2020 GlobalMindED
The Future of Work is Diverse, Inclusive, Just and Equitable
GlobalMindED closes the equity gap by creating a capable, diverse talent pipeline through connections to role models, mentors, internships for low-income students, returning adults, First Gen to college and inclusive leaders who teach them, work with them and hire them.
Meet Carlos Watson
CEO & Founder @ OZY Media


Journalist. Entrepreneur. Activist. Carlos has been at the forefront of news and culture and has built one of the most important media companies for Millennials and GenZ in OZY Media. There is no reason why there can't be more diverse talent in the c-suite and boardrooms; let's grow that 100x by learning from leaders like Carlos.  GlobalMinded is proud to partner with Ozy Media  and Dr. Crystal Rose.  Here is his story.

Above all else, Carlos Watson is curious. Curious about how a young entrepreneur got her start, about what comes next for the struggling democracy in Zambia, about what can be done to help underachieving children learn. Curious even about what his fellow diners at a restaurant have ordered from the menu and why. So if Watson ever approaches your table, don't worry; he's not there to pick at your plate, he wants to pick your brain. 

And it doesn't stop there. From quizzing shopkeepers and taxi drivers to turning the tables on barbers and bartenders, Watson is always trying to find out more about the world around him and what his fellow travelers are thinking and doing about it. It's a skill that naturally led him to a career in journalism, from writing for the Miami Herald and Detroit Free Press while in college to later stints on television as a political commentator on CNN and news anchor on MSNBC.

Kindled at an early age in Miami, Florida, Watson's fire of curiosity was sparked by a mother who had lived and taught on three continents and by a father whose love of news, especially politics and sports, was highly contagious. Despite this love of learning, Carlos had problems at school, leading his teachers to label him disruptive and learning disabled, and even resulting in his eviction from one kindergarten. "My mom always jokes," he says, "that anyone who'd seen my first 10 years wouldn't believe my last 10 years."

But even with the troubles at school, the occasional need for food stamps, and a car accident at age 11 that almost rendered him unable to walk, Watson persevered. He would go on to earn degrees from Harvard and Stanford Law School, launch an entrepreneurial career focused on media, politics, and education, and to use those two legs to win some money on the dance floor and play pick-up basketball games all over the world, from Iceland to Zimbabwe. His desire to learn about others' stories and struggles comes in no small measure from the persistent realization that his own life might have been very different, and that in many ways he is still crashing a party he could easily have missed.

But he doesn't just want to crash the party, he wants to throw a new one. Curiosity breeds enthusiasm - the energy not only to acquire information but also to use that information to make an impact, something Watson had already achieved in the education realm. Well before Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post , The Washington Post bought Achieva College Prep Service, a company Carlos founded at age 29 to help high schools prepare their students for college.

Carlos has now turned his attention and enthusiasm to the world of media - a place he is well-acquainted with, and one whose venues and playmakers he has explored since he first sat down to watch the local news with his dad as a boy. His relentless research, interviews and experiences all point to something missing.

"When I was a kid, I'd always open the refrigerator door 100 times because I kept hoping to see if anything new or different had appeared," he says. "It never did."
For Watson, what's missing - despite a flood of online news and information - is a favorite dish that hungry readers would reach for every day, not just to catch up on current events, but to learn about the new and the next, and, most importantly, to translate that knowledge into energy and action. And so he created OZY.

OZY is in many ways his curated party, but like all good hosts, he's merely a catalyst for the spirited and wide-ranging conversations between his guests, people who burn to learn more about the world and to do something with that insight.
Curiosity. Enthusiasm. Action.
First In Family/First Gen Webinar

Join us for a live panel discussion with second year students at Harvard Business School, who will share their stories, strategies and insights on laying the foundation for post-secondary success and thriving and succeeding in business school.

Date: June 30, 2020,  Time: 7pm EST

Links to read about Inclusive Leaders, many of whom are African American and people of color
Curated sessions from GlobalMindED 2020 YouTube channel:
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From the World Academy of Art & Science and UN; Geneva Global Leadership in the 21st Century econference:
Listen here for an interview with Pam Newkirk, GlobalMindED speaker and author of Diversity Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion- Dollar Business. 
Responding to Crisis
The 30-Day Justice Plan
As the reset of America is underway, understanding the role you can play in a system of change can be difficult, but we encourage you to listen, learn and be active. To start, instead of, say, a juice cleanse, feed your brain and move yourself with this practical plan over the next month. Here's our guide of what to read, watch, listen to and do in order to be part of the solution.
All  2020 GlobalMindED virtual programs are available NOW on our YouTube channel. 

GlobalMindED and the SDG Impact Fund are delighted to announce  GlobalMindED's Donor Advised Fund. 2020 is the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations 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 First Gen students. We have served more than 400 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.
Meet GlobalMindED Founder, Carol Carter as interviewed by Tim Moore on his podcast Success Made to Last: From Success to Significance

Listen to Part 1 of Carol's interview 
Listen to Part 2 of Carol's interview

Find out more about this and other podcasts at:  Success Made To Last

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