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2016 Global Forum - Sponsors & Exhibitors

PLATINUM SPONSORS
Bond University / Same Sky

Bond University is Australia’s first private, not-for-profit University, offering a personalised academic environment that enables graduates to exceed the outer limits of their potential.

With access to unparalleled academic and technological resources on Bond’s world-class Gold Coast campus, students thrive in smaller study groups where eminent professors and industry-experienced lecturers know them by name.

By undertaking three-semesters-per-year instead of the usual two, graduates finish their studies sooner. Combine this advantage with Bond’s commitment to opening doors to blue chip employers and it becomes clear that students graduate with a clear competitive advantage over their public university peers.

Bond University is Same Sky’s first ever organisational ambassador. Bond is dedicated to ensuring as many people as possible have access to educational opportunities and the leadership skills they need to drive change within their communities, and to cultivating and encouraging a strong sense of social and philanthropic responsibility in the next generation. Through our partnership with the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia, Bond University is championing the Same Sky cause within a number leading girls’ schools by opening up a conversation about women’s empowerment, equality and education through the Same Sky lens and looking at how we can embed these topics within their curriculum.

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https://bond.edu.au/

Girl Up

Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, supports the empowerment of girls everywhere. Since its launch in 2010, Girl Up has funded UN programs that promote the health, safety, education, and leadership of girls in developing countries, and has built a community of nearly half a million passionate advocates. Our youth leaders - representing more than 1200 Girl Up Clubs in 66 countries - stand up, speak up, and rise up to support the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl. Learn more at GirlUp.org.

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https://girlup.org/

Goldman Sachs

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women initiative is a campaign to foster economic growth by providing women entrepreneurs around the world with a business and management education and access to capital. The initiative has reached women from across 56 countries through a network of 100 academic, nonprofit, and bank partners. In partnership with International Finance Corporation (IFC), 10,000 Women launched a $600 million finance facility in 2014 to enable 100,000 women entrepreneurs to access capital. To date, the facility has completed nine transactions totaling $180 million in nine countries that will reach 25,000 women. In July 2015, President Obama announced a $100 million commitment by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation to the facility to help 10,000 Women and IFC close the global credit gap for women entrepreneurs.

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http://www.goldmansachs.com/citizenship/10000women/index.html?cid=PS_01_08_07_00_00_00_01

The Mariposa DR Foundation

Inspired by the Millennium Development Goals, The Mariposa DR Foundation was founded in 2009 by a group of caring adults who recognized the need to create programs specifically addressing the unique needs of young Dominican and Haitian girls living in Cabarete, Dominican Republic.

Everything we do at The Mariposa DR Foundation is centered on educating and empowering girls, and helping others to understand why girls are the cause of our time and the role they can play in affecting positive global change. With wraparound services for girls and benefits for the entire family, and a robust volunteer and service learning program, Mariposa has developed a formula that is changing the game.

We are not just a charity. We are an innovative learning institution at the forefront of international development. The Mariposa Center for Girls is located in a small, stable community where all of the challenges that face girls worldwide persist – poverty, prostitution, sex tourism, child marriage, gender inequality, domestic violence, race relations, statelessness and social isolation. These dire circumstances juxtaposed with the amenities of a tourist community, make our center accessible to anyone, allowing us the tremendous opportunity to share our unique solutions to educating and empowering girls with the world. Mariposa is poised to become a global thought leader, and sharing our solutions with the rest of the world is the key to our future success.

Plans to develop the world’s first “girl museum”: Created for and by girls, the museum will be an interactive learning environment and visual journey into the international girl movement and how girls have the unique power to change the world. The first “girl museum” will bring to light the unique challenges that girls face and how investing in their education and well-being is the key to ending poverty.

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http://www.mariposadrfoundation.org/

 
SILVER SPONSORS
CalWest

CalWest Educators supports educators at every stage of their independent school experience. Our placement services connect single-sex and co-educational independent schools with high caliber educators in grades K-12. We also place Heads of School and other senior school leaders through contingent and retained searches. CalWest recruits nationally for schools in California, the Pacific Northwest and the Southwest.

