Beeta Ansari

Beeta is Ashoka U’s Exchange Director, the world’s largest global convening for social entrepreneurship education.

Bloggers conference call at Ashoka U Exchange

Are you a blogger interested in how universities can develop the changemakers of the future? Do you believe campuses are key partners in social change?

If so, call-in to a bloggers conference call on February, 10th, from 4:00 pm to 4:40 pm MST during the Ashoka U Exchange, held at Arizona State University, from February 10-11th, 2012.

The call will feature four leading social entrepreneurs from the Ashoka network and offer perspectives on how universities can develop future changemakers. Find the entrepreneur’s stories below.

Join us!  RSVP here.


Ben Powell, Agora Partnerships

Ben is unlocking the potential of small business entrepreneurs in developing countries by selecting and investing in “impact entrepreneurs” in Central America whose businesses create economic, social and environmental value. Ben started his social venture as a MBA student, has collaborated with many universities as part of his work at Agora Partnerships and most recently has served as an Ashoka U “Social Entrepreneur in Residence” at several campuses.

David Castro, I-LEAD (Institute for Leadership Education, Advancement, and Development )

David Castro co-founded i-LEAD (Institute for Leadership Education, Advancement, and Development). David helps to transform low-income urban neighborhoods in Philadelphia by identifying local leaders and guiding them to earn college degrees in the place where they live.

Kathryn Hall Trujillo, The Birthing Project

Kathryn is the founder of the Birthing Project, which is building a social support system that will allow black women to support each other for healthier babies and healthier lives.

Kathryn has worked extensively with universities like Tulane University and Historically Black Colleges and Universities, like Xavier and Dillard, skillfully changing the way campuses engage with their surrounding community.