Speakers

Ashoka Fellow and Founder of Kanchi and Binc

Caroline Casey is an award-winning social entrepreneur, international speaker and leading authority on diversity and inclusion. She is a celebrated TED speaker and the first Irish Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. Since taking a life-changing decision at 28 to leave her successful career in management consulting and travel across India on an elephant, Caroline has been committed to building a global movement to create an equal society for the 1.3 billion people in the world with a disability. Caroline’s personal...

Founder and CEO of Fox&Sheep

Verena is a member of the Ashoka Support Network and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. She has won the “CEO of the future” competition and was named as one of the 50 most inspiring women in European technology in 2017. Verena founded her first company at the age of 19. Today, Fox & Sheep is one of the most successful German digital publishers world-wide with 20 million downloads in more than 100 countries. The company develops apps for children in collaboration with authors and illustrators. In 2016 she...

Moderator

Natasha Walker is a communication consultant and has been living in and working from Heidelberg, Germany, for 23 years, where she is married and has two children.

After her degree in English Literature and Modern Languages at Oxford University, Natasha discovered her knack for facilitating complex change and strategy projects for corporations, governments and civil society. She is also specialised in supporting teams going global. Her work makes decisions more effective and changes the way people work together.

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Ashoka Germany

Rainer Höll builds bridges between foundations, decision-makers, welfare organizations and social entrepreneurs for Ashoka since 2010. He is responsible for the Fellow selection in the 16 European country offices, as well as for HELLO EUROPE, Ashoka's European initiative for migration and integration. Before Ashoka he founded educational initiatives and worked as a project manager in foundations. He studied Philosophy and German Literature in Tübingen, Berlin and London and holds an MBA from the Harvard University.