Press Releases

  • January 5, 2016 |
    Arlington, VA, 5 January 2016 – Ashoka, known for its pioneering work of launching top social entrepreneurs around the world, is making a strategic investment in a new class of leaders within its global team to take the organization to a new level of impact.All organizations globally are going through a profound change. It is no longer enough for them to hire someone with a specific skill and hope she repeats it well for decades until she retires.  Instead, the nature of our work changes...
  • December 1, 2015 |
    (Arlington, VA) - Henry F. De Sio, Jr., Global Chair for Framework Change at Ashoka; author of "Campaign, Inc: How Leadership and Organization Propelled Barack Obama to the White House" and former Deputy Assistant to President Obama recently served as the keynote speaker at the International Symposium on the "Transformative Nature of Education: Underpinning Social and Economic Transformation." It was hosted by the University of Tasmania in July 2015. His remarks have just been published in an...
  • November 12, 2015 |
    (Arlington, VA) — Constellation Research, Inc. the research and advisory firm helping clients dominate digital disruption awarded Asha Aravindakshan, Operations Director for Global Talent at Ashoka with a SuperNova Award for her leadership in disruptive technology adoption. The Constellation SuperNova Awards are the first and only awards to celebrate the leaders and teams who have overcome the hurdles of technology adoption to successfully introduce emerging and disruptive technologies to their...
  • August 25, 2015 |
    (Arlington, VA) What does changemaking in higher education look like in Singapore, Mexico, and the southeast United States? Though contexts vary, common interests and experiences unite these institutions across oceans. To celebrate this excellence, these three new institutions have been selected to join the Ashoka U Changemaker Campus network as leaders in the field of social innovation in higher education: Miami Dade College in the United States, Singapore Management University in Singapore,...
  • 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...