There are very few people in this world who can call themselves an Ashoka Globalizer. Here at Specialisterne Foundation (former Specialist People Foundation), we are proud to say that Founder and Chairman of the Board, and Ashoka Fellow since 2010, Thorkil Sonne is one of these few. It was Thorkil’s work with Specialisterne and the Speciallist People Foundation that originally brought him to Ashoka’s attention. Ashoka, a global network of over 2,500 social entrepreneurs, active in more than 70 countries, welcomed Thorkil into the exclusive Globalizer network earlier this year. Being named an Ashoka Globalizer is one of the highest accolades in the world of social entrepreneurship. The program identifies approximately 40 Ashoka Fellows whose ideas are considered the “most ready to globalize,” and then aims to leverage Ashoka’s global reach and network of social and business entrepreneurs to link these ideas to the financial, strategic and intellectual support they need to go global.
“The benefits that comes from being named an Ashoka Globalizer are invaluable, says Thorkil. “It opens so many doors and provides you with a world of opportunities that make it easier to truly gloablize social innovations such as Specialisterne.”
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