Connect with CalWest initiatives offer leadership and professional development expertise to increase educators' impact at their current schools. This includes proudly partnering with Online School for Girls to offer a number of courses.

We look forward to helping you grow!

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http://www.calwesteducators.com/page/2251_Home.asp#

Carney, Sandoe & Associates

Carney, Sandoe & Associates provides global faculty recruitment, leadership search, and strategic consulting services for private, independent, charter, and like-kind schools. Since 1977, CS&A has successfully helped over 31,500 job-seeking teachers and administrators “make the match” with hiring schools worldwide.

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http://www.carneysandoe.com/

ERB

ERB (Educational Records Bureau) is a global not-for-profit organization providing admission and achievement assessment as well as instructional services for PreK – Grade 12. For over 85 years, and with over 2,000 member schools and districts around the world, ERB continues to be a trusted source to inform admission decisions and/or to support curriculum and instruction.
 
Collaborating with both independent and public schools around the world to build communities, guide instruction, and put assessment insights into action, ERB is dedicated to supporting student learning.

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http://www.erblearn.org/

Graham-Pelton Consulting, Inc.

Graham-Pelton Consulting, Inc. is a leading fundraising and non-profit management firm with offices around the globe and is the trusted advisor and partner to leading impact-driven institutions across all sectors of the non-profit world.

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http://grahampelton.com/

The University of St. Joseph

At the University of Saint Joseph (USJ), students thrive in a supportive and inspiring environment that focuses on their ultimate success. Rigorous academics, along with faculty mentorship and extensive internship opportunities, prepare students for leadership in a variety of meaningful careers.

USJ offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs that combine a professional and liberal arts education with a focus on service. The women’s-only undergraduate college includes 25 majors and seven pre-professional programs, each of which provides personal attention in a caring environment. USJ’s co-educational graduate and adult learner programs offer numerous online and on-campus options, including master’s and doctoral degrees.

The University’s 90-acre main campus in suburban West Hartford, Connecticut offers a safe and serene location that is minutes from the capital city of Hartford — an ideal setting for internships and career networking. The campus has 7 residence halls, 8 state-of-the art labs, 2 laboratory schools, an Athletic Center, a thriving Arts Center, and more. USJ’s School of Pharmacy, which offers bachelor-to-doctoral options, is located in nearby downtown Hartford.

Founded in 1932 by the Sisters of Mercy, USJ welcomes students from diverse backgrounds and religious traditions.

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http://www.usj.edu/

 
CONFERENCE EXHIBITORS
ApplyToEducation

Top Schools identify, track and hire the best teachers by using an Applicant Tracking System. 5,500 schools in 49 countries use our software and have made things easier for administrators to recruit.

We also offer an automated dispatch system to fill daily supply openings so your staff aren’t making last minute calls to fill employee absences.

Visit our table to see how our software is making a difference for the top schools around the world.

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http://www.applytoeducation.com/

Ardmore Educational Travel

Ardmore Educational Travel offer complete extra-curricular solutions for schools and students aged 11-18 across the globe. With an established reputation worldwide for student travel, we offer something for everyone and encourage cultural interaction via educational experiences. All our tours are tailored to suit the requirements of your group and we work with partners all over the world to ensure you get the best! We are delighted to be in New York, showcasing our rapidly expanding selection of programmes, in particular our NEW Young Women Leaders Seminar. Uniquely based at one of our Global Education Centres on a game reserve in South Africa, this inspiring programme is designed to bring together tomorrow’s women leaders to discuss the issues their generation will face. It will involve theoretical discussions and practical tasks on major global issues such as inequality, climate change, education, wildlife conservation and sustainability. The focus being the young women themselves, allowing them to lead, debate and experience firsthand the issues they will be confronting as leaders in the future.

