Engineer Inclusion

What is the difference between kindness and empathy?​

Kindness and empathy are different, and both are valuable practices. In this brief animation, we share the definitions of kindness and empathy, outline the four qualities of empathy, and describe why we must practice empathy.

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Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

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Are you brave enough to listen like Wonder Woman?

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Meagan Pollock, PhD

Dr. Meagan Pollock envisions a world where personal and social circumstances are not obstacles to achieving potential, and where kindness, inclusivity, and conservation prevail.

An international speaker, teacher, engineer, and equity leader, her mission is to provide services, tools, and resources that inspire awareness and initiate action.

As an engineer turned educator, Meagan Pollock is focused on engineering equity into education and the workforce.

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