Beeta Ansari

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

December 2018 News U Can Use

Applications Open for Spring ’19 Commons!

We’re accepting applications for our next session of theAshoka U Commons, kicking off in February 2019! Know someone advancing your social innovation ecosystem and would thrive in our 4-month virtual acceleration environment? Encourage them to apply here or contact Commons Manager, Ali Fraenkel, with questions. Applications are open until January 16, 2019.

What’s New at the 2019 Exchange?

The 2019 Ashoka U Exchange, co-hosted by UC San Diego, is quickly approaching! In addition to the 50+ sessions on the general agenda, we have a number of  pre-days and specialized tracks throughout the gathering:

  • Social Innovation Research Symposium Pre-Day, hosted by UC San Diego

  • Tech & Changemaking Track, sponsored bySchdmit Futures

  • Law & Social Innovation Pre-Day, hosted by University of San Diego

  • And Latin America Pre-Day and Canada Pre-Daymeet-ups, hosted by Ashoka and Ashoka Canada

Learn more about the tracks here, including how to sign up.  Join hundreds of top innovators, including 20+ Ashoka Fellows, and register for the Exchange today to before the next price increase on December 20!

Exchange Manager, Ashoka U

We’re hiring! The Ashoka U Exchange Manager will work closely with the Exchange Director to plan, organize and implement Ashoka’s largest global annual convening, the Exchange. Learn more here. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, Rollins College

The Department of Social Entrepreneurship at Rollins College is hiring a Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Entrepreneurship for the 2019-20 academic year.  Join our team and inspire undergraduate changemakers.  We offer the first AACSB-accredited Social Entrepreneurship major in the world. Learn more here.

Professor of Practice in Design Thinking, Tulane University

The Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking at Tulane University seeks a Professor of Practice in Design Thinking and Associate Director Design Thinking for Social Impact. Application Deadline: January 6! Learn more here.

Spring 2019 Ashoka U Interns

Are you passionate about making a social impact around the world? We’re hiring interns in the Global Ashoka headquarters for the Spring, starting in January/February:

  • Changemaker Campus Research Assistant & Content Developer
  • Ashoka U Digital Marketing Associate

Learn more here, or contact Emily Lamb.

$100,000 Allard Prize for International Integrity

The Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia is accepting nominations for the $100,000 CAD Allard Prize For International Integrity.  The Allard Prize is one of the world’s largest prizes dedicated to the fight against corruption and the protection of human rights. Nominations are due January 15, 2019. Learn more here.

Diploma in Social Innovation, University of Peace

Take the first step on your journey as a social innovator by gaining legitimate skills, knowledge and fully conceptualized social impact project or business with an University for Peace Diploma in Social Innovation. Start now!

Master of Arts in Social Innovation, University of San Diego

USD Kroc School’s nine-month Master’s in Social Innovation program prepares students to look critically at the roots of social problems and to create sustainable change. Gain an entrepreneurial mindset, leadership skills, and hands-on experience to advance your career.Learn more here.

Global Social Innovation Challenge

The Global Social Innovation Challenge, hosted by the University of San Diego (USD) is a social venture experience for changemaker universities worldwide. USD invites you to participate in the 2018-2019 challenge. Click to see morelearn more or join dozens of universities from 10+ countries.

LA’19 StartingBloc Institute for Social Innovation 

StartingBloc is a global community of 3,000 change makers working toward an equitable, collaborative, thriving world. StartingBloc will give you a toolkit, coaching, and the network to grow your impact. Join the next Fellowship cohort launching February 21-25. Apply today.

PRE-ORDER: Preparing Students For a Rapidly Changing World

Struggling to design changemaker education learning outcomes or not sure how your outcomes compare to others doing similar work?  Ashoka U designed this publication for you. Purchase it at the pre-sale price!Order you copy today.

Unicorns Unite: How Nonprofits & Foundations Can Build Epic Partnerships

This illustrated book by philanthropy leader JessamynShams-Lau, Ashoka Fellow Jane Leu, blogger Vu Le presents a new vision for a common identity for nonprofits and foundations and epic partnerships that overcome the power dynamic that is today’s status quo. Learn more and