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http://ardmore.travel/

Bay Path University

Founded in 1897, Bay Path University is a safe and welcoming community located in the picturesque town of Longmeadow, Massachusetts, in the heart of New England. A 90-minute drive to Boston, Massachusetts and only two hours to New York City, Bay Path University provides a quiet, safe “home-away-from-home.” Each student is given guidance and assistance from the International Student Advisor to ease the transition to living and studying in the United States. Bay Path is a dynamic community of faculty, administrators, and staff dedicated to helping you achieve your potential for personal growth, academic success, and career development. Our small size allows us to provide you with the knowledge and the opportunities to give you a competitive advantage. At Bay Path, there is a strong international influence; one of the largest clubs on campus is the Women of Culture Club. Its mission is to promote cultural awareness and understanding through activities and events held throughout the year. Bay Path believes in the benefits of a multicultural campus and we offer partial scholarships for qualified international students to help you with the cost of your education. These merit scholarships range from US$7,000 to US$17,000 per year. Carpe Diem!

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http://www.baypath.edu/

BKSK Architects

Founded in 1985, BKSK is a New York City-based architecture firm specializing in design that is socially, contextually, and ecologically engaged. The firm's diverse portfolio of work includes award-winning educational, cultural, civic, liturgical, and residential projects. Known for listening carefully and collaborating deeply, BKSK eschews up-front determinations of form in favor of a thoughtful analysis of organizational mission, place, and program. Individual projects designed by the firm have received over 50 design awards, including an AIA National Housing Award for a new multi-family development, an AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Award for a LEED Platinum visitor center, and three Palladio Awards for contemporary architecture inspired by traditional design theory.

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http://www.bksk.com/

Bollinger Specialty Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Bollinger Specialty Group, a subsidiary of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., has been proudly administering Student Accident Insurance for 70 years. We have become known as a leader in the industry with experience protecting over 36 million students since 1946. With the increasing trend of high deductible plans, and more of the cost share shifted to the insured, Student Accident Coverage has become more important than ever! We are able to provide numerous market options which will allow clients to select a program that works best both in terms of cost and plan design. All of our carrier partners are rated A or better for financial strength by A.M. Best.

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https://www.bollingerschools.com/site/

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board)

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves the public interest by promoting the value of professional, competent and ethical financial planning services, as represented by those who have attained CFP® certification. CFP Board sets and enforces the requirements for CFP® certification, including Education, Examination, Experience and Ethics. Individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements are authorized to use the CFP® certification marks in the United States.

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http://www.cfp.net/

CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange

For 65 years, CIEE has been the nation's leader in producing high-quality international study abroad and exchange programs. A nonprofit, non-governmental international exchange organization, we help to set—and raise—the standards of international education. We are committed to leading by example—to providing superior study abroad opportunities that challenge and inspire the next generation of global citizens. We currently offer 3 programs: semester/academic year, summer, and gap year abroad. 

For more information on our programs and CIEE, please visit  our website: www.ciee.org/high-school-study-abroad.

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http://www.ciee.org/

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation invites your school to embark on an 18th–century revolutionary adventure! Experience our colonial city much as it was when it served as the capital of the Virginia Colony and meet the citizens who helped build a nation. Explore the 301 acre Revolutionary City, browse our world-class indoor museums, and discover a total immersive learning experience with “Nationbuilders” such as George and Martha Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and more! With hands-on activities and actual colonial dining, students learn how individuals played a role in a colonial family and participated in the beginnings of American citizenship.

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http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com

DENNIS School Uniforms

For over 90 years, DENNIS has been the benchmark for school uniforms. Third-generation family owned and operated, we serve over 2000 top schools nationwide at 41 retail stores, and offer online shopping 24/7 at www.dennisuniform.com. We offer hundreds of products — from classic styles to our domestically manufactured signature designs, which are still cut, sewn and hand-pleated in our Portland, Oregon factory. Our family is committed to being a true partner in education whose products and services help make it possible for schools to bring their vision to life.

