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.
Joan Hornig's passion for education, entrepreneurship and economic mobility reflects GlobalMindED's core pillars. Joan's impact in action is revealed through her generous leadership of connecting people who can move the major levers of access and equity together with coordination, collaboration and cross- pollination . She will be a panel leader for "The Future of Work is Gender Equal" at the GlobalMindED Conference, which will most likely be held virtually this J une.

You have had an impressive career spanning Wall Street, entrepreneurship, your own jewelry and design company, leadership at the Female  Quotient  ( FQ ) and your philanthropy, Philanthropy is Beautiful . What early influences propelled your vision and ability to maximize your gifts and talents?
My story of empowerment to reach for my dreams starts from a point of privilege. Not the privilege of having money, but the privilege of having two parents who believed that education was a priority. Because they instilled that in me and I had the opportunity to see firsthand that there is joy in lifelong learning, they gave me the extra gift of being energized by opportunities to see the world as one of endless expansion. 
They also reinforced that creativity was valuable. My father was an actuary and my mother a stay at home mom and a former elementary school teacher. They were the first in their families to go to college; perhaps they were the first in their families to go beyond an elementary school education - I don't know and it frankly doesn't matter because their public SUNY degrees opened more doors than jobs and they spoke of it often. So when you ask me why I had confidence, vision and a skill set to try and succeed in many careers (academic administration, financial services, entrepreneurship, board positions and impact work for the FQ) I think it underscores the power of living with the value of education. Education does more than teach one how to ask the questions and find the answers. It also opens doors to garnering others' trust in one's judgment, potential and leadership abilities.
You have two children and have been married to George all of these years. What insights do you have for women balancing the demands of raising kids, co-managing a marriage with two intensive careers and their own personal needs?
Juggling and stability have been hallmarks of my adult life. I have been married for 45 years to a remarkable partner, raised two daughters (one married, the other engaged), always worked full time but I don't know where the time has gone. I certainly didn't sleep through it because sleep was the thing in shortest supply during that parenting and career-building period. I relied upon help and not just from my husband. The skills often associated with the best leaders are well honed by working mothers - management, prioritization and strategic decision making. Added to those are building a great team and "outsourcing" when possible. Women friends are an important ingredient. We all need a team of cheerleaders. My husband holds the place of honor for always supporting me and setting an example of this for our kids. His words of wisdom that I could live through the risk of disappointment if a business idea didn't work out propelled me on and carried me through the rough patches, of which there were many.
Describe how your service leadership at Fashion Institute of Technology, your philanthropic work and your involvement with the FQ furthers your goals of access and equity?
One of the things that has enhanced the quality of my life has been community involvement. This has come in many forms and has been a constant feature in my life. Volunteering helped do more than remind me of my privilege. It also served to enhance my skill set and perspective. Because I had a record of using my time to care about more than my family and job, I was appointed to major institutional boards such as: The Fashion Institute of Technology, the Museum of Art and Design, and the New York State Council for the Arts among others. The exposure provided by these affiliations further expanded my thinking and highlighted for me how impactful women are in all settings. My 19 years on Wall Street provided few female mentors and colleagues and without involvement in outside affiliations, I would not have been in a position to meet as many fabulously talented and powerful women nor hear as many stories about frustration with inequity in pay and limited opportunities for advancement across such a broad range of fields. My FQ involvement provided the first and most creative solution addressing these systemic problems. Shelley Zalis, the founder of this, understood and marshalled the corporate world of influencers (marketing, advertising, human resources, the C-Suite) to recognize how costly to all of us this is. I could not be prouder of my affiliation with the FQ, the rise of conscious leadership in advancing equality and the ability I have to use my design skills and network to change the landscape.
You are a powerful connector. If you could connect the most impactful funder to move the major levers of access and equity (even if you don't know them yet) who would you convene and what would you ask of them?
If I had the power to connect the dots for making a major positive change in the world I would want to put together a Jeffersonian type coalition of technology experts, educators, scientists, governmental leaders and artists with Gen Z kids. I would ask them first to listen and learn from the kids about how they see themselves and their future.
During this serious time of global health challenges, what is your wish for all of us?
During this pandemic we must remember that we are entering a phase of lasting trauma for the children who are school age and abruptly have been asked to go home and learn remotely. Children's brains develop best when they feel secure and safe. My wish is that we provide all children with the tools they need to learn and be part of a bigger community. We must get them all not only food, but also tablets, hotspots and programming that stresses creative thinking, innovation and above all, the human connection.

About Joan

Joan began her career as a professional fundraiser for Harvard University and Columbia Business School before spending 19 years on Wall Street. Since 2003, Joan combines her love of jewelry and design, business skills and experience with non-profit organizations as Founder and CEO of her philanthropically-driven companies, Joan Hornig Jewelry-Philanthropy is Beautiful® and Pave the Way®.

Both Joan's designs and social enterprise business model have been honored by non-profits, educational institutions and the media. She allows customers to designate any charity of their choice to receive 100% of her profit on each piece sold. Joan's designs have been shown by The National Jewelry Institute in New York and Paris. In 2012 the New York Stock Exchange invited Joan to ring the closing bell. In 2014 Joan was honored by the Fashion Institute of Technology and received the NECO Ellis Island Medal of Honor. She was also honored, in 2015 by United Cerebral Palsy of New York City. In 2016 Joan received awards from the Museum of Arts and Design and the Women's Entrepreneurship Day Pioneer Award at the United Nations.

