Wed, 10 Feb 2021

On Feb. 10, we talk to three Ashoka Fellows working globally to create a culture of carers and the institutional supports for it. We’ll take a look at innovations in Canada, India, and the U.S. and cast out 10, 20 years to imagine what’s possible. Hosted by Martha Deevy, Director of Stanford’s Center for Longevity.

This conversation is part of our biweekly series where we tap social entrepreneurs on what works, what’s next, and why they’re hopeful. Explore past and future episodes here:


Wed, 27 Jan 2021

As America becomes more multi-generational, how do we design for more connection across the age spectrum? How do we reintegrate after the pandemic that has isolated most of us in one way or another and cordoned off elders due to virus risks?

We’ll talk to Ashoka Fellow Marc Freedman, co-founder of Encore, about why he’s hopeful and the changemakers who are stepping up with new and creative ideas for the post-pandemic world.

Wed, 13 Jan 2021

On January 13th, we talk to Albert Fox Cahn, founder of Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (S.T.O.P.), about the threats and opportunities of surveillance technology, and why we must update the social contract for the digital age.

This conversation is part of our biweekly series where we tap social entrepreneurs on what works, what’s next, and why they’re hopeful. Explore past and future episodes here:


Date and time: 13 January 2021, 13:00 - 13 January 2021, 13:30 [UTC/GMT-05:00]

Mon, 7 Dec 2020

With grateful thanks to the Clash for their song the Magnificent Dance we come to understand that the Social Entrepreneur is finally leaving their organisation after many years of satisfying work. In short are they leaving well and living well? The webinar focusses on the quality of life balance for the Social Entrepreneur as they continue their journey, indeed, as the dance comes to a conclusion. Speakers to be announced.


Thu, 3 Dec 2020

The webinars are part of the Climate Community Lab’s activities dedicated to the climate changemakers in CEE in an effort to build partnerships within the group. Seed funding of 20,000 Euros is available for participants who propose cross-border projects after attending at least two Community Lab’s events. A Slack channel is available for all members, where they can interact and find partners. 

Tue, 24 Nov 2020

Is technology driving progress or chaos?

We explore this question with technologists, impact leaders, changemakers, the general public and artists.

With Unfinished partner, Aspen Ideas, we stitch together live segments, dynamic films and provoking performances to showcase lived experience, creative expression, and real-world candor. Through conversations, exchanges and roundtable discussions, experts join everyday voices on a nuanced exploration of possibility and discovery.


Mon, 26 Oct 2020

With grateful acknowledgement to the Beatles famous song “When I’m Sixty Four” this webinar is all about the practical matters of ensuring that you have financial security after your departure from your organisation.

Thu, 1 Oct 2020

Community Lab in Central-Europe is an idea rooted in a collaborative work of Ashoka and EIT Climate-KIC in 2019. Based on an ecosystem map of climate changemakers in the region, a consortia of CKIC partners is working on the establishment of this Community Lab, welcoming individuals, start-ups and organisations from the region. Their common aim is to introduce changes and establish strong networks and collaboration. The consortia includes organisations with different backgrounds: Cleantech ForEst, Impact Hub, Ashoka, 4CF Strategic Forsight, Centre for Systems Solutions.

Mon, 24 Aug 2020

Isabella Lenarduzzi has been a social entrepreneur, an expert in communication and event organisation for 35 years. Her areas of interest include gender equality, employment, education, training, entrepreneurship, innovation and European public affairs. Isabella is also an Ashoka Fellow since 2013. Ashoka Fellows are leading social entrepreneurs who are recognised to have innovative solutions to social problems and the potential to change patterns across society.

Mon, 17 Aug 2020

As social entrepreneurs undertake their journey of creation and operation there is a natural tendency for the SE to become closely identified with their own organisation.

This can be healthy and unhealthy in equal measure. We invite several social entrepreneurs to discuss this issue, their names to be announced.