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http://www.dennisuniform.com/

First Republic Bank

Since First Republic’s inception in 1985, community involvement with a focus on education has been a cornerstone of our mission. We provide schools with total banking solutions including tax-exempt financing, interim loans bridging capital campaigns and the seasonality of cash flows and cash management services. Our private wealth management affiliates offer brokerage and investment management for endowments.

Our goal is to offer unique solutions and deliver on our promises promptly, and we are committed to building successful long-term relationships through extraordinary service. It would be a privilege to serve you.

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https://www.firstrepublic.com/

FlynnO'Hara Uniforms

Established in 1972, FlynnO’Hara Uniforms is the Philadelphia-based supplier and retailer of high-quality school uniforms, medical attire, and gym wear.  Family-owned-and-operated since it’s start, the company attributes its success over three generations to a commitment to quality, unparalleled customer service, and the support of family.  After 43 years, FlynnO’Hara is proud to have grown to be one of the largest school uniform companies in the United States with 30 retail locations, a growing e-commerce platform, and over 1500 partner schools.

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https://www.flynnohara.com/

FolioCollaborative

The FolioCollaborative is a non-profit community of over 100 independent schools who are working together to enrich the faculty and staff development process. Member schools believe that faculty and staff deserve honest, growth-based conversations every year. While all FolioCollaborative schools are using the Folio application to manage this growth process, each school is using it in a slightly different way.

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http://foliocollaborative.org/

Grand Classroom

Grand Classroom is a travel organization based in Virginia that organizes experiential educational programs for students. In addition to the important character-building aspects of student travel, the participants are exposed to a constant stream of interactive lessons in science, history and conservation of wildlife/habitat.

Students working with Grand Classroom are outside the majority of the trip, and learn by hands-on experience with docents and expert guides. In this age of cell phones, computers, television and video games, the staff of Grand Classroom believes that students benefit greatly from education combined with movement and outdoor activity. The trips are run in multiple destinations in the United States, and are customized to meet the objectives of each group.

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http://grandclassroom.com/

Level Up VIllage

Level Up Village (LUV) delivers pioneering Global STEAM (science, tech, engineering, arts and math) enrichment courses that promote design thinking and one-to-one collaboration on real-world problems between K-9 students in the U.S. and partner students in developing countries. Launched in 2012, LUV offers courses during school school, after school and in the summer to more than 1,400 students in 16 countries.

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http://www.levelupvillage.com

Marton Mills Co Ltd

Marton Mills Co Ltd is a traditional, family owned weaving mill steeped in heritage and driven by innovative design. A vast range of fabrics are stock supported or our expert in house design team can offer a bespoke service to meet your exact requirements. As the largest supplier of school wear and kilt fabrics in the UK, consistent quality and exemplary service are provided as standard.

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http://www.martonmills.com/

SAGE Dining Services

Established in 1990, SAGE Dining Services® is the nation's leading provider of campus dining and upscale catering services. For 25 years SAGE has worked in partnership with independent schools and private colleges across North America who share our passion for great food, nutrition and sustainability. Our chefs tailor menus for each community and prepare meals from scratch using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. We provide unparalleled levels of support, financial transparency and culinary innovation that define a new standard of excellence.

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http://www.sagedining.com/

Schoolblazer

Branding Beyond the Badge
Schoolblazer is transforming the idea of school uniforms in Great Britain and Europe and serves some of the most famous names in Britain including Eton, Westminster, Roedean and The Cheltenham Ladies College. We offer complete service: working with leading UK textile designers we design and develop bespoke fabrics including tweeds, plaids and tartans and then turn them into stunning, well-fitted garments. With a variety of supply options we are keen to talk to any international schools who want to move beyond an embroidered badge to use uniform and performance sportswear as a vital component of the School’s identity and ethos.

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https://www.schoolblazer.com/

Simmons College

Founded in 1899, Simmons College is a nationally ranked university located in the heart of Boston and the preeminent authority on women’s leadership. It offers a transformative undergraduate education for women, and renowned coeducational graduate programs in nursing and health sciences, liberal arts, library and information science, social work, and business. Follow Simmons on Twitter @SimmonsCollege and @SimmonsNews.

