Jalaja Bonheim, PhD is an inspiring visionary, internationally acclaimed speaker and award-winning author of several books including The Sacred Ego: Making Peace with Our- selves and Our World, which won the Nautilus Award for best book of 2015. Renowned for her work in em- powering women, she mentors and trains female leaders worldwide. She is the founder of The Institute for Circlework TM and one of the world’s foremost experts in the use of circle gatherings as a tool for connecting and healing individuals and commu- nities. An essential voice for peace, Jalaja provides 21st century tools based in ancient wisdom. She has gathered special acclaim for her groundbreaking work with Jewish and Palestinian women in the Middle East.