Danielle Goldstone

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Danielle is Principal of Goodforce, a social impact consulting company. She has over 15 years of experience in the global social entrepreneurship field. As Senior Advisor to Ashoka, the world's largest network of leading social entrepreneurs, she helps select new Ashoka Fellows around the world. She was the founding director of Ashoka’s global Empathy Initiative and the associated Changemaker Schools network. The initiative - which has built a network of social entrepreneurs, schools, media, universities and other partners that are collectively positioning empathy as the new literacy in today's world - is now active in over 25 countries on five continents. Danielle also served as Ashoka's Legal Director, helped launch Ashoka in East Africa and the Middle East/North Africa region, and was interim regional representative for Ashoka in francophone West Africa. Her background additionally includes policy advocacy with the Jubilee 2000 debt relief campaign, as well as legal work on Guantánamo detainee cases and human rights analysis related to the U.S. war on terrorism. She has written on the topics of the International Criminal Court's involvement in Uganda and the importance of empathy for social change. Danielle has a B.A. in economics and international relations from Stanford University, and a Juris Doctor, Master of Theological Studies, and Graduate Certificate in Human Rights from Emory University, where she was Editor in Chief of the Emory International Law Review. She is an attorney, admitted to the New York Bar.