Join us for a #SocEntSummit Twitter chat tomorrow at 12:15 P.M.

March 6 at 12:15 P.M. Join @AshokaIndia on Twitter for a #SocEntSummit chat titled 'Women as Change Leaders.'

Ashoka Changemakers will celebrate International Women’s Day this year on Twitter. @Changemakers will host its first #SocEntSummit titled #ChangemakeHERS, to celebrate the spirit of womanhood with the most outstanding women social entrepreneurs from all over the world. 

As part of this celebration, Ashoka India (@AshokaIndia) is moderating the first session titled 'Women as Change Leaders' at 12:15 PM India Standard Time. The session will end at 2:15 PM. We have invited the following members from the Ashoka community to participate as panelists:

1) Hasina Kharbhih (@Hasina Kharbhih) Impulse Social Enterprise

2) Shilpi Kapoor ( @ShilpiKapoor) Barrier Break Technologies

3) Jesicca Mayberry (@VideoVolunteers) Video Volunteers

4) Biplab Paul (@BiplabKetanPaul)

5) Supriya Sankaran (@ssankaran) Venture Manager, Ashoka India


What is #SocEntSummit and how does it work?

A #SocEntSummit is a real-time, Twitter-based discussion on social entrepreneurship focused around specific issues, areas, themes, and events that spans for 12hrs non stop. 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 over an online media. 

You are free to join the #SocEntSummit anytime during the event, using your twitter account—if you aren’t on Twitter yet, visit to sign up. Registration is quick and free. 
Here are a few simple steps to join the chat:

1. Visit TweetChat at Also here is the shortcut link to the #SocEntSummit:

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 in #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. 

Before the onset of the event, @changemakers will let followers, listeners, and participants know that the #SocEntSummit is underway. Those who are following along will be asked to introduce themselves. After a few quick introductions, @changemakers will start the moderated sessions.

Enter the discussion at any time, just be sure to include the #SocEntSummit hashtag, otherwise your tweet will not be seen by other chat participants. (If you're using an application like TweetChat, you can type your message without worrying about adding the #SocEntSummit hashtag—many programs will do it for you automatically!)