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Weekly Resources from the Catalyst Community: Week of July 7th

Read, Watch, Listen, a curated Collection of resources and stories from around the web

Welcome to our weekly showcase featuring a curated selection of valuable resources shared by our community. We explore various topics, including professional development, diversity, equity, and mentorship. We enjoy sharing these resources and hope they will benefit you as much as they have benefitted us.

In this episode of A Seat at the Table, Jessica Tuman, Head of Enterprise ESG at Voya Financial, discusses the importance of dispelling myths around disability employment, creating a culture to support disability-inclusive hiring, and understanding the complex realities of people with disabilities and their caregivers in the workplace.

The business world must recognize and harness different kinds of thinkers, including visual and spatial visualizers, to increase creativity and problem-solving. The article, When Great Minds Don't Think Alike, from the Harvard Business Review, spells out exactly what needs to change. Leaders should encourage schools to nurture visual skills, change hiring practices, and understand that accommodations are not special favors. When different kinds of thinkers work in teams with complementary skills, they can be very effective.

Mentorship can be a powerful tool for entrepreneurs, business owners, and leaders to accelerate learning and improve leadership skills. Defining the role of mentorship in leadership development can elevate employee performance and efficiency, teach critical skills, and outline a path to success for mentees. This article from American Express discusses some of the benefits and productive relationships that can form through the mentorship cycle.

Have you ever heard of peer mentorship and where it fits in your life? In this week's article, we're talking all about peer mentorship and how it can benefit you not only professionally, but mentally and personally as well. A supportive peer can provide valuable guidance, support and open doors to new opportunities and connections, leading to a fulfilling and successful career path.

Finally, our very own Jenn Jones, the Head of DEI Programming at Recruitomics Consulting, covers fundamental DEI concepts, including bias, privilege, the progression from Ally to Accomplice to Co-Conspirator on a person's DEI learning journey, and more! Whether you're new to DEI education or looking to deepen your understanding, this conversation is a must-watch.

Thanks for reading! If you have any interesting resources we should share in our next roundup, let us know at [email protected].

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