When someone is searching for you on LinkedIn or they’ve just come across your profile in their search results, one of the first things they’ll see is your headline, hence the space underneath your name where you usually write your job title. Together with your profile picture, that is often enough for people to decide whether they want to know more about you or click away.
In today’s fast-paced and more than ever connected world, professional first meetings already happen on LinkedIn, so your LinkedIn page is your opportunity to make a great first impression, communicate your value and build your personal brand.
This is an edited version of Amy Cuddy’s 2012 Ted Talk. It is used at a career readiness and confidence workshop monthly hosted by Flourish Wilkes Barre.
Born with a genetic visual impairment that has no correction or cure, Susan Robinson is legally blind (or partially sighted, as she prefers it) and entitled to a label she hates: “disabled.” In this funny and personal talk, she digs at our hidden biases by explaining five ways she flips expectations of disability upside down.
“I believe that losing my hearing was one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received,” says Elise Roy. As a disability rights lawyer and design thinker, she knows that being Deaf gives her a unique way of experiencing and reframing the world — a perspective that could solve some of our largest problems. As she says: “When we design for disability first, you often stumble upon solutions that are better than those when we design for the norm.”
Welcome to this blueprint for diversity in the workplace – a raft of good practice TED talks. Please do take the time to review and discuss within the forum the most salient talks and ideas for you and your institution to support to development of EDI across the sector and the engineering and physical sciences
Free Futurelearn course – Learn how to create a more inclusive world
Many things contribute to an individual’s identity, including race, ethnicity, gender, age, appearance, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, education, and political beliefs. These things, and more, are what make each of us different. So how can we learn to embrace these differences, and celebrate them? Or to put it in a different way – how can we explore and welcome diversity?
This course will help you develop your knowledge and understanding of diversity, equipping you to create more inclusive and open environments that are welcome to all.
Free Futurelearn course – Communicating with Diverse Audiences
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Welcome to our video and discussion around Sheryl Sanberg’s TED Talk – Why we have too few women leaders.
Girls growing up in so many countries today have equal access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (known collectively as STEM) education and careers that boys have had for centuries. But they aren’t represented in these fields – here’s why it’s important they are and what we should be doing to increase the number of girl-led startups around the world
Being featured in The Guardian, Metro, Telegraph and a writer for Forbes(Europe), Dr. Pragya Agarwal is a ‘Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts’, a devoted educator, a mental health activist and campaigner for women’s rights encouraging young women to follow their passion. With this talk, she aimed to reduce the misconceptions surrounding the term “feminism” and how it isn’t a fight against men but a cry for help by everyone around the world for an equal pedestal. She goes on to explain the toxic gender boundaries that are imposed on us all from our early days and how they play into this whole men vs women culture
Throughout 2020 we held workshops and also provided online content to support early career academics for when they begin engaging in collaborative activities. Please take a look at some of the content below.
Achieving Successful Collaborations
Recommended features for successful University-Industry collaboration
Personal Branding for Academics
Resources from ‘Personal Branding for Academics’ Workshop 1 Feb 2020
Communicating with Business
Resources from ‘Communicating with Business’ Virtual Workshop May 2020.
Interesting Articles, Links and Academic Literature
Discover what Leadership and Inclusive Leadership are.
Key Qualities of Leaders
Find out about leadership skills and explore the TetraMap.
Assessments for Inclusive Leadership
Learn about assessments for Inclusive Leadership such as the TetraMap and Myers-Briggs types.
Training Opportunities for Leadership
While it is true that autism is largely a male disorder, women suffer from it too. But their unique stories often go untold. Sarai Pahla is a young woman from Zimbabwe who grew up in South Africa and has been living in Germany for a couple of years. She suffers from Asperger syndrome, a high functioning form of autism. In her talk, she describes the difficulties she has had to master in the course of her life. And she delivers a manual for those who dare to engage in a relationship with autistic women.Autism, Neurodiversity
What is autism and why is it difficult to get it diagnosed? In her talk Carrie shares her own personal journey towards diagnosis of autism: why it took 35 years, and what are the root causes for such invisible diversity?
1 out of 4 people suffer from mental illness. Look around you, and chances are out of the closest 3 people, 1 of you may be suffering from mental illness. Elizabeth speaks volumes from her own experience battling mental illness and how it is not a personal problem, but a communal one for which we are all responsible to address.
Mentoring and career expert, Professor Ellen Ensher, Ph.D., discusses tips on how to get a mentor during a TEDx talk at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. Do you agree? Have you tried? What are your thoughts?
Educator and poet Clint Smith teaches English at Parkdale High School in Prince George’s County, MD. In the classroom, Mr. Smith combines his passion for poetry and justice to teach students the importance of their own stories as catalysts for meaningful social action.
Understanding the Thinking Environment, component attention
If you want something, dream, dare, do it. If you want something extraordinary, dream, dare, do it with great mentors. If you want to learn a powerful lesson about yourself, become a mentor
Online mentoring course
Our online mentoring course including topics such as mentoring and communication skills and useful resource such as mentoring handbook.
Making the most of mentoring
A mixture of resources to help support you throughout your mentoring relationship. These resources provide advice and guidance on how to make the most of your mentoring experience.
A series of 13 training videos created by our mentoring training provider Andrew Scott. These videos recap concepts from your training sessions (e.g mentoring agreement, thinking environment etc) and act as a ‘refresher’ before starting your mentoring relationship.
What is networking and how to do it.
Inclusion Matters Networking Activity
Information from the Inclusion Matters networking activity.
Alexis M. Scott’s TEDX talk on what it means to be a female hidden figure in STEM and what one can do to change it. Be seen, be heard. Invisibility is a choice. Choose to be seen. Chose to be heard. Chose to be.
Charting the success story of the Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers UK over the last 10 years
MIT grad student Joy Buolamwini was working with facial analysis software when she noticed a problem: the software didn’t detect her face — because the people who coded the algorithm hadn’t taught it to identify a broad range of skin tones and facial structures. Now she’s on a mission to fight bias in machine learning, a phenomenon she calls the “coded gaze.” It’s an eye-opening talk about the need for accountability in coding … as algorithms take over more and more aspects of our lives
We can’t afford any more accidental engineers, explains Stephanie Hill, who has been recognized for her career achievements and community outreach, especially in the advancement of STEM education. Diversity drives innovation, and we need more voices at the table to make the impossible possible. Stephanie C. Hill is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Lockheed Martin
Melz who was the Education Officer in the University of Leeds and a recent graduate of the university gave her insight of the current curriculum in our generation speaking from experience in the form of both talking and rapping.
If we thought of discrimination as a virus, we might have moved closer to its eradication, says Iyiola Solanke, Professor of Law. Like a virus, discrimination affects the individual and society. So can we learn from public health professionals, and the way they tackle deadly epidemics like Ebola?
Science, technology, engineering and math — or STEM — benefits from the participation of people who reflect a broad diversity of viewpoints, experiences and cultures. Yet some people who would do well in STEM face potential hurdles to research careers due to discrimination and other types of biases based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. As a group, these individuals fall into what’s known as LGBTQ+ spectrum.