Integral Leadership: One Woman's Journey

One Woman’s Journey

When Bioneers Co-Founder Nina Simons turned 40, she began receiving public acknowledgement for her leadership in the organization, from featuring and making visible the innovative leaders, stories and visions related to sustainability.

As Nina shared her experiences with her female friends and colleagues Nina discovered that that they too felt similarly conflicted about leadership as an aspiration or public persona. From that point forward Nina began a twenty-year exploration into the nature of leadership and its reinvention, culminating in the creation of the book: Integral Leadership – One Woman’s Journey.

The full book will be published as a compilation of essays, prose poems and interviews that describe the arc of one woman’s learning, growing, self-discovery and increasing alignment with her own sense of purpose – or assignment. As a special treat to the Bioneers community we are offering a preview of the book that you can download here.




We hope you may find it useful, inspiring or illustrative as we each find our way toward lives filled with purpose, integrity and meaning.

About the Book

Through eleven years of co-facilitating Bioneers Cultivating Women’s Leadership intensives with an array of wildly diverse women, Nina Simons realized how that shared experience of the pain and injustice of gender bias could be a bridge — an empathic window into finding common ground.

The full book will be published as a compilation of essays, prose poems and interviews that describe the arc of one woman’s learning, growing, self-discovery and increasing alignment with her own sense of purpose – or assignment.

““You bioneers, progressive people like you… I raise these concerns to you because fighting on behalf of women, on behalf of minority people of color, fighting on behalf of the environment and the planet are all one big battle. We bioneers know that violence, greed, racism, unchecked materialism, and abuse of this planet and the nature in and on it is its own form of terrorism, and will eventually destroy us if we don’t first put an end to it.”

J.L. Chestnut

Inspired by and featuring women activists and leaders in the women’s equality movement, this collection:

  • Highlights the need for common understanding between the sexes and genders
  • Explores concepts of empowering the self and the community
  • Focuses on examples and lessons of leadership

Contributors include:

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Download the preview now and get notified when the full book is available!






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