Konstanze Frischen
Leader Ashoka North

Live on stage: Meet her on Day 2 at the FLI Conference 2018.

About: Within years, Konstanze Frischen built up the most powerful network of social innovators across the European continent, Ashoka. Konstanze Frischen leads Ashoka in North America and is a member of the organization’s Global Leadership Group. She founded Ashoka in her native Germany in 2003 and co-founded Ashoka Europe, convinced that social entrepreneurship could contribute to innovation and change in welfare economies. She also co-founded the Globalizer, an initiative re-defining what we mean by scale. She became Ashoka Europe’s director in 2011, before moving to the US in early 2015. She worked for CNN and was a tenured writer for Germany’s quality broadsheet FAZ, as well as a member of the team that launched the Sunday paper FAS. Until her departure to the US, she was a board member of GLS Bank, Germany’s leading credit union committed to sustainability. She’s a member of the Generation CEO network and a Fellow of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation.