AMWA Executive Director Dr. Eliza Chin and AMWA Leader Dr. Saralyn Mark (President and Founder of iGIANT) spoke at the Annual GlobalMindED Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado earlier this month. GlobalMindED’s goal is to “help First Generation and underrepresented college students achieve career success by providing them with professional skills, resources, networks, mentors, experiential learning and social support via an annual conference, Campus Collaboratives and campus interventions that make grads employment ready and capable for promotion pathways.”
Dr. Chin spoke during two Health Track sessions:
- Local and Global Threats to Health: Pro-active Planning and Response
- Building the Health Talent Pipeline: Educating Teachers and Students to Current and Emerging Careers
She highlighted the importance of supporting and mentoring young women to pursue careers in medicine, the need for leadership among women in healthcare, and the importance of preventing unconscious bias and gender discrimination at all levels. She also spoke about her own unconventional career path and encouraged young leaders to find their passion and be reassured that sometimes, “the detour can become the main road.”
GlobalMindED was founded by Carol Carter in 2014 to “bring together leaders in education, government, business, and social enterprise committed to improving access and equity to education, employment and health. Now in its sixth year, the annual conference attracts more than 1000 attendees, including 100 first-generation college students who learn academic and professional skills while networking with companies who seek a diverse talent pipeline.