Women and Faith
STILLNES, SILENCE AND THE LISTENING HEART
NinaSimons in conversation
We are pleased to welcome Nina Simons as guest contributor to the Women and Faith Interview Series in Sufism, An Inquiry; part of an endeavor to explore the wisdom of women working creatively at the intersection of personal, social and ecological healing. The design of the in-depth conversations arises from experiences of women living within and from the presence of their heart as they cultivate integrity and wisdom that ripples into the surrounding world. In essence, the inquiry is directed toward discovering what provides women with strength, balance and peace on their journey, and how women experience their own evolution. Nina Simons is a social entrepreneur and co-Founder and President of Bioneers, a nonprofit educational organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for healing relationships among people and planet (www.bioneers.org). Previously, Nina served as president of Seeds of Change and as director of strategic marketing for Odwalla, Inc. In addition to advancing practical social and environmental strategies, Nina has an enduring interest in the leadership of women and girls, and the reemergence of the feminine within us all, which has long been reflected in Bioneers’ conference programming and media. She is co-editor of Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart, and co-teaches Cultivating Women’s Leadership, a six-day forum for women entrepreneurs, educators, donor activists, community leaders, artists and other nonprofit practitioners. In 2002, Nina produced a retreat for diverse women leaders called UnReasonable Women for the Earth, to envision a broad progressive women’s movement with environmental restoration at its heart. The gathering served as an incubator, helping to seed the formation of CodePink: Women for Peace.
Sufism: An Inquiry Vol XVI, No. 2