Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading From the Heart
Edited by Nina Simons and Anneke Campbell, Foreword by Terry Tempest Williams
Moonrise explores the flourishing, passionate forms of leadership emerging from women on behalf of the earth and community. Many today find themselves being called toward greater leadership on behalf of the Earth, sourced from their inner authority and inspired by what they love and are dedicated to protect, transform, and strengthen. Those successfully heeding this call have embraced the qualities previously relegated to the “feminine”– inner awareness, collaboration, relational intelligence, respect for the sacred and generosity — and married them to the best of their “masculine” attributes to create a new form of leadership more inspiring, inviting, and effective for transforming how we live on Earth and with each other.
Moonrise contains more than 30 essays from successful women leaders, including writers and activists Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker and Eve Ensler, psychiatrist Jean Shinoda Bolen, holistic doctor Rachel Naomi Remen, hip-hop performer Rha Goddess, and famous tree-sitter Julia Butterfly-Hill — as well as lesser known but equally influential leaders. Their narratives explore how they cultivated their leadership impulses and their “feminine” strengths, reinventing leadership to prioritize community, collaboration, the environment, and the common good. Illuminating a path to progressive environmental and social change, their passionate stories of joyful, creative, collaborative, and sacred leadership ignite within each reader the power to help co-create a healthy, peaceful, just, and sustainable world.
“Nina Simons’ Moonrise brings together thirty wise essays on transforming the old ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ division into a human style of leadership. These are writers and activists who know how to link rather than rank, and so can help each of us to learn as well as to lead.” — Gloria Steinem, pioneering feminist, author, and founder of Ms. Magazine