Our unique position, global reach, and systemic impact gives us the opportunity and the responsibility to ensure that all our efforts are rooted in consciousness and awareness, and that all our efforts reflect the values and the world we promote. To build an Everyone a Changemaker World in which everyone is powerful, Ashoka must critique all forms of injustices that are rooted in power, privilege, access, or oppression.
Ashoka envisions a world free of systemic oppression in which each individual has access to resources, voice, power, and safety.
Such a world will only emerge if the structural, institutional, and historical barriers that have led to the marginalization of women, Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color, religious minorities, people with disabilities, members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and working-class people, are addressed.
We, at Ashoka, are committed to making these barriers visible and gradually shifting the way that society and institutions have traditionally organized – placing some groups above others – to allow for the equitable and fair treatment of all people at Ashoka and beyond.
These are collective efforts and go far beyond the work of the DEI team.
The contribution of each and every one of us is essential to translate our vision into reality. In this journey towards a fully diverse, inclusive, and equitable world, we acknowledge that change starts with us, we recognize that we are all learners and that we have the responsibility to ensure that we embody our own values.