2020 GlobalMindED Conference
June 6-8
Sheraton Denver Downtown
GlobalMindED is a 501(c)(3) innovation network that closes the equity gap through education, entrepreneurship, employment and economic mobility to create a capable, diverse talent pipeline.
Marta Newhart is a Fortune 100 Chief Communications Officer. She has led rebranding and cultural integration for Boeing, Medtronic and Johnson Controls. After overseeing the space and defense communications organizations, she won a PRSA Prism Award for cultural change during the integration of McDonnell Douglas, Rockwell and Hughes International into Boeing. Marta uses her voice and expertise to talk about the advantages of Including more Hispanics in Diversity and Inclusion plans. We caught up with her after an event at where she was the keynote speaker. Here are some of her remarks....
Hispanics Are Missing in the Diversity and Inclusion Dialogue

We talk a lot about Diversity and Inclusion because we aren't solving the problem, in fact in some cases, we aren't even looking at the problem. Searching for the right fit is part of the problem. We keep trying to hire and surround ourselves with employees who "fit in", people who look like us, act like us and deliver what we expect. 

Here's another way to think about it...If I'm hiring someone like me, seemingly, someone who will fit in, aren't I just hiring more of the same. It's the concept of conformity. But if we are really trying to solve the diversity and inclusion issue, is this what we need? Continuing this thinking puts us at a disadvantage and keeps us from hiring real stars. At the same time, if we think differently, we are going to disrupt the status quo, and the "let's find someone who fits in model." It won't be easy, but we need to do it differently. Hiring practices need to change. 

I've learned that fitting in is highly overrated and I didn't get here by following the crowd. I've learned that context, intentions and nuances matter and that if I had listened to society, I never would have progressed to where I am. #Blazeyourownpath 

So why are we still talking about diversity and inclusion? Because, despite well-documented business benefits, organizations still lag when it comes to creating a diverse workforce. And given the size of the Hispanic population, our numbers are disproportionately lagging. 

Last year may ultimately be known as the tipping point for diversity and inclusion. 

As the demand for diversity grows louder by the day and brand equity becomes more relevant than ever, companies and government organizations realize that to make meaningful change, we must put our hands on the scale. 

In a series of bold moves, state pension funds and some of Wall Street's biggest asset management names, including State Street Global Advisors and BlackRock, have started voting against company board director slates that are not diverse enough or not moving in that direction. 

And Hispanics are at the core of it... 

For over a decade, Hispanics have been the largest minority in the U.S. Our group will represent the largest component of the workforce in California as early as next year. 

By 2050, Hispanics will represent over half of the nation's workforce. Did you know that only Mexico has a larger Hispanic population than the United States? Hispanic people will comprise 28.6% of the total population, with 119 million Hispanic individuals residing in the United States in less than 5 years. Yet, Hispanics only hold 10 of the CEO spots in the Fortune 500. 

Hispanics also have a great deal of economic might. When it comes to purchasing power, by 2021 it is expected to reach $1.8 trillion. Hispanics also make up a large percentage of U.S. Millennials (1 in 4) and 51% of the U.S. Hispanic population is below the age of 30. 

Over the last 30 years, over 52% of the U.S. population growth has come from Hispanics according to PEW and only 14% of all U.S. hiring is Hispanic. Let's change these statistics. With your leadership and involvement, we can have strong, inclusive Latino leaders contributing and improving every aspect of our workforce. 

Join us as we celebrate strong, successful Latina's like Marta, during Hispanic Heritage Month and more importantly, work with us and leaders like Marta in the GlobalMindED community to open more doors for diverse Latino leaders to role models, mentors, internships and jobs. Meet courageous leaders like Marta next June and learn how to create more success stories like Marta in your school, college, company or in the policies you are making for a strong, inclusive workforce.
If you would like to nominate a student from your institution for the 
2020 GlobalMindED First Gen Student Leadership Program so that they can meet role models and mentors while networking for internships and jobs with companies who are dedicated to creating a capable, diverse talent pipeline, CLICK HERE

If you are an educator, you can apply to speak or attend  by yourself, a team or with your First Gen student delegates. If you come with more than 5 people from your institution, you are eligible for the discount.

