Speakers

Nina Simons

Nina Simons is President and Co-Founder of Bioneers, and has co-produced the Bioneers Conference and guided the organization’s growth since 1990. Previously, her social entrepreneurship included serving as president of Seeds of Change, the organic biodiversity garden seed company, which she helped develop into a national brand within five years, and directing strategic marketing efforts for Odwalla while the company expanded rapidly across the country. Nina translates her life experience into tools for inspiring and informing the emerging leadership of others. She teaches and lectures on Re-Inventing Leadership from the Inside Out, Restoring the Feminine and Organizations as Living Systems. She co-created Cultivating Women’s Leadership – a five-day intensive for women of all backgrounds, ethnicities, ages and disciplines with a significant desire and capacity to effect positive change in their communities. Her work helps to reveal and celebrate the interconnectedness of environment, health, consciousness and social justice.

 

 

Jean Shinoda Bolen

Jean Shinoda Bolen, M. D, is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, and an internationally known author and speaker who draws from spiritual, feminist, Jungian, medical and personal wellsprings of experience. She is the author of Like A Tree: How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet (2011), The Tao of Psychology, Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman, Ring of Power, Crossing to Avalon, Close to the Bone, The Millionth Circle, Goddesses in Older Women, Crones Don’t Whine and Urgent Message from Mother. She is a major advocate for a United Nations 5th World Conference on Women, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. a former clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco, and past board member of the Ms. Foundation for Women and the International Transpersonal Association. She was a recipient of the Institute for Health and Healing’s “Pioneers in Art, Science, and the Soul of Healing Award was in two acclaimed documentaries, the Academy-Award winninanti-nuclear proliferation film Women—For America, For the World, and the Canadian Film Board’s Goddess Remembered.

 

 

Tiffany Dufu

TIFFANY DUFU, president of The White House Project.  In 2011, Tiffany became president of The White House Project, a national, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization, 501(c)(3), aims to advance women’s leadership in all communities and sectors, up to the U.S. presidency.  Tiffany has forged new partnerships, strengthened the Corporate Council, and refined the organization’s strategy. Having now raised nearly $20 million toward the cause of women and girls, she has been featured in The Seattle Times, The New York Times and NPR, and is a frequent speaker on nonprofit fundraising and women’s leadership.

 

 

Kathy LeMay

Kathy LeMay is the founder, president and CEO of Raising Change, which helps organizations raise capital to advance social change agendas and philanthropic individuals with social action planning worldwide. Kathy, who began her global activism in war-torn Yugoslavia where she worked with women survivors of the siege and rape-genocide camps, has been a social change fundraiser for fifteen years, raising millions of dollars in the fields of women’s human rights, hunger and poverty relief, HIV/AIDS, and movement-building. Kathy has provided social-change fundraising and generosity trainings to hundreds of organizations throughout the world—including top-level executives at, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and CitiFinancial—as well as being a prolific public speaker on strategies that advance the movement for justice and empower women to come into their own voices. She has appeared on numerous tv and radio shows including Oxygen TV and the Oprah Winfrey Show.

 

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