Echoing Green’s Social Impact Talent Report highlights best-in-class social change leaders with bold ideas for solving the world’s most pressing challenges.

Meet the 2023 finalists

Echoing Green received just under 1,900 applications from 115 countries for the 2023 fellowship application cycle.

The 48 fellowship Finalists bring bold ideas and an unyielding dedication to creating better opportunities for all. Together, they are ready to build a better world.

The 2023 Talent Report is more than a list. Each Finalist stands on the shoulders of changemakers before them and shares in the hopes of their communities.

Some ideas are all about meeting young people where they are: young citizen scientists harness their creativity to be the stewards Earth needs now more than ever, while the power of robots is mobilized to expand access to STEM education among Indigenous youth. Other innovations promote land sovereignty, defend cultural rights, leverage AI to improve food systems, or engage in the arts to grow self-esteem and improve mental health.

From Madagascar to the United States to Lebanon, Uganda, and more, each person on the Talent Report is taking action today for a better tomorrow.

Although not all of the dedicated innovators in this Talent Report will become part of the 2023 Fellowship class, each leader exemplifies the potential of collective power and having the courage to act now. With these trailblazers at the helm, there’s little doubt that we can draw closer to a world free from the destruction of racism and its far-reaching consequences—where all people can thrive.

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What’s next for these innovative movement-builders today?

At Echoing Green, we aim to create a supportive ecosystem where those affected by the issues can lead the solutions. Part of this commitment to proximate leadership includes multiple actors, from funders, other leaders, and communities on the frontlines, to stay the course to elevate and fund leaders like these. The potential of this list's change-makers to turn great ideas into bold actions is limitless. By working together today to support them, we advance equity and sustainability for the long haul.

These 48 leaders are Finalists for Echoing Green’s 2023 Fellowship. Fellows will be announced in August 2023. Explore this list to check out these leaders and their efforts to advance racial justice and combat systemic oppression around the world!

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Echoing Green Finalists

Rana Abdelhamid


Aisha Abdullahi Bubah

The Sunshine Series-Mind Wellness (TSS)

Susan Abulhawa

Palestine Writes

Mukaji Ambila

Black Land Ownership Council

Ali Anderson

Feed Black Futures

Mercedes Bidart


Danielle Boyer

The STEAM Connection

Manu Chopra


Minh Dang

Survivor Alliance

Tonya Daniel

Enjoy The Baby, LLC

Stephanie Frenel

Fair Schools

Fereshteh Ganjavi

Elena's Light INC

Dhananjay Goel


Alejandra Gonza

Global Rights Advocacy

Hazer Gul

Islampur Cottage Industries Association (ICIA)

Mpho Hansjee

Women Enabled Enterprises

Fatima Hassan

Health Justice Initiative

Alvin Irby

Barbershop Books

María José Iturralde

Humans for Abundance

Olayinka Iyinolakan


Maria Jammal

Humanity Crew

Nafisa Jiddawi


Darshana Joshi

VigyanShaala International

Ronald Kasule

Diversity Ability Support Network System (Dasuns)

Johnmary Kavuma


Joslin Faith Kehdy

Recycle Lebanon

Esther Kimani

Farmerlifeline Technologies

Jigyasa Labroo

Slam Out Loud

Tarek Loubani


James Thuch Madhier

The Rainmaker Enterprise

Shiluba Mawela

Tshiamo Impact Partners

Mitchel Mboya

Young Offenders Legal Aid and Reform Advocacy (YOLARA)

Omny Miranda Martone

Sexual Violence Prevention Association (SVPA)

Boipelo Molefe


Hope Ndhlovu


Francis Odhiambo

ChezaCheza Mission Foundation

Nikki Okrah

Chaku Foods

Inés Palacios

Soñando Tucumán para transformarlo

Atim Mbah Patience

Green Farmlands

Francesca Raoelison

Omena, Inc

Gabriel Reyes

FLi Sci

Tatiana Rodriguez

Family Matters 1st

Stella Safo

Just Equity for Health

Isaac Sesi

Sesi Technologies Ltd

Alexa Simeone

Lele Art Lab

Hamidu Ssonko

Biha Eco Venture

Mathangi Swaminathan

Parity Lab

Annina Van Neel

The Tiekie Box Project