Check out this month’s newsletter for upcoming opportunities of the Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program and exciting events from our brilliant community.
We are thrilled to launch our brand- new ecosystem report the Supporting System Changers: The role of system thinking, changemaking leadership and wellbeing with an online event hosted by the Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program, co-authors Odin Muhlenbein, Michela Fenech, Luzette Jaimes, and co-hosted by Ashoka Fellows Pablo Santaeufemia, Wamuyu Mahinda and Bedriye Hulya. We had close to 300 registrations of changemakers from more than 40 countries. This was truly a global gathering. Please scroll down to learn more 👇🏾
Check out Ashoka’s brand-new ecosystem report: Supporting System Changers
How can foundations, incubators, intermediaries, support networks, funders and administrators better support them? What do leaders tackling the root causes of social problems need in order to scale their impact? Together with 20+ ecosystem partners, we share key learnings and concrete tools, hoping to spark a conversation around how to innovate we support systems changers.
Click here to download The Supporting Systems Changers report and join in this global dialogue that we initiated to support and leverage the social entrepreneurship ecosystem
The Unlonely Planet: How Ashoka Fellows Accelerate an Everyone a Changemaker World?
Ashoka Fellows represent one of the world’s largest communities of systems-changing entrepreneurs. They work to solve deep-rooted issues with groundbreaking innovations. From creating opportunities for individuals to contribute, to redefining “weaknesses” as strengths, and engaging people everywhere, they exemplify 11 core strategies required to build a world of changemakers.
Click here to check out the The Unlonely Planet: 2021 Global Fellows Study
The Masterclass consists of 9 modules to craft your own systems change strategy based on proven frameworks for scaling social impact in any sector. You’ll find new video content, up-to-date insights on applied systems thinking, a complete workbook with editable worksheets for each module, diverse case studies as well as a fresh design! Spanish and French versions are also coming soon!
Steelcase Joins Global Community for Disability Business Inclusion
Our program partner Steelcase announced it is joining the Valuable 500, the world’s biggest CEO collective for disability inclusion, founded by Ashoka Fellow Caroline Casey. Steelcase will actively participate in an inclusive design community of interest created to educate, raise awareness, learn from and share best practices with organizations committed to a more inclusive future where disability inclusion and workplace design can come together to inform the evolution of a better work experience for all.
Catch up on the latest webinar from the Elders Council for Social Entrepreneurs!
We all know the feeling of 'there's just so much more to do.' Celebrating your journey and the future that awaits. Taffy Adler, Gretchen Ki Steidle and co-founder, Andrea Coleman discuss transition, building in a culture of celebrating the successes and learning from what did not work. All bringing to mind the Elton John song ‘I’m Still Standing!’
Join the Ashoka Visionary Program- Empowering a New Generation of Leaders
The Ashoka Visionary Program is a part-time executive program for decision-makers in the private and the public sector dealing with social innovations as well as social entrepreneurs. The program enables participants to gain the skills needed to master both entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial challenges and to generate social impact.
Apply for the Reimagining Community Health Challenge
Do you have a solution that puts people at the heart of creating healthier communities? Together, Ashoka and The Johnson & Johnson Foundation are committed to building a system that values wellbeing and prevention as much as it values treatment acknowledging the importance that Community Health deserves. All winners (up to 8) of the program will receive a prize award of €50,000 each, along with the opportunity to embark on a tailored learning journey with their peers.
Big Data for Social and Environmental Impact Projects
Impact Deal is the first European Program for impact enterprise acceleration. Impact Deal is born with the aim of leveraging data science applications to spur the growth of entrepreneurial activities with social and environmental missions, also favoring the evolution of more traditional businesses by integrating existing models and new business paradigms. Apply for the program to generate positive and measurable societal and environmental impact through data-driven collaboration with leading organizations.
Discover the Future of Social Entrepreneurship Support
Ashoka Austria Country Director and Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program Co-leader Georg Schön contributed with an article on the Social Innovation Journal pointing out the big shifts that we see in the field of social entrepreneurship and in our work supporting system changing social entrepreneurs Moreover, the article highlights the results of the survey on the global Fellow community.
Essl Foundation, Fundación Descrubreme, and Ashoka joined forces to create the Zero Project Impact Transfer, an accelerator program that supports the international scaling of innovations for people with disability. The program culminates into The Zero Project Conference, taking place at United Nations headquarters in Vienna, centered around the theme of Accessibility. Join to see contributions from world leaders, speakers from renowned organizations, as well as innovations from around the world.
Click here to watch How to tap the potential of start-ups from India in (cooperation with Youth4Jobs, India) session led by Georg Schön, Ashoka Austria and click here to watch the conference.
Stay in touch & spread the word
We are truly happy you are part of this community! If you are excited about the program, please share it with other AshokaFellows, Ashoka Young Changemakers, Ashoka Support Network (ASN) Members, Ashoka Changemaker School Leaders, Corporate or Instutional Partners of Ashoka, and other interested change leaders.