International Honoree

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Carol J. Carter

Founder, LifeBound; CEO and Founder, GlobalMindED


Carol Carter is the founder of LifeBound and the CEO and founder of GlobalMindED. She is a national and international student success author, speaker, seventeen-year corporate veteran and entrepreneur who has traveled for work (or pleasure) to almost 60 countries.

Carol began her career at Prentice-Hall at age 26, where she was the first female assistant vice president; at age 30, she became the first female vice president at the company.

She is the lead author of the Keys to Success Series for college freshmen, which helps students connect their academic learning to their professional future. The series is multidisciplinary and is read by students in majors from business to science to engineering. The series has been published in Canadian, Chinese, Spanish, Swedish and Arabic and has been read by 3 million college freshmen, earning $65 million for Pearson.

She self-funded LifeBound, a content and coaching company teaching faculty to facilitate and champion students’ professional abilities to prepare them to excel as contributors outside of college.

After surviving cancer in 2014, Carol started and funded GlobalMindED to help first generation college students and low-income teenagers get the “hidden curriculum,” role models, mentors, internships and jobs to ensure that they graduate college, secure high earning employment and have access to promotions and leadership opportunities. To date, GlobalMindED has placed more than 350 low income and first generation college students into high earning jobs.






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