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Vipin Thekk

Vipin Thekk

Senior Director


Issue passionate about: Unleashing the human potential  

Greatest inspiration: Stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

Spirit animal: Elephant

Vipin Thekk is an experienced facilitator, coach, design consultant, public speaker and entrepreneur. He is the founder of the Changemaker Communities initiative, which weaves together influential institutions in cities to support the next generation of changemakers. He specializes in supporting and equipping individuals and teams to thrive in a rapidly changing world. He designed and built the Changemaker School districts model, where stakeholders in a school district co-create ideas to integrate ‘empathy & agency’ into the mindset, systems, and culture of the district.


Ashoka has many media partners that are dedicated to spreading the everyone a changemaker message. Some of our partners are below.

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Ashoka partners with the most innovative corporations ready to co-create a multi-faceted partnership that engages various parts of their business. Ashoka looks for corporations that embrace changemaking culture internally with their employees as well as within their broader business.

Over the years Ashoka Youth Years US has partnered with over 50 corporations to encourage tens of thousands of young people to become changemakers and grow changemaking culture within their businesses.


Youth serving organizations in our network value changemaking culture for their employees as well as the young people they work with.  They help grow changemaker mindsets in their employees and provide opportunities for youth to practice empathy and changemaking at various points in their day.