Bill pioneered the field of social entrepreneurship and is considered one of the world’s greatest thinkers on social change. Through Ashoka, which he founded in 1981, Bill introduced the world to a fundamentally new model of how ideas can change systems across the world. A serial entrepreneur, Bill has also founded various other organizations, including Get America Working! and Youth Venture. Passionate about young people, Bill speaks often about the need to ensure that children master empathy and the other skills of changemaking.