About Ashoka

Ashoka is the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs. The organization pioneered the field of social entrepreneurship forty years ago and has supported to date almost four thousand Ashoka Fellows across the globe with stipends, catalytic connections, strategic advice, and an unmatched peer community that is for life. Drawing insights from its network, Ashoka identifies and open-sources the underlying patterns of transformative change and has introduced and mainstreamed such words as “social entrepreneur” and “changemaker.” Ashoka collaborates with Fellows and partners in more than ninety countries to advance a world where everyone can participate and contribute to solving problems for the good of all: an Everyone a Changemaker society.