WHO: Ashoka is the world’s largest and most respected network of social entrepreneurs. Social entrepreneurs apply the dynamism and transformative impact of entrepreneurship to solving the world’s greatest social, environmental and otherwise relevant challenges and opportunities. Ashoka’s network includes over 3,000 successful social entrepreneurs from around the world, who are collectively impacting the lives of a significant percentage of humanity. www.ashoka.org
WHAT: Most recently, GAF has worked with Ashoka to collaborate on the Grow 2 Impact program and to create and facilitate Develop 2 Change, two programs that support and guide Ashoka fellows in personal and leadership development, innovation, strategy and culture, to be more effective in evolving societies.
GAF also provides coaching to the CEO of Ashoka Brasil, Claudia Duran, and her leadership team. Programs are provided to Ashoka fellows on a pro bono bases.
WHY: GAF’s founders, as social entrepreneurs themselves, have supported both individual social entrepreneurs and the movement of social entrepreneurs for over 30 years. Naturally, Ashoka and its work is closely aligned with GAF’s mission and ideals.
Together with the leadership of Ashoka Brasil and Ashoka Brasil’s fellows, GAF wants to help the overall field of social entrepreneurship evolve by integrating personal and interpersonal development with societal transformation, which improves overall impact and creativity while reducing burnout and other typical challenges of social entrepreneurs.
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