Each session is based on how things get done, key stakeholders, measurements and ability to bring about change at scale. Participants do not spend time talking about their background; time should be devoted to unique, innovative work and what it has achieved. Sessions will be selected based on the following criteria: 

  • Diversity of people and perspectives 
  • Specifics of how to solve a complex issue in the area of access and equity 
  • Evidence-based solutions to our toughest pipeline problems 
  • Demonstrating a unique, innovative and effective approach 
  • Sharing potential pitfalls and hazards faced in the field 
  • Information is impartial to specific products and services 
  • Providing concrete and specific takeaways Involving the audience in creative and constructive engagement

Join us to recognize the most inclusive leaders in key industries for their innovations and bold actions to promote access and equity for women, people of color, and underrepresented populations in their recruiting, development, senior management on their boards, and in their pipeline strategies from education to employment. 


Each Sunday Conscious Capital shares a new "Sustainable Sunday with the SDGs" blog post

193 countries came together to devise a plan to make the world a better place...now it's your turn. What is an SDG? "Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations". These goals were created with the intention to transform our world by 2030. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.
828 million people in the world live in slums and the number keeps rising! The growth of cities in our world are ideal for commerce, culture, productivity, and science. However, they also bring about challenges such as declining infrastructure, pollution, and lack of basic services for many citizens. SDG #11 aims to create sustainable cities and communities around the globe.

Invest 2 minutes in Sustainable Cities and Communities by watching this  short video
Entertainment For Change creates original song and dance (#SDGGROOVE) to educate young people on the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Like any meaningful social change, the original song and dance is a collaborative effort between more than 20 singers, dancers, writers and choreographers. Lauded vocalists Natalie Weiss and Antonio Cipriano lend their voices to the powerful lyrics, while each SDG is  danced by performers of all calibers.

To learn more about Entertainment for Change and #SDGGROOVE, visit our  website
Real Leaders is the world's first sustainable business & leadership magazine. We aim to inspire better leaders for a better world; a world of far-sighted, sustainable leadership that helps find solutions to the problems that 7.5 billion people have created on a small planet. We want to ensure that the next generation of leaders, in all spheres of influence, are exposed to the best and brightest minds in the hope that they are inspired to find profitable business solutions that benefit humankind. Real Leaders advises and positions leaders to thrive in the new economy.

"There is an incredible opportunity to make a difference as a 'Real Leader' - now" - Sir Richard Branson
Join the #NeedHerScience Campaign that is aimed at addressing journal-level gender bias. For decades, studies have demonstrated gender bias in publishing. This may occur at various stages in the process, including at the level of the 
journals. The equitable inclusion of women editors at every level is long overdue. Addressing journal gender bias starts at the top. 

AMWA is a strategic partner for the Need Her Science Campaign which is part of the Be Ethical Campaign. More information is available at www.SheLeadsHealthcare.com.

The goal: To raise awareness about gender bias in publishing and share with stakeholders, including journal editors and owners, the overall number of scientists, healthcare professionals and others who have taken the pledge. The pledge can be taken anonymously. Educators and others are encouraged to take the pledge and share information about this issue with colleagues and trainees. 

Here are 3 quick and easy things you can do to join the #NeedHerScience Campaign: 1. Disseminate the infographic Tips for Publishing in Medical Journals. 
2. Take the #NeedHerScience pledge. 
3. Encourage others to take the pledge. 

PLEDGE: "As part of determining where to submit my manuscripts, I will look at the list of editors and consider whether a journal has equitably included qualified women at every level."

NACCE is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant by the Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation to support entrepreneurs in skilled trades! The grant will be used to host the 2019 Pitch Competition for the Trades which will take place at our annual conference, NACCE 2019 Entrepreneurship Explorations in Newport Beach, CA, on Tuesday, October 15. The top 10 teams will have the opportunity to win up to $25,000. Overall, we will award up to $75,000 onsite at the NACCE annual conference! You have to be a NACCE member to compete. 

