Leaning into empathy to build a successful career

For many of us, empathy is a natural strength that can feel like a drawback. It can cause us to feel the stresses of our colleagues too keenly. It can result in us seeing decision-making situations from other people’s perspectives to the extent that it becomes hard to know what we think ourselves. But learning how to lean into your empathy, rather than push it away, can pay dividends. It can supercharge your personal development, the quality of your communication and your ability to navigate complex commercial and professional relationships. In this session, we’ll explore how to embrace your empathy to drive success at work.

Kit Gilbert


Kit Gilbert leads EMEA Operations and HR for Niantic, the creator of Pokémon GO, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and Ingress Prime. She was previously Operations Director at Quill Content before joining Sensible Object as COO, where she worked on the studio’s sale to Niantic and led its subsequent integration. Kit specialises in developing high-performing teams and structures that empower rapidly scaling tech companies to meet their commercial goals. She is currently focused on building out Niantic’s EMEA operation alongside chairing its global D&I council and contributing to its company-wide HR strategy.

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