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If you are interested in recommending a social entrepreneur to the Ashoka Fellowship, we welcome any information about a candidate and their work t
Due to their shared dedication to empowering young women, German ASN member Reinhard Gorenflos and Ashoka Fellow Regina Agyare were introduced through the Ashoka Globalizer Summit on Youth Empowerment in Africa in February 2015. Reinhard founded Tua Res Foundation in 2012 and Regina founded Soronko Solutions in 2011, through which she launched a program called Tech Needs Girls.
Ashoka’s Executive in Residence program fosters high-impact collaborations between corporations and Ashoka Fellows, the world’s leading social
Erick van der Laat, Western Union & Ella Peinovich, Soko: Leading a Start-Up into a New Stage of Growth
Erick van der Laat, Vice President of Accounting for Western Union Costa Rica, believes, “There is this big quota of responsibility that we all have, the workforce in the marketplace. Regardless of station, we have a responsibility to help make the world a better place.” Because of this belief, and his stellar leadership skills and learning agility, he was chosen to participate in the Executive in Residence program, an established program in partnership with Ashoka.
Building Partnerships: A Conversation with Ashoka Fellow Mohammad Al-Ubaydli and Boehringer Ingelheim Executive Joseph Chalil
Dr. Mohammad Al-Ubaydli is the founder of Patients Know Best (PKB), a technology platform that allows patients to securely view their medical records and share their information with other doctors and family members, giving individual patients easy access to and control over their medical data. Dr. Joseph Chalil, a Physician and Executive at the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim, worked alongside Mohammad and his team through the Executive in Residence program to help PKB build strategic partnerships in the US and develop a strategy to scale their operations to new markets.
To achieve true systemic change, Jeroo needed to change the ecosystem around the concept of child finance. Jeroo was able to achieve the greatest impact by implementing key practices such as establishing impact as a mindset, thorough research of proof of impact, identification of key accelerators, giving others ownership of the concept of child finance, and ultimately letting go of her idea.