Overview of actors


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

Banking and Finance
Diversity Management
Education and Training
Human Resources Management
Information and Communication Technology
Media and Communication
Social Development

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

Development Cooperation


Arlington, Virgina, United States of America

Region(s) of operation

Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Latin America and the Caribbean
Middle East and Northern Africa
North America
South/East Asia and Pacific
Sub-Saharan Africa
Western and Central Europe

Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Less than 20

Outside Switzerland:
Between 200 and 1000

Learn more

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