All selected by customers, Joan's donations have exceeded $1 million and are spread among more than 1,000 nonprofits worldwide. She has designed limited edition pieces for UNICEF, HELP USA, ASPCA, The Girl Scouts of America, and other nonprofits. Her designs are worn by celebrities, business leaders, and government officials including First Ladies Laura Bush and Michelle Obama and Former Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Joan serves on the Boards of the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Museum of Arts and Design, and in 2018 joined as a council member for the New York State Council on the Arts. Joan holds a B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Fine Arts from Harvard College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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. 

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 , please encourage them to apply HERE
If you are an educator, you can 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.

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GlobalMindED and the SDG Impact Fund are delighted to announce GlobalMindED's Donor Advised Fund for your year-end giving and planning your 2020 investment goals. 2020 is the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations and and the 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Women's Declaration and Action Platform. Many from around the world are thinking of 2020 as the gateway to our most vital decade for delivering equity, the Sustainable Development Goals, and a world where all can thrive. Our key time for these outcomes is 2020-2030.

GlobalMindED DAF and the SDG Impact Fund are a powerful combined force for good as the 2019 year comes to a close and we reflect on the gratitude and the commitments we make to the causes we care most about. The DAF offers immense power and flexibility for giving prior to the year's end as you plant seeds of generous intention for 2020 and the decade ahead.

When you contribute to GlobalMindED, you support students like Emanuel Walker whose story is below. He was in the class of 2018. Since 2015, we have served more than 300 students by connecting them to role models, mentors, internships and jobs. Your generous support will allow us to take our work 10x and reach these talented students at scale who lack the resources and support we provide. Your support also helps teachers who can't afford the conference fees, faculty at colleges which are under resourced and students who persist at those universities despite food insecurity and/or housing insecurity.
The ILO is calling on individuals and organizations to share innovative ideas and solutions to address the skills mismatch challenge. The ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call will recognise and support the development of solutions that aim to address the different forms and dimensions of skills mismatch.   

Submission deadline: April 13, 2020.
Harvard Business School College Programs Overview
The   Summer Venture in Management Program  is a free one-week residential education program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education.   Using the renowned case method of instruction, HBS faculty lead class discussions on current management issues. You will spend evenings analyzing real-business cases, and use morning study groups and classes to examine and debate their ideas through lively interaction with peers and faculty. The academic program is supplemented by presentations from HBS administrators and alumni who provide information about the impact of an MBA, as well as with social events and meals. You will have the opportunity to live in the dorms to experience the full life of an MBA student. The SVMP program is designed for students from backgrounds historically under-represented in business (e.g., African American, Latino, Native American, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender, the first family member to attend college, from a school whose graduates are sometimes underrepresented such as a community college as part of a four-year degree or a predominantly minority college). 
This year's  program will be held June 13th-19th; the application is due on April 21st.

Peek Weekend   Come to HBS for a weekend to participate in our famous case method classes, live on our campus, meet current students and alumni, and get a peek into what an MBA is all about.  Peek is designed for rising juniors, rising seniors or graduating seniors. Peek Weekend seeks a diverse group of college students who are exploring career options and want to understand how an MBA can help them achieve their long-term goals. Preference will be given to students who have not had academic or professional exposure (including internships) to business or business-related fields.  The   program dates are June 12-14; application is due April 21st.    For more information on Peek Weekend, you can watch the  College Programs Webinar   which showcases all three college programs.
The    2+2 Program   is a deferred admission process for current students, either in college or full-time masters programs. It is comprised of at least two years of professional work experience followed by two years in the HBS MBA Program. Upon graduation, admitted 2+2 students spend a minimum of two years (maximum of four years) working in a professional position in the public, private, or nonprofit secto r. T
he application is due on April 2, and is open to anyone who is graduating between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020.  

As you start the New Year, are you looking for ways to re-engineer your classroom culture? Check out Designing the Future: How Engineering Builds Creative Critical Thinking in the Classroom. The associated website has lots of activities, projects, and resources you can implement immediately. Our fall workshops using the book as a roadmap for change have been highly successful. Start designing the future today - try using the customized Study Guide for a book study in your PLC. Or contact ProjectEngin or Solution Tree to learn how you can bring professional development based on Ann's book to your school, district, or conference.


Since 2006 when the flagship TGR Learning Lab opened its doors in Anaheim, CA, TGR Foundation has had a lot to celebrate, including its most recent milestone of one million students impacted by TGR EDU: Explore, alone.

Developed in partnership with Discovery Education, TGR EDU: Explore is a free digital resource library that offers interactive web experiences, lesson plans, training videos and tools for educators, students and families to explore new disciplines and gain skills for a modern and expanding workforce.

The climate crisis, rape culture, the wall-we think the patriarchy has done enough. Introducing " When Feminists Rule the World", a new podcast series from the Nobel Women's Initiative and producing partner MediaStyle. Hosted by Nicaraguan-born comedian, Martha Chaves, we're talking to badass feminist changemakers around the world about the future they are creating. It shouldn't be groundbreaking. But it is.
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
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."
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