Rochelle Beck
Ashoka’s Full Economic Citizen Initiative

Thought leader for FEC’s brand, messaging and global spread of its work, Rochelle is an award-winning media creator and communications strategist, writer and editor. Before joining Ashoka, she was founder and CEO of Culturas del Sol, a for-profit company she started in 1982 as a social enterprise, empowering thousands of independent producers to build their businesses and link to the global marketplace. She began her career at the Carnegie Corporation of New York, then joined the Children’s Defense Fund as its Director of Public Affairs and a senior policy analyst. She was Chair of the Board of the Harvard Education Review, and completed her doctorate in Education and Social Policy Analysis at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Beck won the World Bank’s Development Marketplace competition in the business development sector, and consults in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East in service of building entrepreneurial capacity and using the Internet to democratize access to information for all.She has edited eight full-length books, numerous scholarly and policy articles, and speaks on issues of economic opportunity, prosperity creation and gender equity.

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