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Magazine Article: Creating a blueprint to bring valuable migrant talent into your workforce

Steelcase has long embraced social change. Now the company is working to create a blueprint to encourage other firms to actively bring migrant talent into the workforce. This article originally appeared in CEO Magazine.
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How neurodivergent individuals can drive business growth

Specialisterne Foundation Founder Thorkil Sonne explains how embracing neurodiversity in the workplace benefits both businesses and individuals on the spectrum. This article originally appeared in CEO Magazine.
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Magazine Article: Taking a stand against climate change

American climate activist Sophia Kianni may only be 21 years old, but she’s been making a significant impact on a global scale. This article originally appeared in CEO Magazine.
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Magazine Article: Sport as a conduit for social justice

Professional soccer player and social activist Farkhunda Muhtaj knows firsthand how sports can impact the lives of vulnerable communities for the better. This article originally appeared in CEO Magazine.
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Changemaking in numbers: Our Impact 2021-2022

The fourth year of the Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program was another big adventure! We kept strengthening our community, enabling spaces to engage, connect, co-create and collaborate. We are excited to share with you our Impact Report, covering our activities from September 2021 to August 2022.
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Magazine Article: Good Tech Does Good

As the technology sector grows, it’s time for companies to invest in giving back to social enterprises so everyone can benefit from advances. This article originally appeared on CEO Magazine.
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Saving our Seas

When trying to solve enormous environmental issues, the only way is to think big and be bold with the solutions, according to Sea Ranger Service Founder Wietse van der Werf. This article originally appeared on CEO Magazine.
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New podcast series towards a gender equal world

A new narrative is needed to change the underlying systems of power that sexism, racism, ableism, heterosexism, and so many social categorization schemes are each and all designed to sustain.
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Make impactful connections quickly and easily - Launching the Ashoka Fellows Directory

The Ashoka Fellow Directory and Resource Center is a significant yet simple tool to connect and support each others work globally. With this secure and simple digital tool, available in 15 languages, Fellows can discover and connect with each other, share interests and their current activity, manage...
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Empowering a new generation of leaders. Join the Ashoka Visionary Program in Vienna

A part-time, face-to-face executive program for executives, current and future entrepreneurs as well as changemakers from any sector.
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Welcome Ashoka Fellows Selected in 2021-2022

Meet the newest members of Ashoka's global network of leading social entrepreneurs, who are enabling systemic innovation in their fields and mobilizing changemakers in their communities. The new Ashoka Fellows on this page, representing all parts of the world, have been elected by Ashoka in 2021...
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Fostering changemaking among young readers in Indonesia

Launching the “Becoming a Changemaker” book series in Indonesia.
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From Influence to Social Impact: Mobilizing Resources for Good

The goal to engage highly resourced individuals in the changemaker movement extends beyond finding effective solutions.
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Everyone, everywhere, all at once – the only way to address the climate emergency

Getting people to care about climate change is only part of the work: the next step is to unlock individuals’ climate agency.
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Ashoka Community taking on top leadership roles in Brazil's New Administration

Brazil's newly elected administration has confirmed members of our Ashoka community to key non-partisan positions – a sign that national leaders are recognizing the power of the Everyone a Changemaker vision.
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What's special about the Ashoka Changemaker Summit 2022?

This year, we’re happy to open the Summit again to an in-person gathering, with +350 changemakers connecting in Brussels for two days of impact on November 29-30.
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Changing systems can be slow — and maybe it should be

At the Ashoka Changemaker Summit, women and queer entrepreneurs share wisdom for changing systems, shifting mindsets, and healing ourselves.
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5 Reasons to Join the Ashoka Changemaker Summit 2021

This year, the Ashoka Changemaker Summit is not just an event but a three-month journey starting online and culminating in December in the Italian city of Turin.
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Why We Should Trust Young People to Lead

How to set youth on a life-long trajectory of changemaking. Delving into Ashoka Changemaker Summit 2021 Theme: Young Changemakers
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8 Insights To Rebalance Our Relationship With Nature

A report led by Ashoka distills decades of experience in the area of planet and climate and spots patterns among their diverse approaches.
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How Social Entrepreneurs Took Action To Help India’s Covid Crisis

Ashoka Fellows worldwide are working on systemic responses to the pandemic. As the crisis deepened in India, many social entrepreneurs shifted to urgent responses that ranged from decentralizing supply chains for oxygen & other life-essentials, to addressing mental health & care gaps, and expanding...
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Chanegmaking interviews

Junge Tüftler*innen’s Julia Kleeberger shared her changemaking journey and her insights and learnings of Ashoka’s Systems Change Course
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Social innovation: Overlooked certainties for a resilient society & future

“From November 17-19, 2020 the largest network of leading social innovators will gather at the online “Ashoka Changemaker Summit” to “Rediscover Certainty”. Social entrepreneurs – innovators with a social mission – and leaders from business and philanthropy will explore what provides certainty in...
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Meet our 2019 Ashoka Fellows in Europe

Ashoka has elected social entrepreneurs with innovative ideas with a systemic impact in Europe for 25 years.
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What happened in the Summit 2020 and why it matters

In spite of the trials and tribulations of the past year, Ashoka’s community of leading social innovators and changemakers has remained strong and united, often prioritizing working for the good of all.
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Interview Series

In her recent interview with Ashoka,Julia Huebner from Steelcase, shared with us her in-depth perspective on why collaboration is key to achieve systems change and how the “corporations versus social change” view is outdated. Julia also shared some learnings she gained through the Ashoka course...
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Why attend ACMS 2020?

In the midst of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, we must unite around ideas for the good of all. That’s what the Ashoka Changemaker Summit is all about. And while the European editions of this event (in Berlin 2018 and in Barcelona 2019) have already impacted hundreds of attendees, this year we felt the...
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Why attend ECMS 2019?

Year after year we keep learning from Ashoka Fellows that changing systems and shifting mindsets require holistic approaches and collaboration.
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2018 Global Study finds Ashoka Fellows change policy, market dynamics, and how people think

In 2018, Ashoka led one of the largest and most diverse studies of system changing social entrepreneurs ever conducted.
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