Travel writer Windy Ariestanty talks about the importance of utilizing element of empathy in her work.

Windy argues that empathy can pushes the creator, as an individual, to be more communicative. Empathy is an important skill that will lead to greater success personally and professionally; whilst also encourage you to be a better human in general.

About the speaker

Windy Ariestanty has a 10-year experience as an editor-in-chief and director of GagasMedia Group, which houses 2 leading publishers for young people, GagasMedia and Bukune.

In early 2015, she decided to enter a new field—creative communication for the publishing industry by handling 27 publishers under AgroMedia Group umbrella. She is currently developing Writing Table, a pop-up creative writing school run together by several young Indonesian writers.

Besides working as an editor, Windy is also an author. Her writings convey different point of views and angles on traveling. Instead of talking about places, she dug her topics into human interaction issues. Life Traveler, her first travelogue, which contains of narrative travel stories was shortlisted at Anugerah Pembaca Indonesia or Indonesian Reader’s Award in 2012. 

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