Ashoka Executive in Residence Team to Host Pro Bono Week Panels
Arlington, Va., October 23, 2013 /3BL Media - Ashoka’s Executive in Residence program, a global leader in matching corporate executives with top social entrepreneurs for impactful pro bono placements, will host a pair of webcast conversations with program alumni on October 23 and 25, as part of Global Pro Bono Week.
On Wednesday, October 23, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Ashoka’s Executive in Residence team will host a live discussion featuring Ashoka Fellow Mike Feerick and Domenico Guajana, Brand Manager – Diabetes at Boehringer Ingelheim. The panelists will talk about Guajana’s pro bono collaboration with ALISON, the online education initiative that Feerick founded to provide free skills training and competence testing to users around the world.
Access the October 23 webcast here. On the day of the event, enter your name and email address in the “Join Event” window, enter the password “Welcome123” and click “Join Now.”
Then on Friday, October 25, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Ashoka’s Executive in Residence team will host a live discussion between Ashoka Fellow Salomón Raydan and Maximiliano Babino, General Manager of Western Union Argentina. The conversation will focus on Babino’s Executive in Residence placement with Fundefir, the communal banking and credit system that Raydan established to expand financial services to low-income people in South America.
Access the October 25 webcast here. On the day of the event, enter your name and email address in the “Join Event” window, enter the password “Welcome123” and click “Join Now.”
“We’re excited to be participating in Pro Bono Week and highlighting the positive impact that our Executive in Residence participants bring to social ventures all over the world,” said Kelli Moore, Managing Director for Ashoka Executive in Residence. “The need for collaboration between the business and social sector to solve complex social problems has never been greater. We are rapidly expanding the Executive in Residence program to facilitate collaborations between Ashoka Fellows and corporations,” she added.
To ask the panelists questions for both the October 23 and 25 events, email Megan Coolidge, Program Manager for Ashoka Executive in Residence at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance, or use the Q&A function on WebEx during the webcasts.
Ashoka is the world’s largest organization of social entrepreneurs and changemakers. Founded in 1980 with the belief that the most powerful force in the world is a big idea in the hands of an entrepreneur, Ashoka has funded nearly 3,000 social entrepreneurs in 70 countries, providing these extraordinary individuals with funding, collaborations, and pro bono assistance to launch and scale their ideas and to create a network of peers and partners. With the increasing pace of change, Ashoka works to advance an Everyone a Changemaker™ world, where anyone can apply the skills of changemaking to solve complex social problems.
About Ashoka’s Executive in Residence Program
Executive in Residence is one of Ashoka’s signature global programs bridging the private and social sectors. In our interconnected world of accelerating change, business leaders, citizens and social entrepreneurs must collaborate across sectors effectively to solve large problems or benefit from new global opportunities that no one of them can successfully and sustainably do alone. Building these relationships – the mindset and skills to achieve them -- is key to advancing Ashoka’s core vision of an Everyone a Changemaker world.
About Pro Bono Week
Taking place October 20-26, 2013, Pro Bono Week is a global celebration of the pro bono ethic across all professions that use their talents to make a difference. Taproot Foundation works with partners around the world to focus attention on the pro bono movement each year during the third week of October. Interested professionals are encouraged to sign up for pro bono consulting opportunities, join a nonprofit board and participate in conversations such as those being hosted by Ashoka. Taproot, founded by Ashoka Fellow Aaron Hurst, drives social change by leading, mobilizing and engaging professionals in pro bono service across all sectors.