Integral Leadership: One Woman's Journey

When Bioneers Co-Founder Nina Simons turned 40, she began receiving public acknowledgement for her leadership in the organization, for featuring and sharing widely the innovative leaders, stories and visions that reveal pathways toward healing relationships with our selves, each other and the Earth.

As Nina shared her experiences with her female friends and colleagues she 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 her upcoming 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 increasingly intersectional 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.
The whole book will weave together 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.
We’ll let you know when the book is complete, and how to get it. In service to everyone’s most effective, joyful and resilient leadership…
As a special treat to the Bioneers community we are offering a preview of the book that you can download here.




About the Book

Through twelve years of co-facilitating Bioneers Cultivating Women’s Leadership intensives with an array of wildly diverse women, Nina Simons realized how a shared experience of the history and injustice of gender bias could help form a bridge — an empathic window into finding common ground. She learned how relating through all of our ways of knowing while being vulnerable and real could help weave relationships that transcend what tends to otherwise divide women.

The full book will braid together essays, prose poems and interviews that describe the arc of one woman’s learning, growing, self-discovery and increasing alignment with her own evolving 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:

  • Shares examples and principals of a leadership that’s sourced from love, and evolves from the inside, out
  • Considers the benefits and challenges of achieving full gender equity to the future of life on Earth
  • Highlights the need for rebalancing the feminine and masculine archetypes within us each and all
  • Explores pathways for social healing, both individually and collectively
  • Reveals how one woman’s sense of purpose can evolve and grow, with time and experience.
From the author of the acclaimed book, Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart, which is currently being used in bookclubs, graduate courses on leadership, diversity and women’s studies.



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