Press Releases

  • June 25, 2015
    Arlington , Virginia 18, 2015—  Ashoka  Innovators for the Public announced today that Felipe Vergara, an Ashoka Fellow and founder of Lumni has been appointed to its Board of Directors. In exchange for education financing, Lumni, which operates as a node, creates legally binding human capital agreements requiring students to pay a fixed percentage of their income  back over a pre-determined number of months after graduation.  For students, human capital contracts do away...
  • June 23, 2015
    Leadership program to assist emerging leaders in championing their solutions to a wide range of critical global challenges.New York, June 23, 2015 — Across two continents and 13 countries, 100 emerging social-purpose innovators, who represent the future of social change, will take part in American Express’ fourth annual Emerging Innovators Boot Camps. The brainchild of American Express and Ashoka Changemakers, these two-day summits are designed to push these innovators’ ideas and impact to the...
  • February 23, 2015
    Arlington County, Virginia— Ashoka  received a Silver Level Champion award from Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP), a division of Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS), at a reception held on January 28th at the Artisphere.  Ashoka was one of more than 120 businesses and organizations recognized as a Champion for commitment to transportation initiatives and encouraging the use of alternate modes of transit.  Champions ...
  • February 3, 2015
    Arlington, VA.  Ashoka: Innovators for the Public announced today the appointment of Bob Spoer, former Talent Market Strategist and founder of “Recruiting for Good” at Linkedin as Leadership Group Member for Global Search.  Based in Arlington Bob will be building, leading and enabling search teams globally.  A veteran of Silicon Valley search Spoer has recruited business and technical innovators globally for a number of Silicon Valley companies.  In addition to LinkedIn, he...
  • January 15, 2015
    For Immediate Release Arlington, VA -- Five social entrepreneurs from sub-Saharan Africa, each under the age of 30, have been selected as winners of the Future Forward: Youth Innovations for Employment in Africa challenge. Their projects were evaluated by an expert panel of judges and chosen as the top solutions from a pool of close to 200 entries from across 25 sub-Saharan countries submitted between September 16, 2014, and November 5, 2014. The five winning entrepreneurs—selected for meeting...
  • November 7, 2014
    Arlington, VA (November 6,2014) Financial Force.com, the leading cloud ERP provider on the Saleforce 1 platform recently announced the winners of its second annual Financial Force 360s Customer Excellence Awards. Ashoka: Innovators for the Public was the winner in the Financial Force Human Capital Management (HCM) category for excellence award.  Using HCM Ashoka made employees goals transparent across the organization to break down walls and silos to do more seamless work, increase...
  • October 13, 2014
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Child Labor Movement Leader and Ashoka Fellow Kailash Satyarthi shares the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 with Malala Yousafzai Arlington, VA (October 13, 2014)-Ashoka: Innovators for the Public today announced the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday, October 10, 2014 to Ashoka fellow Kailash Satyarthi from India and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai a passionate advocate for education. The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited the two “for their struggle against the suppression of young...
  • September 24, 2014
    For Immediate Release  Bangalore, India -- Four road safety entrepreneurs have been selected as winners in the innovation challenge “Safer Roads, Safer India: Game Changing Innovations that Save Lives.” Their projects were evaluated by an expert panel of judges and chosen as the top solutions from a pool of more than 80 entries that activate citizenship, improve governance to be more responsive, update infrastructure, and use technology to protect drivers, passengers, and bystanders. The...
  • September 17, 2014
    Best practices identified for social entrepreneurs using information and communications technology (ICT) to change the world (September 17, 2014 – Arlington) The Intel Foundation and Ashoka have released a social innovation mapping report, How Social Entrepreneurs Are Changing Lives Through Information and Communication Technology (ICT): http://bit.ly/socenttech The report pinpoints the best practices of successful social entrepreneurs who use ICT to create impact that ripples out across a wide...
  • June 28, 2014
    Bonn, Germany Ashoka, the world’s leading social entrepreneurship organization announced at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in Bonn that it is launching the Storyteller-in-Residence (STiR) initiative, a global fellowship program offering short-term needs-based stipends for journalists, who would like to take time out and recruit themselves to become storytellers for social change. The program has been piloted over the past three years in Germany and in the coming months Ashoka will roll-...