Awards & Recognition


Innovation & Entrepreneurism

Young Presidents' Organization Social Engagement Network (SEN) Philanthropy Award (2014)

Recognized for commitment to advance the existing framework of business in philanthropy.

Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship (2004-2013)

Awarded to those whose work has the potential for large-scale influence on critical challenges of our time.

Fast Company / Monitor Social Capitalist Award (2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004)

Awarded for innovation and social impact, as well as the viability and sustainability of our business model.

Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year (2014)

Awarded to Erin Ganju on behalf of Room to Read.

Times of India Social Impact Award (2013)

Asia Society Social Responsibility Award (2009)

Awarded to John Wood on behalf of Room to Read

Sand Hill Group Foundation Social Entrepeneurship Award (2006)

Awarded to Room to Read for helping to improve the lives of low-income women and children.

TIME Asia Heroes Award (2004)

Room to Read founder John Wood was recognized as one of 20 individuals who have done something brave, bold, or remarkable before they've reached the age of 40.

Draper Richards Fellowship Award (2002-2004)

Awarded to John Wood on behalf of Room to Read.