The E2 Experience: How Visionary Business Entrepreneurs Build Systemic Impact With Ashoka

For many of today’s top entrepreneurs, running a successful business is only part of their legacy. Increasingly, business leaders are seeking to have an impact on the world beyond their companies. And while traditional philanthropy is a classic route, many entrepreneurs want to have a more tangible...
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Why Do We Teach Children About Kindness?

When transformative CEO, investor, and member of the Ashoka Entrepreneur-to-Entrepreneur (E2) Network James Rhee started writing his popular TED talk , he considered opening with questions about what we teach our children. “Maybe we should stop lying to our kids. Why don’t we just rewrite a lot of...
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Meet the Change: Convening the E2 Network in Boston

Friday, March 31st marked the Ashoka Entrepreneur-to-Entrepreneur (E 2 ) Network's first official, in-person convening. Called Meet the Change: Boston Edition , the event brought together our three newest E 2 Members, several Ashoka Fellows, as well as other changemakers from Ashoka's network. Below...
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From Influence to Social Impact: Mobilizing Resources for Good

Over the past two years, the world’s wealthiest people grew their wealth by one third , despite mounting global crises like climate change and Covid-19. Some high-wealth entrepreneurs desire to use their resources to address the crises we face. To make a positive difference. And perhaps, to be just...
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Driving a New Narrative: How Women Are Changing the Philanthropy Game

Drawing from insights gathered during a panel discussion she led during the Get WISER Summit , Ashoka’s Njideka Harry pens her thoughts and reflections on how women around the world are changing philanthropy. On the panel were distinguished guests philanthropist Lisa Greer , African Philanthropy...
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Accounting For Kindness

James Rhee is a high school teacher, turned private equity investor, turned CEO/entrepreneur, turned movement builder. Deeply shaped by his life experience as the son of immigrant Korean caregivers, James led the much-acclaimed reinvention of the company Ashley Stewart, with a unique focus on human...
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Re-Thinking How We Organize

Chinedu Echeruo is a New York City-based serial entrepreneur. His slew of start-ups includes HopStop, a transit navigation app he sold to Apple in 2013. Most recently, he has intensified his study of natural sciences—especially physics—in a quest to re-design organizations. His aim is to align how...
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‘Your Employees Are Somebody’s Precious Child’

What is great leadership? Bob Chapman has been pursuing this question as the CEO and Chairman of Barry-Wehmiller, an industrial manufacturing conglomerate headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, that was founded in 1885. When Bob inherited the company in 1975, it had $20 million in revenue and a...
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