Ed Kirwan

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Ed Kirwan

Ed Kirwan

Founder and CEO, Empathy Week
United Kingdom
Ed Kirwan is the CEO, founder and filmmaker at Empathy Week - a global educational programme using the power of film to develop the skills of empathy and leadership in every student. In just two years Empathy Week has engaged 100,000 students with a mission to build the #EmpathyGeneration. Previously a teacher and Head of Chemistry in a North London School for 3 years, Ed also completed a Masters in Education and Leadership at UCL IOE. He then moved into a career of filmmaking, human-led storytelling and leadership facilitation. Since then he's worked with some of the world's largest school groups such as Cognita as well as companies such as Snapchat during Empathy Week. Ed believes that in order to change the world we first have to understand the people in it. Empathy shouldn't be an add-on. It is the most crucial skill to lead better personal and professional lives
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