faso, Marcelline Ouedraogo has enabled a significant increase in income to more than 3,000 women across the country. 

DARIO RICCOBONO E VINCENZO LINARELLO NEL PROGRAMMA SPAGNOLO PARA TODOS LA 2

Il programma televisivo spagnolo Para Todos La 2, in onda ogni sabato mattina alle 12.00, ha dedicato diverse puntate ai Fellow italiani di Ashoka.

EIR Lessons in Perspective: An insight into the EIR experiences of Western Union executives Emmanuel and Terry

For information about the Executive in Residence program visit the EIR program page, or contact us at executiveinresidence@ashoka.org

 

EIRs Emmanuel and Terry placement map

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