Happier Together

Author Jon Yates discusses how we can overcome our divisions to create a happier and less polarised society.

This conversation with Dr Mark Williamson was recorded at an Action for Happiness event on 23 February 2022.

About The Speaker

Jon Yates is Executive Director of the Youth Endowment Fund, a £200m charitable fund focused on integrating young people into society. After graduating from the University of Oxford, he started his career as a community worker in the London Borough of Newham, before joining McKinsey and Company, where he advised charities, companies and government on strategy and organisational development. He has co-founded a series of charities and initiatives including The Challenge and More in Common aimed at improving life chances and understanding. These programmes now reach 1 in 6 Britons in their lifetime. He is the author of Fractured: why our societies are coming apart and how we put them back together again.

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