“I will get things done for America, to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier…”

This is the first line of the AmeriCorps Pledge that I took more than 15 years ago, and I still remember it to this day. As I reflect on the journey that led me to…


What might we [un]learn by reframing our point of view (POV)?

This was the provocation we were asked to respond to as I spoke on a panel at a national insurance company this past Wednesday. Other panelists and I were asked to speak towards empathy through various lenses:

  • Empathy and…


On Tuesday, May 18, I gave the opening Keynote at the 2021 AIGA DotGov Design Conference entitled “Prioritizing Empathy to Achieve Lasting Change,” and shared lessons learned from my three years working between two White House Administrations. …


By: Amy J. Wilson and Jimena Luna

More than any other time in recent history, American workers are leaving the workforce in record numbers, and the reasons why might surprise you.

Approximately four million Americans, about 2.7 percent of the workforce, have quit their jobs each month since April 2021…


The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) just published a report to President Biden to assess the barriers towards fairness and equity in the government — the make them “become now just ideals, but principles embedded in the daily practices by which Government Serves its people.”

OMB is part of…


Below is a series of eight reflections from other Aspen Institute Fellows on their take on the pandemic’s effects:

“The whole definition of what life has been about has shifted. We have been through really what I consider the perfect storm in these difficult circumstances. The most scarce and most…


On Tuesday, May 18, I gave the opening Keynote at the 2021 AIGA DotGov Design Conference entitled “Prioritizing Empathy to Achieve Lasting Change,” and shared lessons learned from my three years working between two White House Administrations. …


Below is the last of seven case studies that go into more depth into different organizations and featuring leaders who are leading with empathy and creating systemic change in the world.

Slack Technologies (or just “Slack”) is only a few years old and deliberately built its company culture. It even…


On Tuesday, May 18, I gave the opening Keynote at the 2021 AIGA DotGov Design Conference entitled “Prioritizing Empathy to Achieve Lasting Change,” and shared lessons learned from my three years working between two White House Administrations.

The next part of this six-part series is primarily focused on the role…


On Tuesday, May 18, I gave the opening Keynote at the 2021 AIGA DotGov Design Conference entitled “Prioritizing Empathy to Achieve Lasting Change,” and shared lessons learned from my three years working between two White House Administrations.

This is the third post of a six-part series that will review the…

Amy J. Wilson

Author, Founder, and CEO. Empathy for Change. Movement maker, storyteller, empathy advocate.

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