"On my way to Washington, D.C. from New York City the other day, I (Sara) stepped onto an escalator just after an older man who was probably in his seventies. As we rode down the escalator, his bag got stuck in the tracks, and he took a tumble..."
Bill Drayton, the C.E.O. and Founder of Ashoka, sees empathy as fundamental to creating a world of changemakers – where citizens lead the solutions our society needs. According to Drayton, our challenging world requires a whole new set of skills: people “must master empathy, teamwork, the new leadership, and changemaking first. Only then will they be able to put their knowledge to work. The most important of these skills is empathy. It is the foundation for everything else. ”