The Currency of Empathy® 

An Antidote to Our Empathy Deficit

A Manifesto for Changing the Systems We Lean Into

Jacqueline Acho, Ph.D.

Dr. Jacqueline Acho earned a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from MIT, and worked in strategy, leadership, and cultural transformation for more than 25 years as a partner of McKinsey & Company and as an entrepreneur. She wrote, consulted, and spoke about the power of empathy and her first book, “Currency of Empathy: The Secret to Thriving in Business & Life,” paints a vision of a better way to live and work. Upon her diagnosis of ovarian cancer in February 2020, she wrote about her experience with extraordinary insight, grace and beauty. “Cancer Culture: Fixing the Landscape by Infusing Empathy,” is the result of those writings. Jackie passed away at home in hospice care on December 22, 2022.

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Media & Speaking

TEDx Cleveland State University

What It’s Really Going to Take to Get More Women in Leadership…and Why Men Should Care (April 2016)

WKYC 3: Jacqueline Acho- Author of ‘Currency of Empathy’ Breaks Down the Ways Emotional & Physical Toxicity Can Affect Your Health & Well-Being

An Antidote to Our Empathy Deficit Disorder


An Antidote to Our Empathy Deficit Disorder

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