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Asha Curran

2017 Speaker

ASHA CURRAN is chief innovation officer and director of the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y, which was recently named one of the 10 Most Innovative Nonprofits by Fast Company. She leads #GivingTuesday, the annual day of giving following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, as well as a portfolio of global, digitally-driven initiatives including 7 Days of Genius, the Social Good Summit, the Ben Franklin Circles, and the Women in power Fellowship. She is the recipient of the 2015 Social Capital Hero award, named a 2016 Woman of Influence by New York Business Journals, and is a Forty over 40 Women to Watch honoree. Curran serves on the board of directors of, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing civil discourse and issues-driven journalism, and she is a non-resident Fellow at Stanford University’s Digital Civil Society Lab. @radiofreeasha