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.
For #InternationalDayoftheGirl and in honor of the Hispanic Heritage month, we are pleased to feature this blog from Rosa, a 21-year-old Latina immigrant who is a First Gen student studying health science in Washington, DC. Rosa is a co-author of Voces Sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth and works at Shout Mouse Press, a nonprofit writing and publishing program dedicated to amplifying underheard voices.
Photo credit: Lana Wong/Shout Mouse Press
When I arrived in this country as a 17-year-old student from Guatemala, I was scared. I felt alone in the new journey that I was embarking on, and I did not know what to expect. I felt lost in this new school system. As time went by, I began to make friends, some who had experiences similar to mine. And one day, one of those friends introduced me to a community that changed my life -- the Latino Youth Leadership Council.

The Latino Youth Leadership Council (LYLC) is a group of young immigrants from Central America and the Caribbean who are passionate about activism and social justice, especially for immigrant communities. The LYLC was founded by two young Latina immigrant women, and is rooted in teamwork, integrity, selfless service, and personal courage, all of which motivated me to take part in the movement. When I went to my first meeting and met other immigrant youth like me who were also frightened by the 180-degree change we were experiencing, I knew I had found a home.

We began by learning the basics of organizing and mobilizing. We organized through conferences and youth summits that reached hundreds of community members and exposed them to various challenges that affect Latino youth in our city and our nation. We hosted "Know Your Rights" workshops, discussions about the struggles of ESL students in schools, and ITIN workshops for immigrants without an SSN to file taxes. We encouraged attendees to get involved in the community and advocate to support immigrants so that we could redefine who we are as a nation. Throughout the program, I learned the value of leadership and citizenship as I proudly represent the Latino community with valor and honor.

One of the most powerful projects I've worked on with LYLC was in partnership with a local DC nonprofit called Shout Mouse Press. We worked with their teaching artists to create our own book - Voces Sin Fronteras: Our Stories Our Truth. It is a collection of comic memoirs written and drawn by 16 Latinx youth that came together to tell their stories of immigration, transformation, and resilience. I decided to be part of the book so I could tell my story and educate people about our realities as recent immigrants. As surprising as it sounds, many people still do not really understand the issue of immigration in this country and have not yet heard the truth from an immigrant's perspective. This book has given us the opportunity to share our personal stories that are not often told in the media, and to educate people about the true human costs of immigration. We also have the opportunity to affirm other young people like us so they know that their stories matter, and they can overcome their obstacles through resilience and help from their community.

Since publication in 2018, Voces Sin Fronteras has served as a tool for connection, education, and inspiration for thousands of children and young adults across the country. We have sold over 6,000 copies to date, and proceeds from the book go towards the Voces Sin Fronteras Scholarship Fund, which specifically supports students who are shut out of other scholarship opportunities due to their status. I am proud to say that so far we have raised nearly $55,000 for this fund, and helped seven First Gen students fulfill their dreams of going to college. We have also been able to donate hundreds of our books to children in immigration detention centers so they can know they are not alone. Knowing we have reached so many children gives me reassurance that despite all the hardships I have gone through since my decision to migrate, it has all been worthwhile.

Voces Sin Fronteras has also given my peers and me the opportunity to reach young people directly in our community through the author talks we give in elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as in college classrooms across the greater DC area. We've been able to help educators who want to make their classrooms more welcoming for immigrant students, and also directly inspire other young people with our published stories. I have given more than 25 talks, reaching over 900 people across the community. I love that I get to serve as a diverse role model for the young people who read my book and hear me in their classrooms. I hope to inspire them to break the wheel of oppression that for far too long has separated us, and to motivate them to use life's challenges as an opportunity for growth and to give back to our communities.

By speaking up about my immigration story and owning my truth, I do my best to encourage others to own their own voices and use them to lift others up. This is the best way I know to make a positive impact in my community. I feel lucky to have the opportunities I have had to make a difference, especially for young people who need it most, and I look forward to many more chances to come.

Join us June 6-8, 2020 in Denver to meet inspiring First Gen role models like Rosa and those organizations and businesses who can connect them to role models, mentors, internships and jobs. We are proud to partner with organizations like Shout Mouse Press to bring more opportunities to students like Rosa!
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

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. 


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.
Did you know persons with disabilities are 5 times more likely to incur catastrophic health expenditures? SDG #10 - Reduced inequalities works to restore equal rights for all. Living up to our greatest potential starts with equality for all.

Invest 2 minutes in Reduced Inequalities 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."

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 - 12pm EST

Featuring Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Chief Talent Scientist at Manpower Group, co-founder of Deeper Signals and Metaprofiling, and Professor of Business Psychology at University College London and Columbia University.  In an interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, Chamorro-Premuzic will examine the shortcomings of the traditional higher education system in preparing graduates for today's jobs. 

October 22 - 1pm CDT

Many students have overcome great adversity to reach college, and nothing is more rewarding than helping them stay on track towards college success. But your ability to support them is only as powerful as the data you have at your fingertips. Join us for a 30-minute webinar to learn how to: 
  • How and when to collect student information 
  • How to identify persistence risk factors, prioritize effectively, and put data into action 
  • Evolve your program through meaningful measurement
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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