Naropa University Presents Nina Simons of Bioneers

Pioneering social entrepreneur will speak on "Beloved Community"

What: Nina Simons Community Talk
Where: Naropa Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302
When: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 12 -1:30 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public. Limited seating and parking available

Nina Simons, Co-CEO and co-founder of BioneersBOULDER, Colo. (August 29, 2012) -- Naropa University is pleased to announce Nina Simons, Co-CEO and co-founder of Bioneers, a movement of scientific and social innovators centered on nature, will be speaking at our Community Town Hall on September 12 from 12-1:30 PM at the Performing Arts Center at 2130 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO. Her talk will focus on Beloved Community. This event is free to the public on a first come, first serve basis and is sponsored by the Environmental Studies Programs and School of Natural and Social Sciences at Naropa University. Seating and Parking are limited.

Nina Simons, Co-CEO and co-founder of Bioneers, is a social entrepreneur who previously served as President of Seeds of Change and as Director of Strategic Marketing for Odwalla. Nina directs Bioneers' Moonrise program, a whole systems approach to women's leadership, which includes co-leading (with Toby Herzlich and other guest facilitators) Cultivating Women's Leadership intensives for women leaders of diverse backgrounds, ages and ethnicities. Her recently-published anthology, Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart, edited with Anneke Campbell, is being used in a range of college classes. Nina has received many honors, including a Robert Rodale Award, the Rainforest Action Network REVEL Award, and the Green Cross Millennium Award for Community Environmental Leadership. In Feb 2012 she was selected by Technica as one of the Top 10 Women of Sustainability. To learn more,

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