Episode #202 | Nina Simons | Bioneers | Visionary Social Entrepreneur | Cultivating Women's Leadership

     Nina Simons is an award-winning social entrepreneur, teacher, speaker, author, and visionary thinker. In 1990, she and her husband and partner Kenny Ausubel founded Bioneers, an innovative nonprofit organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet. The subtitle for Bioneers is "Revolution from the Heart of Nature" Prior to that, she joined Seeds of Change as it’s marketing director, and was subsequently promoted to President, helping to grow the company as a national brand in a mere 5 years.

     Nina’s current work focuses on writing, speaking and teaching about the importance of leadership, diversity, nature, systems thinking and restoring the feminine in us all.

    She is the co-creator of the Cultivating Women’s Leadership residential trainings and co-edited the anthology, "Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart." 

In this interview, nina talks about women, nature, and social change. she says we are in a time of massive re-invention, and need to look at what leadership really looks like. Nina trusts her body's information, as it never lies. She suggests "befriending vulnerability" and says that "women tend to more relational thinking, and when crisis occurs, they "tend and befriend". She asks how we can reclaim the validity of our emotional lives? She talks about the "demonization" of the feminine, suggests seeking diversity in all it's forms, and says that "relationships are a function of rupture and repair."