Asha Curran


Asha Curran is Chief Innovation Officer and Director of the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at 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 inPower Fellowship.

She is the recipient of the 2015 Social Capital Hero Award, was named a 2016 Woman of Influence by New York Business Journals and is a 40 Over 40 Women to Watch honoree. Asha serves on the board of directors of, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing civil discourse and issues-driven journalism, and she is a nonresident fellow at Stanford University’s Digital Civil Society Lab.