In response to the fast-changing dynamics of the world and how we interact with each other, we have created this hub of resources to help our community of students and professionals with disabilities navigate today's "new normal", as well as support university leaders, employers, and colleagues looking to better support those with disabilities. Included below are links to key tools and strategies for your professional and personal well-being.
Voices of Lime: Leadership and Disability
In observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we are excited to celebrate the impact that people with disabilities have in shaping a more accessible and inclusive world. Each day we see leaders within our Lime Connect community who are tapping into the strengths and skills that they have developed as a result of, not in spite of, living with their disabilities. Join Lime Connect’s Global Board Chair Emeritus, Tom Wilson, as he sits down to talk about disability, leadership, and accessibility with Varun Chandak, our inaugural Lime Connect Leadership in Disability awardee. Whether you’re looking to hone your own leadership skills or seeking to grow and support leaders with disabilities in your workplace or community, this is a conversation not to be missed.
Event Date: Friday, December 3rd @ 11:30 AM EST
Previously Recorded Webinars & Panel Discussions
Voices of Lime: The Intersecting Identities of Veterans + Disability
Join Lime Connect and Maureen Elias, a veteran advocate and a veteran with a disability herself, as she moderates a panel discussion with Lime Connect’s veteran Network members who live with disabilities. During this discussion, we will explore how disability intersects with a person’s military identity and how this intersection impacts a veteran’s approach to disclosure, networking, career search, and work in general.
Meet the Panelists
Dialogue on Disclosure: Featuring The Tech Disability Project
Lime Connect and the Tech Disability Project discuss when and how to disclose a disability in the workplace. Hear from a panel of professionals with disabilities as they speak to their experiences disclosing and requesting accommodations in the workplace.
Meet the Panelists
Founder & CEO of Chronically Capable
Director of Marketing and Communications at
Knowbility + Founder of Project Hearing
Sales at Troops
Voices of Lime: The Intersecting Identities of LGBTQIA2S+ + Disability
Lime Connect Next Gen board member and Chief Strategy Officer of the Black Veterans Project, Daniele Anderson, moderates a panel discussion with Lime Connect’s LGBTQIA2S+ Network members who live with disabilities. As a queer veteran with a disability, Daniele is uniquely positioned to lead the conversation around how disability intersects with a person’s experience of gender and sexuality, and how that intersection impacts the workplace - including disclosure, career decisions, and professional relationships. We also cover how employers can best support their LGBTQIA2S+ employees with disabilities, and practical takeaways for creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace.
Meet the Panelists
Voices of Lime: Insights Into Life with a Mental Health Condition
Lime Connect and The Stability Network’s Michelle Tenzyk moderates a discussion with Lime Network members about living and working with a mental health condition. Through this engaging session, attendees gain a deeper understanding of mental health conditions as well as ways in which to support individuals on both personal and professional levels.
Click here to watch the replay video!
Voices of Lime: Insights Into Chronic Health Conditions
Goldman Sachs managing director, and Lime Connect board member, Suzanne Gauron engages with a panel of Lime Network members about living and working successfully with a chronic health condition. Through this engaging session, viewers will gain a deeper understanding of chronic health conditions as well as ways in which to support individuals on both personal and professional levels.
As someone who lives with Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) herself, Suzanne touches on her own story and how she is uniquely positioned to lead the conversation around the challenges our panelists experience – and the strategies and accommodations that have helped them succeed.
Making Work “Work” for Employees with Chronic Health Conditions
Join Lime Connect and Dr. Alyssa McGonagle in our discussion on the unique challenges faced by employees with chronic health conditions. Dr. McGonagle, who is serving as Associate Professor, Psychology and Organizational Science at UNC (Charlotte), shares strategies to support employees with chronic health conditions and ways to create a workplace that promotes sustainable work and employee well-being.
Building Back Better: Opportunities for Creating a More Accessible Workplace
The Unique Disability Perspective: Accessibility @ Work
Network members will share the unique strengths, skills, and perspectives that people with disabilities bring to the workplace and the world; and the tangible benefits to their companies. Featuring Eboni Freeman (Moderator - Google), Bryan Stromer (Microsoft), Emeline Lakrout (Unilever) and Jimmy Tobin (Google).
Accessibility and Inclusion Through Google Technology
Accessibility and Inclusion Through Microsoft Technology
Mental Health: Strategies for Compassion and Self-Care
Watch the replay of our recent session with National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NAMI-NYC) Executive Director, Matt Kudish, for an impactful learning experience where we discuss our current situation and its lasting effects on our mental wellness.
Managing Anxiety and Your Mental Health During COVID-19
How to Adjust Your Career Development and Job Search During the Coronavirus
Robyn Behlke, Career Consultant for MBA students at the Rotman School of Management - University of Toronto, and long-time Lime Connect partner, takes you through a course on personal branding and networking best practices for our new virtual world, and steps to stay motivated in your job search process.
Log in to The Lime Network to watch the replay video!
Additional Resources For Transitioning Workplaces
Looking for additional disability-related resources to assist in navigating transitioning workplaces? We have curated a list of our favorite tips and tools developed and shared by our team as well as our corporate partners, panelists, and trusted experts.
If you're a corporate partner, please contact your Lime Connect liaison for access to exclusive resources for supporting employees with disabilities. Don't know your liason? Click here to contact us for access.
If you're a student or professional with a disability, log into or join The Lime Network today and get full access to all of our resources, coaching, career opportunities, and more.
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