Beeta Ansari
Exchange Director, Ashoka U

Beeta is Ashoka U’s Exchange Director, a global convening for social entrepreneurship education. Each year, the Exchange brings together hundreds of innovative faculty, students, social entrepreneurs and Ashoka Fellows and arms them with the resources to disseminate and embed social entrepreneurship at their institution. In addition to managing all logistics related to the Exchange, Beeta serves as the main point of contact for all attendees, develops content to be shared and presented at the Exchange, and moderates an online community for participants. In addition to the Exchange, Beeta also manages Ashoka U’s communications and finances. Previously, Beeta worked as a Procurement Manager at a tech startup and tutored students at KIPP Academy in Houston. Beeta graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BS in Economics.

Articles by Beeta Ansari

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    NexThought Monday – 2/24/14: How to grow a conference by 2500% and build a community

    Why would social change organizations devote a huge amount of their valuable (and very scarce) staff, time, and resources to convenings that will only last a matter of days? What impact does a single event actually create, and how do you know you’ve created it? As a conference director at Ashoka U (the university division of the global social entrepreneurship organization Ashoka), seeing this upsurge in events has caused me to pause and reflect: What makes a great event?

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