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.
Negeen Samimi is a First Gen student at Metropolitan State University. Not only is she a First Gen student, she is also a First Gen American, her family is originally from Iran. Currently, Negeen is studying Criminal Justice/Cyber Security and works full time as a server to pay for school. She is part of GlobalMindED's First Gen Leadership team as she helps others navigate, connect and support each other in this time of challenge. 
How have you been impacted by COVID-19? 

I have been impacted by COVID-19 immensely. Everything I have, had, loved, or did has been stripped from me. It started one by one. First my school got shut down and transferred to online courses. Which to me was a huge shock. I have been going to the same University for almost four years and I can only count on one hand how many times my school has closed for the day due to weather conditions, there have been many times where it was horrendous outdoors from snow where the school should have definitely shut down, but they did not. So, to just hear that the campus would be closed for the remainder of the semester was when I had a really bad feeling in my gut. This all happened before the lockdown and then the following week I was at my job, Jelly Cafe, where we were told all restaurants and bars would be shut down until mid may. I remember walking home afterwards unsure what the next steps would be. I had nowhere to go, nothing to do. I began canceling all my routine appointments and ending activities that brought me joy, since I could no longer afford them. It was a very rough week, mentally draining, exhausting, and almost unbearable, but it showed me how amazing my support network was. I feel so lucky that I don't have to figure everything out on my own, even though sometimes I take maybe too much pride in being independent, it is times like these where it is okay and good to allow friends and family to help in anyway they can, even if it means simply picking up the phone and calling me to see how I am doing!  My support network has also included reading GlobalMindED's newsletters everyday. Reading incredible stories about people who are doing good in the world gives me hope and provides a sense of community - we will all get through this together. 

What are you doing to create opportunity for yourself at this time?

Initially, I had a hard start, I was very sad as most people are right now. The first couple of days I did absolutely nothing but mope around my apartment, replaying my thoughts. Now I seem to have a better understanding of what I need to do in these uncertain times. I make sure to number one, keep a regular sleep schedule which can be very easy to mess up. I feel as though this is important in keeping my days on track and my mind in order. Exercise is a must! I usually start my days with some pilates and go on a walk in the later afternoon. I have been focusing on painting, something I love to do, but lacked with my usual busy schedule. I enjoy teaching myself new songs on my ukulele and checking in on friends. My school work also keeps me busy even though I find it is more difficult as all my credits are to be done remotely. The best way I am creating opportunity for myself at this time is focusing on my mental health, finding small activities that make me happy and taking it day by day. I could easily start panicking and thinking about my future or all of our futures, but nothing good comes of that.

What are your goals on the other side of COVID-19?
After COVID-19 (whenever that will be..) my goals are to finish school, having lots of time to think has made me have a clear understanding of my future, never taking an event or outing for granted again! I will be surrounding myself with people I love and whose company I enjoy, and continuing to focus on myself. If this virus has taught us anything it is to be grateful for every little thing. Just going to my favorite coffee shop in Capitol Hill for an iced vanilla latte is something I am looking forward to. I think most people, including myself, will be more focused and more determined. Our time is valuable and precious and everything can be ripped from us in an instant, so living everyday with conviction and grace as it could be our last is so crucial to understand and obtain following this virus. After everything is said and done, that is how I will be coming out on the other side of COVID-19. 
                  Attention all Young  Professionals!

In a world that is constantly changing, competitive, and complex, there will always be a demand to develop new, diverse leaders that can inspire and create positive change. GlobalmindED Young Professional Leaders help up-and-coming young adults get networked and prepped for their dream career by focusing on 3 main pillars:

1: Entrepreneurial Mindset
2: Financial Literacy
3: Mental Health

We bring in community leaders for interviews, meet and greets, and Q&As. 

How do I get in on this?

3. Join our next meeting on April 23rd @ 6:30 via Zoom! 

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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