Learn more and apply HERE
October 15-16, 2019 - Santa Fe, NM

The conference gathering thought leaders and practitioners from education, technology, policy, HR, and foundations will be held at the Santa Fe Convention Center. 

October 22 - 12pm EST

Featuring Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Chief Talent Scientist at Manpower Group, co-founder of Deeper Signals and Metaprofiling, and Professor of Business Psychology at University College London and Columbia University.  In an interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, Chamorro-Premuzic will examine the shortcomings of the traditional higher education system in preparing graduates for today's jobs. 

October 22 - 1pm CDT

Many students have overcome great adversity to reach college, and nothing is more rewarding than helping them stay on track towards college success. But your ability to support them is only as powerful as the data you have at your fingertips. Join us for a 30-minute webinar to learn how to: 
  • How and when to collect student information 
  • How to identify persistence risk factors, prioritize effectively, and put data into action 
  • Evolve your program through meaningful measurement
October 22-24, 2019 - New Orleans, LA

Grantmakers for Education's 23rd annual conference will be held in New Orleans under the theme Supporting Students in Overcoming Adversity: Agency, Justice, Equity. We are taking inspiration from the students who lived through Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent overhaul of the education system. Local successes and challenges will stimulate national conversations about transforming education, from birth through postsecondary success. Drawing on brain science and the latest evidence, we will explore the social, emotional and academic dimensions of learning. Register here.
November 6, 2019  - Denver, CO

The APEX Awards recognize Colorado's technology excellence, highlighting remarkable leaders and innovators. Since 2001, CTA has hosted this prestigious event to bring together the community and celebrate the exceptional people, companies and accomplishments of the year. Join us on November 6 as we recognize the best of the best in Colorado tech and celebrate CTA's 25th Anniversary!
iGIANT® and GlobalMindED are excited to announce a challenge competition to explore the impact of gender/sex on innovation and novel technologies in our lives. By partnering together, iGIANT and GlobalMindED hope to inspire young emerging leaders to develop innovative ideas regarding gender/sex within health, IT, transportation, and retail.The winner will be announced at the iGIANT Design Summit in San Francisco November 21, will receive $250, and will have the opportunity to bring their idea to fruition with the help of iGIANT and its network of professionals.

The National Academy of Medicine defines "gender" as a person's self-representation as male or female based on social interactions and "sex" as based on one's genes. The environment can impact gene expression which is known as "epigenetics."

Gender/sex impacts every aspect of our daily lives. The same dosage of medication, for example, has different effects on men compared to women, resulting in a need for us to understand these differential effects in the research and development process before doctors can effectively dose their patients. Similarly, although some products (such as shoes, sports equipment, or cars) seem to have separate designs for men and women, it is important to distinguish between a simple change in aesthetics and a design that actually addresses the biological factors (ie, body composition, bone structure, metabolism) that cause men and women to experience these products differently. Each small detail and seemingly insignificant change in design can heavily impact how we perform at work, school, or in our leisurely activities.



The challenge is open to all students

Design Requirements:

The design elements can include:
Programs (ex: an educational symposium);
Policies (ex: a policy on inclusion);
Protocols (ex: athletic training protocols or medical guidelines); or
Products (ex: sports equipment, clothing, tools, hardware and machine-human interfaces).

Solution Requirements:

The solution should:
Demonstrate the impact of gender/sex on a design element.
The concept for the design element needs to be clear, concise and actionable.

Submissions (approximately 1-2 pages in length) are due November 7 to contact@globalminded.org. We look forward to your ideas!
Ricky Kej, Grammy┬« Award-Winning Composer and UNESCO Global Ambassador for Kindness, released the trailer  of his latest album SHIVA. It   was recorded live, to an audience of over 7000 people, with 40 musicians from 6 countries and a 300 member choir. The album is an ode to all species, our environment, and humanity. The audio album launches on all leading platforms on the 14th of August 2019. The concert film will premier on the 30th of October 2019 (on a leading streaming platform).
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