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

October 15, 2010

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 acknowledgement 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, author and Women’s Media Center board member 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 and an award-winning filmmaker and anthropologist. 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, and editor of the recently released anthology Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading From the Heart.

Joining Simons on the webcast panel will be Gloria Feldt,  Elizabeth Kapu'uwailani Lindsey, Joan Blades, co-founder of and, and Akaya Windwood, the Bay Area-based President and CEO of the Rockwood Leadership Institute.

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