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By Anneke Campbell

Explores the flourishing, passionate types of management rising from girls on behalf of the earth and neighborhood

• comprises greater than 30 essays from winning girls leaders, together with writers Alice Walker and Eve Ensler, psychiatrist Jean Shinoda Bolen, holistic surgeon Rachel Naomi Remen, hip-hop performer Rha Goddess, and recognized tree-sitter Julia Butterfly Hill

• From Bioneers president and cofounder Nina Simons

Many at the present time locate themselves being referred to as towards larger management on behalf of the Earth, towards management sourced from their internal authority and encouraged through what they love and are devoted to defend, remodel, and develop. these effectively heeding this name have embraced the features formerly relegated to the “feminine”--inner information, collaboration, relational intelligence, recognize for the sacred and generosity--and married them to the easiest in their “masculine” attributes to create a brand new kind of management extra inspiring, inviting, and powerful for reworking how we are living in the world and with one another.

This anthology offers greater than 30 essays from eminent girls trailblazers--such as writer Alice Walker, psychiatrist Jean Shinoda Bolen, playwright Eve Ensler, holistic surgeon Rachel Naomi Remen, biologist Janine Benyus, hip-hop performer Rha Goddess, and well-known tree-sitter Julia Butterfly Hill--as good as lesser-known yet both influential leaders--such as social entrepreneur Judy Wicks, philanthropic activist Kathy LeMay, foodstuff justice recommend LaDonna Redmond, and media educator Sofia Quintero. Their narratives discover how they cultivated their management impulses and their “feminine” strengths, reinventing management to prioritize neighborhood, collaboration, the surroundings, and the typical reliable. Illuminating a route to innovative environmental and social swap, their passionate tales of cheerful, artistic, collaborative, and sacred management ignite inside of every one reader the facility to aid cocreate a fit, peaceable, simply, and sustainable international.

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For years we wear a Liberty and Justice for All Ball at the eve of the Fourth of July out on the street. in a skit referred to as “Birth of the Nation,” I dressed up as a pregnant Colonial girl with an indication on my again that acknowledged, GEORGE WASHINGTON SLEPT right here! The progressive conflict drummer might play, and a midwife along with her lantern might carry my twins, a black lady and a white lady either wearing pink, white, and blue, with banners: one acknowledged LIBERTY, the opposite acknowledged JUSTICE. They hopped up onto the level and tap-danced to “Yankee Doodle Dandy. ” Then we wheeled out a waitress dressed because the Statue of Liberty, lit our sparklers, and sang “God Bless the United States. ” The neighborhood residing financial system circulate is set maximizing relationships, now not maximizing gains. It’s approximately progress of attention and creativity, no longer manufacturers and industry percentage; democracy and decentralized possession, no longer focused wealth; a residing go back, now not the top go back; a good expense, now not the bottom fee; sharing, no longer hoarding; simplicity, now not gluttony; life-serving, now not self-serving; partnership, now not domination; cooperation, no longer pageant; win-win alternate, now not win-lose exploitation; family members farms, no longer manufacturing unit farms; biodiversity, now not mono-crops; cultural variety, now not monoculture; creativity, now not conformity; sluggish nutrients, now not quick nutrition; our dollars, no longer Starbuck’s; our mart, now not Wal-Mart; valuing lifestyles over way of life; and, because the earth constitution says, “being extra, now not having extra. ” At its middle, the stream for neighborhood residing economies is ready love. And it’s love that may triumph over the phobia that many may possibly suppose within the tough days forward as we are facing weather swap, source depletion, and environmental decline. Our energy comes from conserving what we love—love of position, love of existence, of individuals, animals, nature, all of existence on our attractive planet Earth. And for the marketers between us, it’s additionally a few love of commercial. enterprise has been corrupted as an tool of greed instead of certainly one of provider to the typical stable. but we all know that enterprise is gorgeous after we produce a services or products that’s wanted by way of our group. Our materialistic society has desensitized us to the pain that underlies our commercial financial system. We’re additionally desensitized through a fake inspiration of masculinity according to regulate and domination over other folks and nature. we want a extra female, nurturing method of life—to bring about the goddess in each one people, women and men either, reconnecting with one another, bringing care and compassion to our financial system and belief and concord to our global. We needs to open our hearts and eyes and ears—to listen the cry of the pigs within the crates, of a cow for her calf, of animals in laboratories, within the fur undefined. To believe the ache of guys, girls, and youngsters enslaved in sweatshops, within the rug undefined, in diamond and coal mines, and in chocolate creation. The soreness of migrant staff in slaughterhouses and pesticide-soaked business farms. The pain of the folk of Iraq, of Nigeria, of the rainforest tribes—everywhere there are oil and normal assets to take advantage of and to struggle wars over.

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