Introducing Ashoka and the Social Entrepreneurship Series
A Unique Insight into the Minds of Men and Women Changing the World
Disrupting old patterns of action, catalyzing global change and transforming systems – these outstanding global social entrepreneurs have emerged as beacons of inspiration in the citizen sector. Ashoka’s Social Entrepreneurship Series is an exciting 16-program film series featuring Ashoka and six founding members of Ashoka’s Global Academy of Social Entrepreneurship. These include BRAC’s Fazle Abed, Ashoka’s Bill Drayton, Transparency International’s Peter Eigen, Ethos Institute and the World Social Forum’s Oded Grajew, Social Accountability International’s Alice Tepper Marlin, and Grameen Bank’s Muhammad Yunus.
Bill Drayton recognized the power of individual innovation in addressing social change and founded Ashoka in 1981. Today, 25 years on, Ashoka supports 1700 social entrepreneurs in more than 60 countries. Ashoka's mission is to shape a citizen sector that is entrepreneurial, productive and globally integrated, and to develop the profession of social entrepreneurship around the world.
Ashoka identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs - extraordinary individuals with unprecedented ideas for change in their communities - supporting them, their ideas and institutions through all phases of their careers. Ashoka Fellows benefit from being part of the global Fellowship for life.
We'd love to know what you think after you have a chance to listen to a few of them.
Learn more about Ashoka's Social Entrepreneurship Series on DVD
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