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.
Women of Iceland Set Global Standard for Gender Equality
The Women of Iceland: Daughters of Fire & Ice
Iceland was ranked #1 in the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Index for the eleventh year in a row.  What is the secret to Iceland's success?  What can the world learn from the Women of Iceland?  Ralph Reutimann and Amber Nystrom's upcoming book reveals the power, courage, and vulnerability of the Women of Iceland, pioneers from the Viking era to a new tomorrow. The photographs below represent some of these courageous women.
SDG Heroes Part 3 of 3
All the featured photographs are also a part of what we call "SDG HEROES"  photography series, celebrating local and global leaders from all walks of life at the forefront meeting the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Each of the SDG HEROES holds a personal "SDG Object" symbolizing the single goal they feel is most vital for them.   The purpose of the SDGs is to achieve a sustainable and inclusive future for people, planet and prosperity by 2030.  Enjoy and be inspired on this special week of women.

Ragna Árnadóttir
First woman Secretary General of Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament. Former 
Minister of Justice, CEO of Landsvirkjunk National Power Company of Iceland, 
holding her SDG Object, a Star Wars lightsaber.
SDG #7: "Affordable and Clean Energy"

Heiða Guðný Ásgeirsdóttir
Sheep farmer, environmental activist and first Icelandic woman sheep shearer, 
holding her SDG Object, a sheep shearing clipper.
SDG #5: "Gender Equality"

Katrín Jakobsdóttir
Current Prime Minister of Iceland, and former Minister of Education, Science 
and Culture holding her SDG Object, her childhood letter board.
SDG #4: "Quality Education"

Eliza Reid 
First Lady of Iceland holding her SDG Object, a wall hanging made by Syrian women living in the Zataari refugee camp in Jordan. 
SDG Goal #5: "Gender Equality"

Watch "Women SDG Heroes Worldwide" aired on International Women's Day on  FINTECH.TV, a lso airing March 21, 2020 on Bloomberg Television, distributed across US, UK, Middle East, Africa & all 28 APAC countries.  

Ralph Reutimann
SDG & Women of Iceland Photographer 
Born and raised in Switzerland, Ralph has always been drawn to a life of authentic discovery. He is a champion for remarkable women with this mission: to unveil the hidden essence of people and place to experience our oneness.

"In a world divided, photography of courage and vulnerability imparts empathy and ignites shared value. I unite, communicate and catalyze conscious transformation through photography and stories of authentic people and places as beacons of hope for a sustainable future for all." 
-Ralph Reutimann

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. 

We hope you can join us for virtual unplugged conversations around advancing women and activating solutions for change. Discussions will be held from Monday, March 9 - Thursday, March 12 via this link:
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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