Happy International Women's Day!

In honor of International Week of Women, we have shared three features this week:

* Women Behind the Women

This week, GlobalMindED leaders have participated in or attended the RSA Cyber Security Conference in San Francisco, SXSWedu in Austin, Women Powering Change in Denver, the Women's Nobel Laureate Initiative and the Women for Social Impact event at the United Nations. It was an honor to spend time with four out of the seven women Nobel Laureates who courageously advanced the cause of women and women's rights in some of the most oppressive parts of the world - Jody Williams (USA),  Shirin Ebadi (Iran), Leymah Gbowee (Liberia), Tawakkol Karman (Yemen). 

At each of these events, we realize the importance of lifting up women from all backgrounds through the women who support women, the women who support men and the men who go to bat for women. Working through our differences, taking a bold stand for gender equality, being able to step out courageously to advocate for women at all levels of contribution, we all need each other to advance opportunity for women. As we bring this week to a close for International Week of Women and celebrate all women today, think of the women in your life who have done the most for you personally and professionally. Take the time to write them a thank you note, make a phone call or send an email to share the ways in which that these women have influenced the leader you've become. As Shirley Chisolm said, "if you aren't invited to the table, bring a folding chair." Let's generously resource and support all women as we move in to a new world order where women lead side by side with men and we all lift each other to the highest level of impact, stewardship, contribution and collaboration. Let's create a table where all have a seat, a voice, ears to listen respectfully and the hearts to courageously enact collective outcomes for the bold, inclusive way forward.
Alicia Jessip, Regional Inclusion & Diversity Manager at TEKsystems

When I think of the ultimate action of Women supporting Women I think of none other than trailblazer, Karen Worstell. Karen was a thought leading panelist for the Women In Tech Denver MeetUp I founded. We are a MeetUp of over 800 with the goal to educate, empower, and build relationships along the theme of technology. Being an up and coming professional in my career, Karen understands how important access is for someone in my tenure status. She turned around and then asked me to join one of her panels at the RSA conference in San Francisco. We had an incredible discussion on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the talent sector and the opportunity to connect and build relationships was nothing short of amazing. Women supporting women is exactly this: The reciprocity of getting us to the table to thrive and to shine.
Rocío Pérez, President & CEO at Inventiva Consulting and Author of Unstoppable

Rosemary Rodriguez is one of the most inspirational women in my life. Her relentless support to other women and community members has inspired me to become a more extraordinary leader. She is a true pillar in our community that has paved the way for generations to follow. Everyone should have the privilege to have a Rosemary in their life. Rosemary held me to a high standard when I was 26. Now at 43, I've surpassed what I could have imagined at the time without someone like Rosemary as my champion. It is now my mission to be for others what Rosemary has been for me. She helped make me "Unstoppable" and my goal is to provide others with that same personal wherewithal that I was given through this powerful mentor.
Dr. Bena Kallick, Co-Founder of the Institute for Habits of Mind

I cherish my relationship with Heidi Hayes Jacobs. We have been colleagues and good friends for over 20 years. Our work has flourished as we support and inspire one another and we have traveled tougher to share our work in nearly every corner of the world. Not only do we collaborate with each other, we also continue to grow teams of consultants who bring a rich set of perspectives to our work. Heidi and I each co-authored books with two much younger educators and the work continues to grow from the wisdom of our experiences combined with the fresh energy of the next generation of powerful women. May all women everywhere find the support and nourishment from each other that we have found in our ever-present relationship of growth and fulfillment.
Desiree Matel-Anderson, Chief Wrangler at the Field Innovation Team

Desiree Matel-Anderson is Chief Wrangler at the Field Innovation Team. Her story starts with help from another woman, Jeanee, who asked (Desi)ree to "join the team" to help create an emergency management division after a tragic active shooter incident on campus. Today, 8% of Emergency Management directors are women, it was much smaller a decade ago. Desi rose to be the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency's Chief Innovation Advisor. There, she deployed innovation teams into disasters from Hurricane Sandy to the Boston Marathon bombing. Desi then became Chief Wrangler, deploying teams to Nepal earthquakes, Northern Spain wildfires, the Syrian refugee crisis and hurricanes from the Gulf of Mexico. To pay Jeanee's kindness forward, Desi empowers women disaster survivors to create cutting-edge solutions and build a better world.
Leslie Short, President & CEO at The Cavu Group

If I have to select one woman that inspired me that would be my mother. She taught me how to be a lady and then how to be a woman. As I continue to age, I realize how lucky I am to have someone that taught me those things early in life and how many women had to learn life lessons later in life.
NOMINATE A MAN OR WOMAN WHO HAS OPENED DOORS TO YOUR SUCCESS 

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. 

