During my career as a journalist, I gravitated to the nexus of business and social innovation. I co-founded and directed the Fast Company/Monitor Group Social Capitalist Awards, the first attempt to systemically assess (and celebrate) the top social entrepreneurs in America. Now, I'm at Ashoka, running the Ashoka Knowledge initiative. Our ambition is to advance citizenship and strengthen democratic society – by identifying and supporting news & knowledge innovations that better inform, connect, and engage people around the world. Our goal: a world where everyone can engage freely and powerfully with knowledge to advance their own lives and society. Where I've been: News clerk/writer at The New York Times in New York and London. MBA. Writer for Business Day in Johannesburg, South Africa. Bureau manager and editor for BusinessWeek in Boston and New York. Project manager for food distribution effort in Namibia. Writer, then executive editor at Fast Company.