Social Entrepreneurship / Leadership Organizations

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Category Description: : groups focused on finding, supporting and developing social entrepreneurs and women leaders.

 

Social Entrepreneurship / Leadership

ASHOKA

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www.ashoka.org

Overview directly from Ashoka Website:

 

Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale. Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka has provided start-up financing, professional support services, and connections to a global network across the business and social sectors, and a platform for people dedicated to changing the world. Ashoka launched the field of social entrepreneurship and has activated multi-sector partners across the world who increasingly look to entrepreneurial talent and new ideas to solve social problems.

Ashoka Fellows remain the core of our community, and their insights show us how the world is moving and what is needed next. Ashoka's mission has evolved beyond catalyzing individual entrepreneurs to enabling an "everyone a changemaker" world. This means equipping more people – including young people - with the skillset and a connection to purpose so that they can contribute ideas and effectively solve problems at whatever scale is needed in their family, community, city, workplace, field, industry, country. This evolution comes from the urgent realization that the pace of change is accelerating in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. Our strategic initiatives focus on setting in motion the people, resources and ecosystems that will bring about a social revolution where everyone contributes to change for the good of all. Working in partnership with private, philanthropic and citizen sector players we are achieving large-scale social innovation that is grounded in decades of entrepreneurial experience.

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Powered by Ashoka - and YOU!

Ashoka believes in an Everyone A Changemaker™ world where the best new solutions to the world’s greatest challenges will be strengthened through the collaborative efforts of people like you!

Are you ready to commit your professional skills and talents to power an Everyone a ChangemakerTM world, where creative solutions will outrun long-standing social problems? 

Find opportunities to work with Ashoka Fellows, Changemaker Challenge Finalists and global Ashoka Teams on the

 

ASHOKA: Innovators for the Public 1700 North Moore Street, Suite 2000, Arlington, Virginia 22209


Phone: (703) 527-8300
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Global Grassroots

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www.globalgrassroots.org

Overview directly from Global Grassroots Website:

 

CATALYZING WOMEN CHANGE AGENTS

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Global Grassroots is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2004 that supports conscious social change, driven by and for vulnerable women and girls at the grassroots level.

Our Academy for Conscious Change for women and girls is a social venture incubator offering mind-body trauma healing, non-profit development skills, leadership training, personal transformation practices, seed grants and high-engagement support to help groups of disadvantaged women and girls initiate their own sustainable social ventures. These community organizations address the issues of greatest concern of the women and girls in their own communities, using methods chosen by the women and girls themselves. They are not small businesses but are instead micro-NGOs driven by a social purpose to address a priority issue facing women and girls, such as domestic violence, water access, or illiteracy. Our Girls Academy is designed to take place during school vacations throughout the year or during the nine-month gap between high school graduation and university enrollment, when girls are at greatest risk of teen pregnancy and dropping out of school.

We contend that wisdom exists at the grassroots level among those directly impacted by certain social issues. Women and girls represent both those most invested in serving their community's needs and those in greatest need of support to manifest their solutions.

Global Grassroots asserts that deepening personal consciousness and contributing towards the common good are both essential to establishing a mindful society that will advance the greatest level of positive social change. We call this intersection of personal and societal transformation Conscious Social Change.

We embrace the potential for every person to become an agent of change and we invite you to join us in creating a just, compassionate, and conscious society worldwide.

 

Global Grassroots  
45 Lyme Road, Suite 206, 
Hanover, NH 03755 

Phone: (603) 643-0400 

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Vital Voices

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www.vitalvoices.org

Overview directly from Vital Voices Global Partnership Website:

 

Our mission is to identify, invest in and bring visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities.

We identify, invest in and bring visibility to  extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities.

Our international staff and team of over 1,000 partners, pro bono experts and leaders, including senior government, corporate and NGO executives, have trained and mentored more than 14,000 emerging women leaders from over 144 countries in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East since 1997. These women have returned home to train and mentor more than 500,000 additional women and girls in their communities. They are the Vital Voices of our time.

 

Vital Voices Global Partnership  1625 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 300, Washington D.C. 20036

Phone: (202) 861-2625
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