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.
Meet Jawn Segovia, Texas native, an Academic Coach and a first-year doctoral student within the Developmental Education Ph.D. program at Texas State University. As part of our tribute to Latino Leaders during Hispanic Heritage month, First Gen to College leaders like Jawn stand out.
I started working part-time jobs at the age of 14. From the first paycheck I received, I had the determination that my adulthood would be calloused hands, making and caring for family, and paying bills. At the time, I was following the dominant culture of my Mexican traditions to work hard and do what is best for family. A turn of events during my senior year in high school led me to question my personal values and my future. While my closest friends were being accepted to colleges outside of San Antonio and outside of the state, I had not initiated a single step towards higher education. With my peers' influence, I started making moves. Entering the first SAT testing room triggered ideas of uncertainty and feelings of anxiety. I feared and expected the worse. After the examination, I did not have a person to turn to about the SAT scores. "Was this good or bad?" So I took it a second time and visited with my college counselor at my high school. I actually did better the first time, but after my second attempt I felt the confidence to apply to my local community college Northwest Vista College. 

After three years of working two part-time jobs, being a part- and full-time student, I gained enough experience to make the transfer from community college to Texas State University. Once there, I directed myself to life changing experiences. My senior year, I committed myself to an internship with TRiO Upward Bound. Upward Bound's purpose is to provide academic, personal, and cultural support of first-generation, low-income students who showed academic need. Upward Bound's ultimate goal is to develop learning and motivational skills with students to graduate from high school and enroll in a post-secondary program. I served as a tutor and mentor to Upward Bound students at three local high schools during the regular academic semester. I had an amazing experience being a voice to students pursuing higher education as a role model that I wish I had as a high school student. I grew passionate in giving autonomy and belongingness to students who would have otherwise struggled just as I had going into higher education. I continued participating with the Upward Bound program by being a Resident Assistant with their summer programming for three summers. My experience with Upward Bound was the beginning of a network that projected my passion to empower the success of future college students. While working with Upward Bound in 2015, I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Social Work. 

I was honored to have committed a year of service after graduating with the non-profit program AmeriCorps City Year program in my hometown. City Year's purpose is to provide service members to support local public schools with low standardized test scores and with a high population of low income students. While a corps member, I helped students develop fundamental reading and writing skills as an instructor's assistant and as an afterschool tutor. I began to feel that my role and connection in education reflect my strengths and experiences towards scholarship. The longevity of this newfound spirit was REAL. The corps member experience led me to lean into my uncomfortability with professionalism and leadership. I became a leader with the English City Year team, co-leading an afterschool diversity/cultural club and became a trustworthy mentor to many students. With all of the great experiences, I learned and took pride in what it means to serve others. 

After a year with City Year and a second year of hard labor, I found myself continuing my education experiences to follow my passion in contributing to the educational path of others. As a master's student with the Developmental Education program, I became an academic coach for first-year students at Texas State University. I facilitated mini-lessons on learning strategies and campus resources, presented learning strategies in first-year courses, and cultivated a network that benefitted many first-year students' experiences. Seeing many students across two semesters, I fostered mentorship to connect and build strengths with students' educational identity. Where students might only see jobs at the end of their undergraduate program, I ask them, "What is your passion in your career choices?" This question facilitated autonomous recognition of the internal motivation that grounds how to to face the challenges of academics and life. 

By following my passion, I gained experiences and purpose to contribute to others in education. As a first-generation doctoral student that serves all students in higher education, I am grateful for my family and peers that helped pave my path. Their guidance and affirmations ignited my passion to places across the country, my name in print and the ability to empower others. Through my work, I can pay forward through my service of research and practice in education so others can pursue their passion and their personal contributions to the world. I look forward to meeting you in June at GlobalMindED 2020. 
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


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.
4 billion people still don't have access to the internet! 90% of those without internet are in the developing world. SDG #9 - Industry Innovation and Infrastructure, hopes to bridge the digital divide so that all people around the world have equal access to information and technology.

Invest 2 minutes in Industry Innovation and Infrastructure 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

October 11, 2019 - Denver, CO

In a new TED Talk-style format and joint interview, WFCO's 2019 Annual Luncheon will spotlight two dynamic women whose poignant storytelling captivates, motivates, and connects diverse communities. 

Noor Tagouri is a prominent Muslim-American journalist and documentarian and 
Maysoon Zayid is an actress, comedian, writer, and disability advocate. Their inclusive heartfelt and humorous stories will inspire and ignite a shared commitment to The Foundation's vision of a future where women and girls of every background and identity prosper.

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 22-24, 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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