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    A Pragmatic Playbook for Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs

    Storia

    Thirteen years of fieldwork in social entrepreneurship have culminated in The Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook: Pressure Test Your Start-Up – Step 1. James D. Thompson, the director of the Wharton Social Enterprise Program co-authored the Playbook with Ian Macmillan,

    The Crucial Role Of Empathy In Development: Q&A With Social Entrepreneur Molly Melching

    Storia

    Molly Melching was 24-years-old when she first arrived to Senegal as a University of Illinois exchange student in Dakar. She quickly fell into the rhythm of Senegalese life – in some ways, she says, feeling more at home than she ever did.

    John Kluge Talks 'Charity And Philanthropy For Dummies'

    Storia

    John Kluge is co-founder and chief disruption officer of Toilet Hackers (@toilethackers), a US-based nonprofit accelerating access to improved sanitation for the 2.5 billion people without a toilet. Ashoka picked his brain in the following interview.

    Staying Relevant in a Changing World: Announcing 5 of the U.S.’s Most Creative Social Entrepreneurs

    Storia

    Tomás Alvarez, Mike Marriner, Emily May, Andrew Mangino, and Jeff Parker: five individuals who, at first glance, don’t have much in common.

    Georgetown announces a new Social Impact and Innovation Center

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    Geogretown just announced a new center to promote collaboration among students, faculty and the private sector to foster innovation and provide a unique skill-set to generate concrete, solution-based social change.

    How One Woman Redefined the Economic Space for Women in Pakistan

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    According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, only 14.3% of women in the country participate in the labor force. Lack of social and financial support and restrictions imposed on access and mobility serve as major obstacles for women who want to pursue fulfilling careers. In this landscape, Sabiha Ghani has been a game change

    Showcasing The Power Of Inventor-Entrepreneurs

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    These leaders, whom we call Ashoka-Lemelson Fellows, have accomplished tasks such as reinventing the rickshaw to elevate livelihoods and creating micro-hydropower plants for holistic rural development. They have “changed the game” by refusing to accept things as they are, and by empowering diverse communities to be engines of innovation and iteration.

    How to Build a World Safe for Changemaking in Pakistan - Tahir Khilji

    Storia

    Social entrepreneurs, by their very nature, are system disrupters  – they constantly challenge the status quo to mobilize innovative solutions

    Driving Impact By Reinventing The Rickshaw: Turning Empathy Into Action

    Storia

    Pradip Sarmah was riding in a rickshaw one day in India when he had a conversation that would change the course of his life. He asked how much the man pulling him made per day, if he owned his own rickshaw, and how long he’d been working as a rickshaw puller.