Our participants are executives and leaders of change from the corporate world, the public sector, and civil society. The program´s participants are pioneers striving for new careers, business, and social impact pathways in society.
Currently active in Venice, Italy the mission of Venezia Autentica is to increase the retention of tourism revenue in the destination by empowering both travelers and local businesses.
Valeria DuflotVenezia Autentica
Silvia cumulated professional experience around the issues of Youth, Peace and Social Finance. She is now catalyising innovation at Bottega Terzo Settore, a brand-new impact hub.
Silvia SilvozziBottega Terzo Settore - Fondazione Carisap
The founder of "home ground" - an Israeli registered charity based in Tel Aviv, Israel which offer a completely unique and innovative way of supporting homeless people through the game of soccer.
Nikolay is the co-founder & CEO of CastFolio. Since 1998, he has been working as an animator, producer and visualization expert of advertising, architectural, TV, film and web projects.
Michal is Director Employment and Economic Program in the village of Jisr al-Zarqa. She gave birth to the Zarqa Gallery, a work and creative space for the women of the community.
Melek is the Founder of the Turkish Women’s International Network, a global sisterhood network for change, and BinYaprak, a digital sisterhood circle for women of Turkey to empower each other.
Melek PulatkonakTurkishWIN & BinYaprak
Katja has been working for 17 years at Deloitte as a consultant, in 2018 she started a social business with the idea of building bridges between Europe and Middle Eastern countries.
Katja TeuchmannSafa East Venture e.U.
Josep is a ‘societal’ innovator and policy maker more than anything else. He is used to working with practitioners, business, and NGO staff, in a non-profit/for profit environment, both as a facilitator and manager.
Gil is currently a business consultant to the company in the area of information security, as well as an investor in real estate.
Eman is currently working in Nazareth Municipality as Advisor of the general director for economic development.
Dan founded the Anou Cooperative, an artisan managed and owned online platform that enables artisans to sell their work independently, regardless of literacy, and enables them to shape the future of craft in Morocco.
Dan DriscollThe Anou Cooperative
Aziza is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of Omnis Institute, an independent organisation dedicated to amplifying the voices of marginalised and underrepresented local social leaders, particularly youth, women and minorities.
Aziza KhabbushOmnis Institute
Artur Nadcrinicinii is a freelance consultant with over 15 years professional experience in international cooperation and development.
Adnane is an Ashoka Fellow who has committed his life to work in the MENA region, particularly Morocco, enabling creative thinking, entrepreneurship and innovation for the common good.
Since 2014 Tomas became Managing Director of the Karel Janecek Foundation. They have 3 main programs - Education, Social innovations and Kindness.
Raluca is working as a Sustainability Specialist in Enel Romania, a multi-national power company and a leading integrated player in the world’s power and gas markets, with the aim of tackling business issues, creating value both for the company and its stakeholders.
Raluca CocuzEnel Romania
Andreja has more than 14 years of experience in social finance & social enterprise in Europe, Western Balkans, Eastern Neighbourhood. She is founder of the craft for intellectual services providing mentoring, coaching, consulting and trainings.
Andreja RosandicFaculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences University of Zagreb
Andrea has exhaustive consulting experience, besides she was part of the Corporate Citizenship Core team Vienna for multiple years and took over the lead role in Austria about 6 months ago.
Masha has 15 years of experience in philanthropy and capacity building in democratization and development. At Open Society Initiative for Europe she leads grant support to development of policy research and think tanks in the Western Balkans
Masha DjordjevicOpen Society Foundations
Alexandra has been working in the financing sector in Germany and Austria. She experienced a reat variety of positions, in banking, ranging from international syndicated loans, structured finance& funding and capital markets.
Alexandra NitzladerHYPO NOE Gruppe Bank
Stefanie´s vocation lies in maintaining and nurturing institutional networks, in building bridges and connecting people and organizations from diverging sectors.
With Developing Neighborhood Institute, Michael solves the problem of dissatisfaction with the basic needs of low-income people who experience difficult life situations.
Stefanie has been working in the Legal Department of the OPEC Fund for International Development for the past five years. As an executive assistant she is managing the in- and outgoing workflow and communication of the department.
Nicole has more than 20 years experience in the international nonprofit and social development sector with SOS Children’s Villages International. Focus: Africa, the Middle East and Gulf, Europe and Eastern Europe.
Nicole NassarSOS Children’s Villages International
Since 2018, Anna has been concentrating on the internal organization and process orientation regarding legal, financial and personnel related topics at ASHOKA in Central and Eastern Europe
Anna SchadenAshoka CEE
Linda has been involved for more than 15 years in adult education, leadership and diversity. In 2018, she founded her own company Diversio with the aim to support women in expert functions and to connect business and academia.
Ksenia is a coach, trainer in the field of social projects’ management, social innovations, leadership, manager of local and international social initiatives. Her main project is Laboratory of social initiatives / Social Lab “City for life”.
He is member of the Ashoka Support Network and runs the family-owned company Magovox whose purpose is to support local initiatives in the fields of education, psychology and democracy.
Jeremy is the executive director of Transitions (TOL), one of Central and Eastern Europe's leading media development organizations, and editor in chief of TOL's flagship publication,Transitions Online.
The object of the organisation “Landschaftspflegeverein Thermenlinie – Wienerwald – Wiener Becken” is to protect and maintain about 500 hectares of valuable & threatened habitats by accessing and involving local people in nature-conservation.
Irene DrodzowskiBlühendes Österreich
Florian manages Ashoka's community of Fellows based, or active, in the UK. He leads on events in the UK and organises a European wide event in Germany for young social entrepreneurs. Passion: system change and impact measurement.
Florian RutschAshoka UK
With her organisation, dahir, Dagmar is developing a new standard for the field of property management and low-income tenants, putting the tenant’s needs at the centre and empowering them as co-creators.
Claudia has been managing the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft since 2001. She implemented a reform and a new strategy process for the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft and is responsible for its strategic direction.
Claudia LingnerLudwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft
Clarissa is Co-Leader of the EU-funded ERASMUS+-project “Society in motion” with colleagues from Norway (Bergen School of Architecture) and Austria (University of Applied Arts).
Clarissa RhombergSociety in motion
Barbara works as Regional Manager for the Institute for Inclusive Education in Kiel, Germany. The Institute developed the first qualification for people with intellectual disabilities which enables them to work at universities.