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Connecting people through compelling storytelling to build empathy and foster change

Connecting people through compelling storytelling to build empathy and foster change

When employees feel comfortable coming to work as their authentic selves, they are more likely to make meaningful contributions to their teams, invest in their physical, mental and financial health, and seek ways to improve the community.

WWT Storytellers is a forum for employees to share their personal stories of challenge, growth, inspiration and triumph to help connect our employees globally, and drive a culture of inclusion that incorporates multiple perspectives, experiences and ideas. 

Transformation through education and appreciation

When personal experiences and views are met with open minds and a willingness to understand, we create an atmosphere that encourages storytelling — a powerful tool that can spark change. By embracing diversity in people and thought, we're able to make a positive impact on the world. 

The process of telling my story helped me feel seen… It gave me hope that someone might read the story that I shared and learn a little something about what it is like to not feel safe to share who you are and how impactful it can be when they do feel safe and supported. WWT Storyteller

Listen. Learn. Act.

Transformation doesn’t happen without listening. To foster a sense of safety and to ensure stories are heard and utilized to create a better future, we established a set of Employee Resource Groups to help facilitate our understanding of each other through listening, learning and engaging.

Diversity is critical to our success

Diversity is critical to our success

Storytellers is a key initiative within our broader Diversity & Inclusion program, which seeks to drive shared value across our people, business and community. When we invest in our people, we enable them to deliver tangible business outcomes and better themselves while creating a force multiplier for our collective ability to impact the communities in which we work.

I did not realize how little I knew about the people I work with every day. These stories inspired me to learn even more so I can be a better colleague and friend, and hopefully, help inspire others to want to change. WWT employee