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.
We are honored to have people like J.C. Whorton as part of our Board and leadership team. Having a ranching and Cherokee heritage, Mr. Whorton is a strong advocate for rural and Native American initiatives. His global experience and leadership positions with six Fortune 500 companies has led him to work with many of the world's leading energy, mining, utility, transportation and telecom companies. He is completing his current book, The Flyover Nation: Energy's Role in a Troubled Heartland.
I have Cherokee Indian heritage and grew up on a cattle ranch in rural Southeastern Oklahoma. My community was very small and there were only nine in my high school graduating class. My journey from then to now has been a remarkable path influenced and guided by many amazing mentors in all phases of my life that have made indelible imprints in my professional and personal persona. My lifelong mentors instilled the value and reward of hard work, fair play, to never take success for granted or allow failure to define you and in accepting the social responsibility to challenge existing norms to make the playing field level for all.

My professional and personal experiences have been rich and rewarding. I have been a Captain in the U.S. Army, a Police Officer, SWAT Team member, an institutional commodity trader and risk manager, a strategy consultant and subject matter expert (SME), an energy executive and board member, an entrepreneur, an author, a lecturer, coach and mentor, all of which have afforded me invaluable and diverse perspectives across many disciplines.

I will never forget my rural heritage or the sacrifices and contributions that all Native Americans have made over the course of our country's history. Growing up in a rural part of Oklahoma that was formerly Indian Territory, it became very obvious, even to an adolescent, that there were many marginalized people struggling to survive. I was very fortunate to have observed tribal members of the Five Civilized Tribes honoring and practicing traditions in hopes of passing on cultural values to their offspring. Sadly, many of those traditions and stories have been lost. The past can offer many valuable lessons for the future. This reality is often forgotten as a rural Heartland ponders its destiny. A diversity of people, ideas and practices is what forged the America of today. Today, diversity is everywhere we choose to look. Unfortunately, inclusiveness is the duty we most often choose to ignore.

Native American Elders were America's first mentors as they passed their critical skills and knowledge to the next generation. Today, mentoring, teaching and coaching are not only a privilege but a vital obligation that we all owe our next generation of leaders. Generational gaps should always be considered bridges of opportunity to connect fresh, new ideas with conventional experience. As mentors, we should engage, listen, discover and encourage the endless possibilities created through diversity of ideas and cultures and the inclusion of all.

The privilege of being able to "pay it forward" through GlobalMindED is a very small repayment for the gratitude that I have for all of my life's mentors, one of which turned 100 this year. GlobalMindED is fortunate to have numerous Native American leaders dedicated to preserving Native American ideals and culture while preparing their youth for leadership roles of the future.

May your journey be blessed with innovative ideas, amazing mentors, supportive teams and good fortune while always paying it forward every opportunity that you are given.

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; but emphasize 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

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.
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.

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. 


November 14-15, 2019 - Denver, CO

The Energy Africa Conference connects organizations and firms across the globe to projects in the African power sector that are in-line with the Power Africa Initiative. Under the theme, Smart Cities in Africa and Business Opportunities, this not-for-profit, cost-recovery endeavor, provides a unique opportunity for high level multi disciplinary partners from national governments, private industry, civil society, and academia to share best practices and collaborate on advancing resilient energy systems to meet Africa's energy demand.

This year the Energy Africa Conference is proud to present luminaries such as the Minister of Energy from Zambia, the Minister of Posts and Telecommunication from Cameroon, the Zambian Ambassador to the US, the Mayor of Denver, well known Venture Capitalist Carl Ledbetter, and philanthropist Trammel Crow.  Join hundreds of high-level decision makers as they dialog, share best practices, partner and invest in high return projects in Africa's energy sector. Do well by doing good.

Registration is FREE and includes a day spent on the University of Arizona campus learning about STEM field. Multiple presenters from the surrounding Tucson community will be presenting to students.

You can register your student(s) at this email: arizona.aises@gmail.com
Please include following information:
  • Email subject - NYEC Registration
  • Students name (first and last)
  • Students school and grade
  • Students tribal affiliation
  • Parent/Guardian's name (first and last)
  • Parent/Guardian's contact information (email/phone number)

December 4, 2019 - 4:00pm EST

Hear from members of the Women's Student Association as they reflect on their MBA experience and discuss the environment, resources, and support, for women at HBS.

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.

The National Leadership Program is for young leaders who are committed to disability issues and plan to go into careers in public policy, advocacy, communications, fundraising, nonprofit management or faith-based inclusion. The program enables participants to gain skills and contacts while making a positive difference for people with disabilities. We are seeking creative, results-driven individuals who want to achieve breakthrough results while getting hands-on experience. The Fellowship is for college and graduate students, as well as recent graduates and those in the early stages of their careers. Learn more HERE.
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.
Approximately 3 billion people depend on biodiversity for their livelihoods. SDG #14 - Life Below Water recognizes the importance of keeping our oceans healthy. Our oceans provide: food, medicine, biofuels, and jobs for millions of people. The ocean needs our help!

Invest 2 minutes in Climate Action 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."

The Conrad Challenge is an excellent opportunity for industry, government, research and academia to help support the youth of today and take an active role in shaping our future workforce. Students participating in the Conrad Challenge create innovative solutions to real-world challenges, while preparing for success in a global workplace. The competition encourages creativity, critical thinking and entrepreneurial collaboration among teams around the globe. Learn more and become a judge HERE
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