Nina Simon

Nina Simon and Kenny Ausubel founded the Bioneers conference and organization in 1990. Nina is a social entrepreneur her life and work are informed by her passion for women’s leadership, systems thinking, the natural world and the arts’ capacity to shape culture and shift consciousness. Throughout her career in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, Nina has pioneered innovative social marketing strategies for successful ventures that have worked to advance social and environmental change. Previously, she served as president of Seeds of Change and as director of strategic marketing for Odwalla. In 2006, in collaboration with Toby Herzlich, Nina began offering Cultivating Women’s Leadership, a transformative five-day intensive for diverse women with the passion and capacity to effect progressive change in their communities. She is the editor, with Anneke Campbell, of Moonrise, The Power of Women Leading from the Heart.