Mary Gordon Founder/President, Roots of Empathy

Mary Gordon is the Founder/President of Roots of Empathy, a program that to date has reached more than 325,000 children in Canada, New Zealand, the Isle of Man and the United States (in Seattle, Washington). As an internationally recognized educator, child advocate and parenting expert, Gordon is a frequent speaker and consultant for governments, educational organizations and public institutions. Her program has been recognized by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, and the World Health Organization, among others, and won a 2008 international Changemakers award from the Ashoka Foundation. Gordon is the author of the bestselling book Roots of Empathy, Changing the World Child by Child.