FORCE Institute of Social Innovation (FISI)
“It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela
“The one single factor that determines society’s success is the percentage of change-makers within it.” – Bill Drayton, Chairman and CEO Ashoka
To spark, support, steer and scale change-making ideas in social entrepreneurs/ innovators
To help you develop your idea, hone your social innovation skill sets, develop the responsible leader in you and to help you achieve your dream of transforming society for the better.
Whatever be your age, gender, nationality or any other demographic and whatever be the stage your idea is at, if you are a social innovator – talk to us!
The FORCE behind FORCE Institute of Social Innovation
A Social Entrepreneur and Environmentalist, Jyoti Sharma is the Co-Founder and Chairperson of the FORCE group of Non-Profits. She is an IIM Bangalore (India) graduate, an Ashoka Fellow and a Swearer Fellow at Brown University (USA). Under her stewardship, FORCE has won several accolades and has been nominated to many policy and advisory committees of the Indian union and state governments. She brought to FORCE, an interesting blend of knowledge and experience – an academic background in Economics and Business Management; experience of working in advertising, marketing and academics. This translated into a vision and an approach built on partnerships, community-centered innovation, effectiveness and ratcheting impact with ethics and responsible leadership being the non-negotiables. Based on her own experience and that of social innovators and social scientists from across the world, she has developed a set of guidelines and recommended a learning path for effective social change-making. These encapsulated learnings are shared in FISI programs.