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Weekly Resources from the Catalyst Community: Week of August 11th

Updated: Oct 4, 2023


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.



Susan Colantuono's Ted Talk highlights the career advice that individuals don't usually receive. She emphasizes that women are overlooked in leadership roles as they are not given the right advice to enhance their careers. She provides a 3-point formula that includes; technical experience, business acumen, and strategic acumen, which helps women to become successful leaders. Her lecture emphasizes that it is less about gender and more about the skills individuals possess. Colantuono's talk is a must-see for aspiring leaders.



Networking is a crucial aspect of success in the biotech industry, but many find it intimidating. However, with our tips, anyone can build a strong professional network that can help them achieve their career goals. By focusing on building relationships based on shared interests and values, a strong network can help achieve career aspirations. This post offers actionable tips and strategies for making connections and building a network in the biotech industry.



Regina Hartley's Ted Talk, "Why the best hire might not have the perfect resume," challenges the common hiring preconceptions and emphasizes the value of "scrappers"- those who have overcome obstacles and hardships. She argues that extensive resumes and impressive job titles do not necessarily indicate success in the workplace. Instead, she highlights the importance of grit, resilience, and passion in candidates. Hartley's talk inspires employers to look beyond qualifications and recognize the potential in individuals who have persevered through tough circumstances.



Are you struggling to navigate the world of hybrid work etiquette? "What We're Still Getting Wrong About Hybrid-Working Etiquette," an article by Worklife News, discusses some common mistakes people make when working in a hybrid environment. From a lack of clear communication to failing to accommodate different schedules, the article provides valuable tips on how to excel in a hybrid setting. Take your hybrid work game to the next level by learning from the experts!



In this Ted Talk, Carla Harris shares tips on networking and finding the right person to help you advance in your career. She emphasizes the importance of building relationships, asking for what you want, and having a clear elevator pitch. Harris also highlights the value of finding a sponsor who can advocate for you and open doors to new opportunities. Her insights are useful for anyone hoping to take their career to the next level. If you want to learn more about networking and career development, be sure to check out this insightful talk.



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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