Ashoka is a global network of social entrepreneurs and change leaders who see that the world now requires everyone to be a changemaker.

Ashoka identifies and supports the world’s leading social entrepreneurs, learns from the patterns in their innovations, and mobilizes a global community that embraces these new frameworks to build an “everyone a changemaker” world.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

Quality Education
Reduced Inequalities
Partnerships to achieve the Goals

How we work

We currently focus on 3 strategic priorities to support a world where everyone can make a change to their society and its culture:
• Identify world leading social entrepreneurs - people who champion innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social, cultural, and environmental challenges
• Build empathy and support young changemakers - They need to know how to make an impact in today’s rapidly evolving world
• Organize a changemaker world by breaking walls between sectors and organizations

... and why

At the heart of Ashoka is a strong belief that an innovative idea has the capacity to solve a global problem. Our founder, Bill Drayton founded Ashoka in 1980 based on the idea that the most powerful force for good in the world is a social entrepreneur who wields an innovative idea. Ashoka believes that we are living in a historic moment where anyone can create positive and meaningful change, this is embodied by the “everyone a changemaker” vision.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

Bankwesen und Finanzen
Diversity Management
Aus- und Weiterbildung
Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie
Medien und Kommunikation
Soziale Entwicklung

Ashoka offers a fantastic platform for entrepreneurial individuals who are passionate about making a difference. It provides the chance to work every day with inspiring social entrepreneurs and leaders from all sectors. Our culture encourages everyone to embrace their whole, authentic selves, and trust is the norm.

Opportunities offered

Internships for students yes
Traineeships/Talent programs for graduates no
Positions/programs for young professionals no
Staff positions for professionals yes
Senior or management positions yes
Consultancy opportunities no
See current vacancies on cinfoPoste

Type of organisation


Field(s) of activity



Arlington, Virgina, United States of America

Region(s) of operation

Osteuropa und Zentralasien
Lateinamerika und Karibik
Nahost und Nordafrika
Südostasien und Pazifik
West- und Mitteleuropa

Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Weniger als 20

Outside Switzerland:
Zwischen 200 und 1000

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