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http://www.simmons.edu/

StratéGenius

​StratéGenius specializes in placing exceptional administrators and faculty of color nationally in independent and charter schools proven to value diversity and inclusion.

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http://www.strategenius.org/index.aspx

Street Dixon Rick Architecture PLC

At Street Dixon Rick, we count educational architecture and interior design as a primary focus for our work. We have extensive experience in K-12 projects as well as projects for higher education clients. We have been working with educational institutions since our firm began in 1954 and have enjoyed learning about this specialized field of design every since.

Our philosophy is to listen to our clients, to work with them in a collaborative manner to design buildings that will meet their needs, and to create environmentally responsible spaces that inspire the lives of the people who use them. We make it our mission to create educational spaces that make a positive impact to shape the everyday lives of their inhabitants.

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http://www.sdrarch.com

TEALS

Exposure to computer science and programming is essential to solving the gender gap in technology fields. The TEALS program helps high schools build and grow a sustainable computer science program through co-teaching partnerships with computer science professionals. TEALS volunteers support classroom teachers through our Co-Teaching, Teaching Assistants, or Consulting Support models, enabling teachers with varying levels of computer science knowledge to teach a CS class.

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http://tealsk12.org/

Timberline Knolls

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center is located on 43 beautiful acres just outside Chicago, offering a nurturing environment of recovery for women and girls ages 12 and older struggling to overcome eating disorders, substance abuse, mood disorders, trauma and co-occurring disorders. Our multi-disciplinary integrated program provides individualized, intensive treatment utilizing clinical approaches that include the 12-step recovery principles, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), expressive therapies, spirituality and family systems. We also have an award-winning on-campus school, TK Academy, for adolescent residents, who attend classes with a curriculum consistent with that of their home school. By serving with uncompromising care, relentless compassion and an unconditional joyful spirit, we help our residents help themselves in their recovery. For more information, visit www.timberlineknolls.com or call 877.257.9611.

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http://www.timberlineknolls.com

Travel for Teens

We believe student travel should go beyond the typical tourist path. We immerse ourselves in our host culture, learn to appreciate the little nuances and differences that make each place so special and converse with the people who have spent their lives living in the places we visit. Our unique programs are crafted to engender love for travel, hunger for learning, curiosity about differences, appreciation of cultures, and an understanding of what it means to be a global citizen. We invite you to join the TFT family and truly learn what it means to be a traveler and not a tourist.

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http://www.go.travelforteens.com/NCGS

Vidcode

Vidcode is an award-winning software that teaches teens computer programming through their favorite hobby: video-making. Users can upload mobile videos, code effects, and share with friends. Built with teen girls in mind by female engineers, Vidcode is a social place for teens to learn programming in groups and share their interactive projects with each other.

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http://www.vidcode.io/

 
IN-KIND
Bleachers

Bleachers is a secure, turnkey video streaming platform that enhances traditional learning with innovative technology. Our fully customizable solution utilizes fixed and handheld cameras (including iPads) to:

  • Capture the classroom experience and enable flipped classrooms;
  • Share arts performances, guest speakers and special events with the broader school community;
  • Increase student engagement by fully leveraging content creation;
  • Archive new and existing content; and
  • Provide complete access control and detailed viewership metrics.

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https://gobleachers.com/

DiversityComm, Inc.

As the parent company to five diversity focused publications, DiversityComm.net, serves as the umbrella reaching STEAM professionals who are seeking advancement and opportunity. Each magazine has its own website, demographics, audience and subscribers. Target audience are people of color, Hispanics, Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Americans, people with disabilities, veterans and LGBT community and members of other diversity groups. Readers turn to our magazines for our annual highly anticipated Best of the Best Series listing corporations, schools, government agencies and NGOs seeking to recruit seasoned professionals and recent college graduates.

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http://diversityinsteam.com/