We knew that the perfect read would offer illuminating perspectives to challenge and inform us, and provide new tools and ideas to the Wily Network. Steve Pemberton’s book, A Chance in the World, did all that and more. This frank and moving memoir chronicles Steve’s experiences of loss, adversity, hope and hard-won successes. Judi Alperin King noted that Steve’s book was a shaping influence on the Wily Network in its earliest days.
Pemberton, who is the Chief Human Resources Officer at WorkHuman and a Wily advisory council member, joined Carmen Ortiz-McGhee, Executive Vice President of NAIC, Wily Scholar J’Saun, and Wily’s Executive Director Judi Alperin King for a virtual discussion on July 27, 2020, about his book and the subject of empathy: what makes it authentic, how it impacts us, and how we can cultivate authentic empathy in our lives.