Women’s Leadership to the Fore at 21st Annual Bioneers Conference

I am extremely pleased to be speaking at the 2010 Bioneers Conference. If you’re unable to attend the conference in person, you can watch live webcasts of my keynote address, “Riding the Leadership Wave,” as well as the afternoon panel discussion that I am participating in, entitled “Moonrise: Women Leading from the Heart.” The webcasts will be available right here on my website, so grab a latte and enjoy the discussion!

If you’ve been following my Heartfeldt Blog or my 9 Ways Blog, you know that I’m very passionate about encouraging women to embrace their power and step into positions of leadership – now! I invite you to join the discussion by leaving a comment – and don’t forget to come back often, because the 9 Ways Blog will be featuring a different discussion topic each week.

For over twenty years the Annual Bioneers Conference has presented change-makers, innovators and leaders from a staggeringly diverse range of disciplines from environment to social and racial justice, education and localization, and the preservation and celebration of indigenous knowledge to the nurturing and acknowledgment of youth and the leadership of tomorrow.

The Bioneers will be webcasting selected content from the conference including special, live, web-only programming, Backstage@Bioneers, featuring change-makers from around the world in a special series of discussions, hosted by broadcaster and commentator Terrence McNally. Also featured will be clips from the Bioneers Moving Image Film Festival and exclusive highlights from behind the scenes at the Annual Conference.

The webcasts will also be featuring several, specially selected keynote speeches. On Sunday October 17th at 10:30 a.m. (PST) the webcast will present nationally renowned activist and author Gloria Feldt, whose passion for social justice has propelled her life’s work. Her new book, No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, was published by Seal Press in October 2010. It reveals why women are stuck at 18% of top leadership roles and, through both inspirational stories and practical tools, shows how women can redefine power, lead themselves with intention, and reach parity from the boardroom to the bedroom for good—their own and society’s.

On Saturday October 16th at 9:30 a.m. (PST) the webcast will feature Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey, Ph. D., the first female and first Polynesian National Geographic Fellow. Elizabeth is an award-winning filmmaker and anthropologist, whose commitment to the conservation of vanishing indigenous knowledge and tradition not only provides a cultural record for present and future generations, but also serves as the foundation for a global, digital repository, an initiative that she spearheads at the National Geographic Society.

The Backstage@Bioneers special, live, web-only panel on women’s leadership will be broadcast on Saturday, October 16th at 2.00 p.m. and features Nina Simons, Co-CEO & Co-Founder of Bioneers, a social entrepreneur who translates her life experience into tools for serving the emerging leadership of others. Nina is also the editor of the recently released anthology Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading From the Heart, which explores how women are redefining leadership and how restoring the feminine to greater balance can make this transformational work more effective, joyful, and sustainable.

Joining her on the webcast panel will be Gloria Feldt, Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey, Joan Blades, co-founder of MoveOn.org, and also ofMomsRising.org, which seeks to tap the power of online grassroots organizing for U.S. mothers and families; and Akaya Windwood, the Bay Area-based President and CEO of the Rockwood Leadership Institute, a non-profit founded in 2000 to provide individuals, organizations and networks in the social benefit sector with powerful and effective training in leadership and collaboration.

The Bioneers webcast and Backstage@Bioneers webcast programming is a first for Bioneers and is free to watch. For a full schedule of Bioneers webcasts please visit www.bioneers.org/webcast. For more information on the recently released Bioneers anthology Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading From the Heart, please visit www.bioneers.org/moonrise.

GLORIA FELDT is the New York Times bestselling author of several books including No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, a sought-after speaker and frequent contributor to major news outlets, and the Co-Founder and President of Take The LeadPeople has called her “the voice of experience,” and among the many honors she has been given, Vanity Fair called her one of America’s “Top 200 Women Legends, Leaders, and Trailblazers,” and Glamour chose her as a “Woman of the Year.”

As co-founder and president of Take The Lead, a leading women’s leadership nonprofit, her mission is to achieve gender parity by 2025 through innovative training programs, workshops, a groundbreaking 50 Women Can Change The World immersive, online courses, a free weekly newsletter, and events including a monthly Virtual Happy Hour program and a Take The Lead Day symposium that reached over 400,000 women globally in 2017.

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