Alex Matthews

Ashoka Staff
Community Manager

Alex manages Ashoka UK’s community of Fellows and supporters, creating opportunities for them to connect and identify ways to drive change. She joined Ashoka in 2018 to manage events and a few months later took over the management of the Fellowship community. A languages graduate from Newcastle University in the UK, Alex spent the first part of her career in advertising. While she learned a huge amount and developed valuable skills, she realised that she needed a career which allowed her to have a positive impact on society and the environment, so left in 2017 to pursue a new direction. A volunteer placement at Ashoka sparked her interest in social entrepreneurship; as well as working at Ashoka, Alex has co-founded an organisation called The New Ism with Ashoka Fellow Mel Young, with the ambition of creating a new, more inclusive economic system built on existing social innovation.