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Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, October 16, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/16/12 The crowd at the 8th annual LA Femme International Film Festival this past weekend, an event that showcases and celebrates films “by women, for everyone,” were treated to a debut screening of Mara Mourão and Tatiana Battaglia's new film about social entrepreneurship. The Portuguese language film...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, October 15, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/15/12 More U.S. consumers now believe that individuals, not the government, are responsible for tackling society's problems, according to the global 2012 Edelman goodpurpose® Study. It's the the first time in the study's five-year history that a country's respondents have looked to everyday innovators...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, October 10, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/10/12 Editor's note: This post was written by Kirsten Spainhoward and was originally featured on the World Bank's blog network.Before the Arab Spring, numerous Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries appeared to be performing well on several developmental fronts, showing impressive growth rates...
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/09/12 “You will never look at a photograph the same way again.”In today’s world, we are surrounded by imagery: marketing advertisements, television, online resources, camera phone photos, and personal photo libraries. Some images move us to action. Others tell a story. And a few images can change the...
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/08/12 Ashoka has recently elected Juan David Aristizábal Ospina of Colombia as a new Fellow. Aristizábal is the founder and president of Buena Nota, a organization that informs, engages and connects Colombians around social problems and their solutions. Aristizábal has just released...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Fri, October 5, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/05/12 Editor's note: This post was written by Kylee Talwar, student at Rice University and intern at Ashoka.This is the sixth post in a series where we share the conversations between higher education leaders that came together during Everyone a Changemaker Week. They discussed...
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/04/12 Maurice Lim Miller, the 66-year-old founder of Family Independence Initiative (FII) and an Ashoka Fellow, has a passive (and indubitably effective) way of fighting poverty. Miller believes that low-income families have the capacity to help themselves and each other, and his social enterprise lets...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, October 3, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/03/12 Editor's note: This post was written by Sangeeta Haindl and originally featured on Justmeans.com. It is republished here with persmission.Globally, economists believe this is the worst job market that the world has faced in 10 years. So Accenture and Ashoka France are taking...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, October 1, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/01/12 Our guest blogger Derek Ellerman looks back on his time at Brown University in honor of Brown’s designation as Changemaker Campus today. Derek is the co-founder of Polaris Project and an Ashoka Fellow. He's currently launching a new start-up, SHIFT, to support...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Fri, September 28, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 09/28/12 This post was written by Njideka Harry, Ashoka Fellow and CEO & Founder of the Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF), an innovative non-profit company focused on using the power of technology to transform the lives of rural youth and women living in developing countries. Prior to founding YTF...