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  • Copyright: 2010-08-13
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Essays from more than 30 eminent women who are reinventing leadership by emphasizing collaboration, inner awareness, and relational intelligence. Their passionate stories can inspire us to cocreate a healthy, peaceful, just, and sustainable world.

Author Biography

Nina Simons is co-CEO and cofounder of Bioneers, a national nonprofit that identifies, gathers, and disseminates breakthrough solutions to environmental and social challenges. A speaker and teacher on the environment, restoring the sacred feminine, and the call to engaged action, she gives workshops on cultivating women’s leadership and coproduces the annual Bioneers Conference. She lives outside Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Table of Contents


About Bioneers

Foreword: Milk and Blood---Terry Tempest Williams

Introduction: Cultivating Connection and Capacity Through Story---Nina Simons

Part One
Knowing Our Selves, Our Inner Landscape, and Our Sense of Purpose

    To Walk in Beauty---Sarah Crowell
2    Women Reimagining the World---Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., Joanna Macy, Nina Simons, Alice Walker, and Akaya Windwood
3    Standing in Relationship to Myself and Nature---Gloria Flora
4    We Got Issues---Rha Goddess
5    How Art Can Heal Broken Places---Lily Yeh
6    The Open Space of Democracy---Terry Tempest Williams

Part Two
Leadership Sourced from Inner Authority

7    Direct Action on Behalf of the Earth---Julia Butterfly Hill
   Joy: A Midwife’s Story---Anneke Campbell
9    Pushing Hope’s Edge---Anna Lappé and Frances Moore Lappé
10    The Looks-Within Place---Leslie Gray, Ph.D.
11    Applying Science for Social Change---Riki Ott, Ph.D.
12    The Color of Sustainability---LaDonna Redmond
13    A Fierce and Tender Heart---Jodie Evans
14    The Pulse of Global Women’s Voices Rising---Jensine Larsen

Part Three
Reweaving the Web of Connection

15    Becoming a Blessing: Living As If Your Life Makes a Difference---Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.
16    The Interactive Digital Mural: A Tool for Social Reconciliation from the Local to the Global---Judy Baca
17    Women, Plants, and Culture---Kathleen Harrison
18    The Okanagan Way---Jeannette Armstrong, Ph.D.
19    Changing the World One Heart at a Time---Charlotte Brody, Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., and Belvie Rooks
20    Embracing the Other: Cultural Diversity and Resilience---Kate Kendell
21    From Mourning into Daybreak---Nina Simons

Part Four
Renegotiating Power: Generosity, Mentorship, and Respectful Relations

22    Local Living Economies: Green, Fair, and Fun---Judy Wicks
23    Girl Power for Social Justice---Lateefah Simon
24    Transforming Philanthropy---Kathy LeMay
25    My Life and the Gift Economy---Genevieve Vaughan
26    Circles of Mutual Mentorship---Nina Simons
27    Learning a New Leadership---Jess Rimington
28    What Life Knows: New Ideas from Biology That Could Change the World---Janine Benyus

Part Five
Restoring the Feminine in Our Strategies, Institutions, and Culture

29    V to the Tenth---Eve Ensler
30    Plastic and Public Policy: Getting the Estrogen Out of One and Into the Other---Charlotte Brody
31    The Return of the Ghost Dancers---Edward Tick, Ph.D.
32    Transforming Economics---Donna Morton
33    Green Worker Cooperatives---Omar Freilla
34    Reconnecting Children and Nature---Cheryl Charles, Ph.D.
35    Chica Luna Productions: Women Creating Social Change by Using Popular Media---Sofia Quintero
36    Turtle Heart: Toward an Ocean Revolution---Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D.
37    Global Women Rising---Atema Eclai, Melinda Kramer, and Kavita Ramdas

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