Imagine Talks Podcast
The Power of Empathy with Olivia Wong, crowned Miss Asian Global
August 8, 2021
The ability to empathize exists in every human, but how would you describe your ability to empathize? Is it possible to let go of our biases about ourselves? And did you know that there is something called “survivor bias?” Olivia Wong is a Chinese-American entrepreneur, award-winning humanitarian, and Miss Asian Global 2020-2022. She is the Senior Partner at Prototype Thinking Labs, a business design and innovation lab focused on solving new business models 10x faster. Using a unique approach born at GoogleX, Olivia trains companies to confidently run experiments and build new solutions with a fraction of the effort, cost, and time. Previously, she served as a humanitarian aid worker at Zaatari, the world's largest Syrian refugee camp, and in Fukushima, Japan, after the nuclear disaster. Olivia's family came to the United States from Hong Kong and China. As a child of immigrants, she grew up in San Francisco. She graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations, and a minor in Global Peace and Security. In 2020, she launched the Empathy World Tour, an advocacy campaign to open minds and bridge understanding on 10 social issues, ranging from mental health, disability, and women's rights to Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ rights, refugees, and climate change. As Miss Asian Global, she continues her life's work of upholding the human dignity and rights of underrepresented minorities and marginalized groups, in addition to advancing racial and social justice.
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