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Darlene joined Ashoka in 2007 and works with the Strategic Partnerships Team and Changemakers Team on several initiatives related to technology and social innovation. Prior to Ashoka, Darlene launched Asia Society Young Professionals for the Asia Society Washington Center, developed a service-learning program for an experimental high school in Burma, managed cross-cultural leadership programs for Volunteers in Asia/Stanford University, developed an overseas education program for American teenagers in Vietnam and served as a Fellow with Japan-US Community Education and Exchange in Tokyo. She is a co-founder of the Matternet and founder of DIYRockets.org. She received her bachelor's degree in History from Stanford University, her master's degree in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins SAIS and attended the Singularity University in the Silicon Valley.
Francois is the founding Director of the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. The Bertha Centre has rapidly become the leading academic centre in Africa dedicated to advancing social innovation in Africa. The core approach of the Bertha Centre has been to uncover pioneer connect social innovations and social entrepreneurs that work to generate inclusive opportunities and advance social justice in our country and continent contributing embedding social impact and innovation at the heart of a leading business school.
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Marina’s work in social entrepreneurship dates back over a decade. She started at Stanford University, leading the Future Social Innovators’ Network, the Social Entrepreneurs’ Challenge, and co-founding the university’s first minor in social innovation. Since then, Marina co-founded and leads Ashoka U, working with campuses to embed social innovation as an educational focus and core value of the university culture. Marina’s work has been featured on Social Edge, change.org, in the Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times. Marina was named in the Forbes 30 under 30 for Social Entrepreneurship, recognizing her work with Ashoka U.