Nominations   are now open for the 2019 Inclusive Leadership Awards and 
close on   April 1, 2019 .


For our 3rd year, WCET and GlobalMindED are accepting nominations for 2019 Digital Inclusion Award. This award is a unique recognition of an individual, organization or program having shown significant impact on low-income and/or First Generation learner populations with regard to increasing involvement in global digital leadership. 

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Digital Inclusion Award .
June 5-7, 2019
Denver, CO
(fee-waived admission for First Gen students) 

GlobalMindED is delighted that the Harvard First Gen MBA candidates will be providing guidance to our 2019 First Gen Leaders Class on making the most out of the conference, networking at meals and receptions, developing influence and mastering professional skills in sessions occurring March through May. The Student Body President of HBS, Triston Francis, will participate on the Higher ED and share his First Gen success story.  
Harvard Business School has several   programs designed for college students  to explore whether a career in business and/or a Master's in Business Administration might be the right fit for you. 
  • The Summer Venture in Management Program is a free one-week residential education program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education.
  • Peek weekendparticipate in our famous case method classes, live on our campus, meet current students and alumni, and get a peek into what an MBA is all about.
  • Finally, we offer a deferred admission program for college seniors, the 2+2 program.
June 6-7, 2019
Denver, CO
(fee-waived admission for High School students) 
Teen Tech is a STEM-focused event where 100 students ages 16-19 will spend two days with various northern Colorado technology companies including HP Inc., Intel Corporation, lunarG, Inc., Colorado Technology Association, Colorado State University, and Colorado School of Mines. 

The goal of this program is to build a future diverse STEM and innovative workforce, while creating a fun, inspiring, and exciting experience for girls, people of color and underserved population students, as well as to help them discover and pursue their passions in STEM. This event gives students insight on emerging technology fields and connections to role models, mentors, internships, and jobs in the area. 
June 5-7, 2019
Denver, CO






Partner News
GlobalMindED is please to partner with  Random Acts of Kindness and 
The Foundation for a Better Life  to honor the female leaders who have improved the world for all of us.
We Are Creating A Movie & Movement 

We Rise UP brings together some of the most brilliant, accomplished & high-impact leaders of our day. We are redefining a new model of success to uplift & empower people to live radically fulfilled, purpose driven lives. It's       time for us all to Rise UP.

Cornell University, the International Labour Organization and GlobalMindED: A New World of Work - live stream from NYC on 1/31/2019 and the Future of Work report


Who Are The Top Companies Creating Positive Change? 

The upcoming edition of Real Leaders magazine features the inaugural 100 Top Impact Companies list - a world-first listing of companies that have built social impact into their core. The magazine is only on newsstands late January, but you can order your print copy now! Click the link below to order for yourself, your staff or your colleagues. 


March 12-14, 2019 - Denver, CO

CO Impact Days is 3 day conference where individuals and organizations gain the confidence, tools, and connections they need to align their money with their mission and values. CO Impact Days is where leaders of the Impact Investing movement are born. The event culminates with an in-person Social Venture Marketplace (also open to the public) - essentially a farmers market for investors filled with valuable social ventures (projects, nonprofits, for profits, and funds) that are seeking investments! GlobalMindED Community can get a 30% discount registration with the codeCID19GLOBALLYMINDED at https://www.coimpactdays.org/register/.
March 14, 2019 - Denver, CO

C-Level @ A Mile High is the Colorado Technology Association's largest fundraiser, packed with a C-level celeb auction, prizes and Tech Exchange to help carry out its mission of fueling Colorado's economy through technology. It's the perfect opportunity to build relationships with peers, win business and be introduced to tech companies and influential IT leaders in a setting unlike any other within Colorado. 
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