The GlobalizerX on Employment

As part of "This Works" initiative, a group of selected Ashoka Fellows are working on scaling their employment solutions to Southern Europe. They will all meet in London at the end of September.

The Globalizer on Economic Inclusion in Latin America

A group of selected Ashoka Fellows who look to scale the impact of their innovations in Latin America will convene in Bogotá in early November.

Framework on Scaling Social Impact

A step by step guide leading Social Entrepreneurs and their consultants through the journey of scaling. From making the initial decision through to implementation.

Key Lessons on Scaling from Ashoka Globalizers

As perfectionists, social entrepreneurs often never feel completely ready to scale. The important thing is to stop thinking, “Why scale?” and shift to a mindset of, “Why not scale?” The Ashoka Globalizers in these videos discuss important questions to keep in mind when preparing to scale.

Introducing the Ashoka Globalizer

This Globalizer Summit will convene in Bogota, Colombia on November 7th – 9th, 2014.

Ashoka has partnered with the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) to support social entrepreneurs in Latin America working for economic inclusion. The Globalizer Summit in Colombia will bring together Ashoka Fellows with globally scalable innovations for poverty alleviation. These ideas are market-driven, have proven track records and involve entire communities to alleviate poverty.

These social influencers are now ready to expand their innovations’ impact beyond localized organizations. They have varied strategies for increasing economic inclusion, such as:

Beatriz Pellizzari, whose training and employment program challenges society’s prejudices about the professional prospects of the disabled
Jose Manuel Moller, who is building networks of local grocery vendors to provide sustainable, low-cost food in vulnerable neighborhoods while also rebuilding these communities’ social fabric
Jacqueline Moreno Mendoza, whose barter system is empowering marginalized communities to draw on their own resources for development, shifting the paradigm of traditional development aid
Francesco Piazzesi, whose auto-construction housing model provides low-income people with the opportunity to own safe, sustainable homes with community-based financing

The Globalizer Summit in Colombia will match these "ready to globalize” economic inclusion models with the strategic resources they need to rapidly and effectively achieve continental or global scale.

In the months leading up to November’s Globalizer Summit, Fellows will build their scaling strategies with an advisory team of senior business executives and strategy consultants. At the Summit itself, global business leaders will meet with Fellows and critically analyze their scaling strategies while also offering Fellows the strategic support and insight needed to enable these innovations to increase their impact dramatically.

The Summit’s Ecosystem Day will then take a broader view by having participants explore barriers faced by economic inclusion initiatives and brainstorm ways to generate greater economic opportunities for communities. Throughout the Globalizer Summit, Ashoka Fellows will engage in peer-to-peer exchange to facilitate collaboration on their shared work towards economic inclusion.

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Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Fri, August 15, 2014
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 08/15/14 We have to change the way the next generation of children learn, think and interact with people and the environment (both built and natural). “This world requires a new paradigm for growing up and therefore also for...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 07/17/14 Editor's Note: This article was written by Daniel Schiff who works with the Ashoka Support Network Team at Ashoka. It would be impossible to solve the world’s most difficult problems without collaboration and co-creation among...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, June 30, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 06/30/14 People take time out and recruit themselves to accomplish extraordinary things. Around the world, 3,000 leading social entrepreneurs ("Ashoka Fellows") have taken this leap into the unknown, driven by a new idea that they know...

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