Madrid, July 6th, 2006.
5 of IE’s Net Impact  members have awarded Ashoka  for “their achievements on building a competitive citizen sector, being a reference on social entrepreneurship for the past 26 years”. This symbolic monetary award was granted to Maria Zapata, Director of Ashoka Spain, who shared a very interesting conversation with Imke, Alex, Van, Russ and Alberto, the team who won 3rd place on the Global Citizenship Challenge .
At that same event, the Net Impact members presented a Partnership Proposal to Ashoka, which is intended to build a stronger win-win relationship between both organizations. Several possibilities of collaboration have been proposed, such as Pro-bono projects, through which young, enthusiastic MBA students can collaborate with Ashoka Fellows by sharing their skills and business expertise, as well as through guest speaker collaborations, benefiting form both extensive networks of incredible individuals which are dealing with socially-related issues.
Conscious of the hard work and perseverance of building a long and lasting partnership, this proposal is just the beginning of this conversation. We look forward on building upon it and we are confident that it will be a win-win partnership, based upon our common goal to make the world a better place.