Monday, 20 February 2012

Join the ­­­­Twitter based #SocEntSummit titled #ChangemakeHERS, on March 06, 2012 between 12 noon to 12 midnight IST

As a curtain raiser to International Women’s Day celebration, join the ­­­­Twitter based #SocEntSummit titled #ChangemakeHERS, on March 06, 2012 between 12 noon to 12 midnight IST /1:30am to 1:30pm EST. Save the date and spread the word!

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. 

Women have stood in the forefront of social change since time immemorial and have demonstrated powerful impact around strongest social issues. They are increasingly getting involved at all levels of changemaking to address urgent social change issues that affect the society at large (and not just women).
Ashoka Changemakers is all set to stage the most promising women changemakers from all over the world on March 06, 2012 during a Twitter based #SocEntSummit on #ChangemakeHERS, setting the tone for the International Women’s Day (celebrated every year on March 08). This event will be an occasion to share ideas, impart knowledge and build collaborative partnerships to co-create change in our society lead by women.

Ashoka Changemakers, as world’s leading online platform for social entrepreneurs, has been working towards facilitating development of changemaking ecosystem. #ChangemakeHERS #SocEntSummit by @changemakers (twitter handle of Ashoka Changemakers) is an effort to establish a twitter forum for women changemakers to continue dialoguing and sharing their ideas, thoughts and impact throughout the year (using hashtag #ChangemakeHERS).

All the content aggregated during a month with hashtag #ChangemakeHERS will culminate into a blogpost on http://changewire.blogspot.in/. Best women changemaker twitter accounts, most popular tweets (with maximum retweets) & most regular twitter posts with #ChangemakeHERS hashtag will also be felicitated on ChangeWire. The top twitter participant of #ChangemakeHERS each month will be interviewed for Changemakers Blog and will win in-kind prizes.

Session plan for #SocEntSummit on #ChangemakeHERS will be posted shortly.
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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
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. Also here is the shortcut link to the #SocEntSummit: http://tweetchat.com/room/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 #SocEntChat.
  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. Don’t forget to use hashtag #ChangemakeHERSyou’re your dialogues.
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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 #SocEntChat hashtag—many programs will do it for you automatically!) 

Please do invite your friends or colleagues or allies who are interested in or belong to the Women Changemaking space. Share this blog post on Facebook or spread the word on Twitter. Here is a sample tweet:
Join @changemakers on March 06, 2012 between 12noon to midnight IST for an intriguing #SocEntSummit on #changemakeHERS! Spread the word & save the date!

We will acknowledge all our #SocEntSummit Partners for this event during the event. All partners are expected to actively promote the event and bring in participants for the discussion to enrich it to the fullest. To be our prime #SocEntSummit partner, please contact Indrani Sharma at isharma@ashoka.org.

* Session moderation partnerships and prize sponsors solicited. 
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