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.
I met Karen Tui Boyes more than twenty years ago, when we spoke together on many continents with the K-12 International School convenings. In fact, Karen, Bena Kallick and I were together at an event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2013 when we first conceived of GlobalMindED based on Karen's groundbreaking work with her company, Spectrum Education, and our collective experiences. Karen has been the inspiration behind GlobalMindED because she is the embodiment of a generous leader who embraces, creates opportunities for and appreciates those from all cultures and backgrounds. As we celebrate International Women this month, Karen is a luminary whose impact is vast as a global teacher, influencer and champion.  - Carol Carter, Founder and CEO, GlobalMindED
You are a global leader of Maori descent. How did your indigenous roots shape the person you have become today?
Growing up in an era when Maoris were encouraged to be 'white' I learned little of my culture as a child and none of my indigenous language. Now that the Maori culture is celebrated, I have learned so much more. The main influence of my culture is the understanding that in my tribe (Ngai Tahu) the women were given the right to speak before men. This is the only tribe that allows this. It has given me incredible strength as a woman to push forward towards my dreams and shatter the 'glass ceiling' that many haven't permeated YET.

You are an education leader, a teacher, an entrepreneur, a wife and a mother.  How do you balance these various roles?

I'm not sure there is such a thing as balance. I believe in 'being present.' This means when I am at home, I'm totally 'with' my family and when I'm at work I have my focus there. With that being said, it is not always that easy. I have developed family and work systems to ensure I can be more focused. I am clear on my order of importance: Self-care is first, as I cannot pour from an empty cup. My second priority is my husband and ensuring our relationship is strong. Third come our children and helping them to develop into strong, responsible, independent adults. Then my business flows from there. The more I practice self-care, the better I can be in all other areas of my life.

In your travels to more than 21 countries, what makes you the most hopeful about the future?

The youth of today makes me so hopeful - their ability to think, break traditions, be creative, innovative, and problem solve is inspiring. Those of us in mid and later life can learn from the ingenuity and leadership of these courageous leaders. We need to clear the space for them and let them lead!

What is the one bit of advice you give to young girls and boys who can learn to be with strong women as colleagues, as spouses, as siblings, as government leaders?

As Oscar Wilde said "Be yourself - everyone else is taken." Take risks, give new things a go, make mistakes and learn from them. That is how we learn. Be a lifelong learner and develop yourself as well as those around you, especially those who are different from you. During times like this where we face unprecedented global challenges, remember that we are all connected and will rise beyond our current difficulty. We are all in this together. 

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.

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.

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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