Tag: Ashoka

The Lewis Institute

3 Reasons We’re Excited Boston is Hosting the Largest Conference for Social Change Educators

By Emily Lamb, Associate Director of the Ashoka U Exchange. Several months ago, I traveled to Boston to scope out what would become the site of our 9th annual Ashoka U Exchange, taking place April 5-7, 2018. The Exchange is the largest gathering for social innovators transforming higher education into an engine for social change.…

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Emily Weiner

Babson and Boston Change Leaders at the 2018 Ashoka U Exchange

Babson College is excited to co-host the 2018 Ashoka U Exchange, the largest convening of social innovators and changemakers in higher education, April 5-7 in downtown Boston. The Exchange will bring together over 700 college and university professionals from across the globe to learn and share leading practices for embedding social innovation in higher education.…

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The Lewis Institute

Takeaways from the Forbes Under 30 Summit

As we get ready for the Changemaker Marketplace on Friday, read this post from our 2017 Changemaker Award winner Alex Jong Kyu Lim ’18 about an opportunity he got through our relationship with Ashoka to attend the recent 2017 Forbes Under 30 Summit. He writes about the learnings that can come from outside the classroom…

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Cheryl Kiser

Qualities of a Changemaker

By Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director of The Lewis Institute and the Babson Social Innovation Lab. As we prepare to go to the Ashoka U Exchange this week at Miami Dade College, I find myself reflecting on nearly 8 years of being a member of the Ashoka U network of Changemaker Campuses. Over that time, I…

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Josuel Plasencia

Ashoka U: The Social Entrepreneurship Conference

By way of introduction, my name is Josuel Plasencia and I am a junior at Babson College. I am passionate about inclusive leadership and strategic consulting. I express my interest in inclusive leadership by running Project 99 (99leaders.org) along Yulkendy Valdez and Paulina Zarate (both juniors at Babson). Project 99 is incubating the new face…

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The Lewis Institute

President Schlesinger at Ashoka Future Forum

Earlier today Babson President Len Schlesinger participated on the closing panel of the Ashoka Future Forum: Leadership for Tomorrow’s Organizations. “Tomorrow’s organizations require different talent and a new kind of leadership. What are the essential skills and values for effective leadership? Leaders of diverse institutions (education, business, social) will share their perspectives and innovations in…

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