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    DAN ACHER 2017 ASHOKA FELLOW

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

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    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. 

    The Woman Bringing Unconventional Sex Ed to the Arctic

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    It turned out to be the most pivotal decision of Ashoka Fellow Candice Lys’ life: contin

    In Memory of Marcelline Ouédraogo

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

    Good Grief! Is It Possible to Bridge Our Differences?

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    "From the outset, our end-goal was one of culture change. People woke up and realized they were in relationships only with people that looked like them and believed in the things they believed. They wanted to break out of that, but didn’t know how. So we decided to stage an intervention."

    A Special Power for Migrants & Refugees

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    For decades, Ashoka Fellows on every continent have pioneered one important new reform after another to how migration works. Each of these entrepreneurs’ proven,  practical social change innovations helps the others. See how their contributions fit together.

    Great time to invest in women entrepreneurs, says Mann Deshi Bank’s Chetna Sinha

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    Chetna Sinha, along with six other women, will co-chair the 48th World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting to be held at Davos between 23 and 26 Ja

    What's Next For Domestic Workers In The Age Of #MeToo?

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    After appearing with Meryl Streep at the Golden Globe awards, Ashoka Fellow Ai-Jen Poo jo

    Early-stage Entrepreneurs Can Drive New Social Movements

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    When we say these emerging leaders mine their personal experiences, we mean they tap into their own history and context to uncover discrete issues