Diana Wells

Dr. Diana Wells, President of Ashoka, joined the organization in the 1980s after graduating from Brown University with a degree in South Asian Studies.  Here, she created Ashoka's core Fellowship program.  Taking a leave to pursue a Ph.D. in anthropology at New York University, she was named a Fulbright and Woodrow Wilson scholar.  Wells returned to Ashoka to lead the worldwide process of sourcing and selecting leading social entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, and to lead Ashoka’s geographic expansion and the significant increase of Fellow elections.  She implemented a widely respected tool for "Measuring Effectiveness", one of the first standard tools to measure the impact of social entrepreneurship.  She is on the Advisory Board for the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and was recently, was elected to serve on Brown University's Board of Trustees.

Ashoka U Exchange

We are pleased to officially announce that the 2017 Exchange will be hosted by Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida, on March 2-4, 2017.

About the Exchange