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.
Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler is a national D&I expert, speaker, trainer and philanthropic inclusive leader. As Founder of the Equity Project, she recently gave a Ted Talk called: What if White People Led the Charge to End Racism?  We are proud that Dr. Mosby Tyler plays such a key role on GlobalMindED's National Advisory Council. She is a role model for courage, conviction, and competence in closing the equity gap.    
What is your personal story?
I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and the oldest of two children. My mother taught second grade for 40 years in Atlanta Public Schools and my father was a foreman at a General Motors plant. Having grown up during a time of segregation, I knew at a very early age that there was something about me that was very different. I also learned quickly that "all things were not equal." I understood as a child that my journey would involve justice work, as my parents were clear in articulating that I was excellent...but that I would need to fight for my place for that excellence to shine. I left Atlanta to pursue my undergraduate studies at the University of Alabama. There were few Black students on campus during this time and again, I was faced with isolation and in many ways, that all-too-familiar quest to find a place for my excellence to be illuminated. I have had a rich professional journey in both Operations Management and HR Executive Leadership in extraordinary organizations like Kaiser Permanente, McKesson, city government and a leading Children's Hospital. Because I have always worked in very large organizations, I feel I am equipped to reach the masses in very unique ways. I learned the importance of that because I have never wanted anyone else to ever have to fight for their excellence to shine like I have. Because of that, I look for the light in others and highlight it for them. Today, as an entrepreneur with two successful businesses - The Equity Project and The HR Shop - I am the manifestation of a solid belief system that I have always had and that was instilled in me by my parents...

  "Dreams can come true" 

Who influenced your success? 
My parents certainly influenced my success in powerful ways, but there are others who fortified my life, too. I grew up in a church pastored by Rev. Dr. Ralph David Abernathy, the close friend and mentor to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Growing up exposed to civil rights giants - up close and personal - provided early lessons about civil rights, justice and equality. These were not just empty words to me; I got to see the words operationalized by iconic men and women. Dr. Morehead, our family pediatrician, was the first Black doctor that I ever met. He made it perfectly clear that I could be anything I wanted to. My grandmother, Constance Hancock, was a woman who didn't seem to have much, but somehow was able to take care of our entire family. I learned from her that assets are not always obvious. It was here that I learned not to stereotype or generalize about people. Having an opportunity to lead the Office of HR for the City and County of Denver was by far one of my favorite roles; I learned from city employees and administrators about the important intersections between community engagement and government processes. I was afforded so many wonderful opportunities to bridge those gaps and to open the door to a different type of government access. 

How did you pivot from formal organizations to entrepreneurship? 
After a rich 32+ year professional career in large corporate, healthcare and government organizations, I had an epiphany. In 2016, as I sat in the c-suite of Children's Hospital  and we had just elected a new President in our country, I began to watch a phenomenon that was all too familiar to me - we were polarizing as a country, as communities and even inside of workplaces around our ability to tackle things like race conversations and racism. Because I had already lived through a time like this, I struggled to sleep at night. I didn't want to go through this kind of era again and I honestly didn't want anyone else to go through it either. I knew we were all better than this. It was in this moment that I made the biggest decision that I've ever made. I decided to disrupt my professional trajectory to do something new and much broader. I decided to increase my platform. I launched a consulting practice called The Equity Project, LLC to help organizations and systems across the country advance their equity, inclusion and diversity strategies. For the past three years I have been working with well over 300 different organizations, crossing all sectors, in their equity work. The work has been passion-filled, important and in some cases, ground-breaking for the organization participating. The Equity Project was featured in both Fortune and Entrepreneur magazines in 2019 and that was a great validation (and confirmation) that I made the right decision in tailoring my work to my social justice platform. I now I officially call myself a "serial entrepreneur" with other businesses up my sleeve. 

Words of Wisdom

We are at a pivotal time in history to get serious about what it actually takes to advance equity of any type. It is no longer appropriate to talk about things like equity, inclusion, equality and diversity in cursory ways. The "check-the-box" mentality has to be eradicated and we have to operationalize the things we are talking about. I believe equity work is construction work. It requires us to look at our systems. This is a not a change-hearts-and-minds endeavor. In many cases systems, in all of their complexity, will need to be dismantled. In some cases, systems will need to be re-wired. In some cases, a slight chipping-away-at-the-system will make all the difference in the world. The intricacy of marginalization and oppression built right into our systems is today's greatest lesson. We must understand the continued negative outcomes of these systems and commit to changing them so everyone can thrive.

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."

The Conrad Challenge is an excellent opportunity for industry, government, research and academia to help support the youth of today and take an active role in shaping our future workforce. Students participating in the Conrad Challenge create innovative solutions to real-world challenges, while preparing for success in a global workplace. The competition encourages creativity, critical thinking and entrepreneurial collaboration among teams around the globe. Learn more and become a judge HERE
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