A Twitter-Based #SocEnt Summit for International Women’s Day

Ashoka Changemakers will host its first World Day #SocEntSummit on Twitter, two days before International Women’s Day on March 6 from 1 – 5 p.m. Indian Standard Time / 3:30 – 7:30 a.m. EST. Titled #ChangemakeHERS, this event celebrates womanhood with some of the most outstanding women social entrepreneurs from all over the world.

Women have always stood at the forefront of social change, and have demonstrated powerful impact around the most critical social issues. Women are increasingly getting involved at all levels of changemaking to address society’s unsolved problems that affect everyone (not just women).

Ashoka Changemakers will give you access to the most promising female changemakers from all over the world on March 6 during the Twitter-based #SocEntSummit at #ChangemakeHERS, setting the stage for International Women’s Day (celebrated every year on March 8). This online event offers opportunities to share ideas and knowledge, and build collaborative partnerships for co-creating women-led change.

Ashoka Changemakers is the world’s leading online community for social entrepreneurs that is building a changemaking ecosystem. The #ChangemakeHERS #SocEntSummit, hosted by @changemakers (twitter handle of Ashoka Changemakers) provides a twitter-based forum where women changemakers can continue dialoguing and sharing their ideas, thoughts, and impact throughout the year (using the hashtag #ChangemakeHERS).

All the content posted with hashtag #ChangemakeHERS will be summarized each month in a blogpost at www.changewire.blogspot.in. ChangeWire will feature the best women changemaker twitter accounts, the most popular tweets (with maximum retweets), and the posts most regularly using the #changemakeHERS hashtag. Each month, the top #ChangemakeHERS twitter participant will be interviewed on the Changemakers blog and will win in-kind prizes.

What is #SocEntSummit and how does it work?

A #SocEntSummit is a real-time, Twitter-based discussion about social entrepreneurship that focuses on specific issues, areas, themes, and events for a period of 3 – 6 hours. It is designed for current and aspiring social entrepreneurs, funders, journalists, and supporters to share ideas, discuss the state of the field, identify the latest innovations, and pinpoint areas requiring deeper exploration through online media.

You can join the #SocEntSummit anytime during the event, using your twitter account—if you aren’t on Twitter yet, visit twitter.com to sign up. Registration is quick and free.

Here are a few simple steps to join the chat:

  1. Visit TweetChat at www.tweetchat.com.
  2. Click on “Sign in,” and enter your Twitter account name and password. Authorize TweetChat by clicking on “Authorize app,” when prompted.
  3. In the box marked “Enter hashtag to follow,” type #SocEntSummit.
  4. Click “Go” and join the conversation!

Hashtags are Twitter’s way to set apart keywords, messages, or topics in any given conversation. Once you’re following the #SocEntSummit hashtag, you will be able to see every tweet from the event, even if you’re not yet following any users on Twitter.

Click here to find out more.

Vallabh Rao

Vallabh is from Bangalore, India. As a freelance consultant he helps social and green enterprises to communicate and market themselves better. Previously he has worked with media platform YourStory.in and social enterprise enabler Ashoka in India and Digital Divide Data in Cambodia.

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