The Albuquerque International Society presents "Re-Inventing Leadership: In Environment, Business and Civil Society," a lecture by Nina Simons Friday, Feb. 21 from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. in the UNM Continuing Education auditorium. Admission to the lecture is $15 for Society members, $20 for non-members and free for students with an ID. 

Simons is the co-founder of Bioneers, an international non-profit organization that works to engage communities in the creation of a sustainable, just and diverse world. The organization has earned a reputation for its effective outreach and communications and for spreading awareness of innovative leaders, projects and ideas. She previously worked in the corporate sector, was a manager of a small business and also a social entrepreneur. 

In the talk, Simons addresses the emergence of women into greater leadership in the 21st century, and what it has in common with the re-invention of the kind of leadership most admired and effective. She suggests that the emergence of more women in these leadership roles has proved effective because of a rebalancing of masculine and feminine principals within ourselves and our culture.

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