March 6, 2024
Please join us and our guest, Nina Simons, award-winning author of Nature, Culture, and the Sacred: A Woman Listens for Leadership. Nina offers guidance and inspiration for anyone aspiring to grow into their own unique form of leadership on behalf of positive change. Inspired and informed by Indigenous wisdom keepers leading the way towards a regenerative future, she invites women and people of all genders to, as Joanna Macy suggests, "see with new and ancient eyes." Weaving her own insights together with reflections from cutting-edge leaders such as Terry Tempest Williams, Jeannette Armstrong, Alixa Garcia and V (formerly Eve Ensler), Nina opens thought-provoking pathways for reflection and growth. Discussion guides for each chapter offer prompts for engaging with radical anti-racism and intersectionality. In this essential handbook for navigating these perilous times with clarity and joy, Nina invites us to remember and reclaim our sacred relationship to the Earth.
In 2017, co-founder of Bioneers (bioneers.org/ncs), Nina received the Goi Peace Award with her husband and partner Kenny Ausubel for "pioneering work to promote nature-inspired innovations for restoring the Earth and our human community." Informed by her extensive experience with multicultural women's leadership development, Nina replaces the old patriarchal leadership paradigm with a more feminine-inflected style that illustrates the interconnected nature of the issues we face today. Sharing moving stories of women around the world joining together to reconnect people, nature and the land – both practically and spiritually – her book is necessary reading for anyone who wants to learn from and be inspired by women who are leading the way towards transformational change by cultivating vibrant movements for social and environmental justice.