About Dr. Birute Regine:
While getting her master’s and doctorate degrees in human development at Harvard in the 1980's, Birute Regine, EdD collaborated with the psychologist Carol Gilligan, author of In a Different Voice, and was a project director in the groundbreaking Harvard Project on the Development of Girls and the Psychology of Women. She also served as a teaching assistant to Pulitzer Prize winner Erik Erikson.
For twenty-five years Dr Regine worked as clinical psychologist in private practice, trained in family systems, gestalt, and relational theory. She studied at the College of Executive Coaching and today she works as an executive and life coach. She spent two years as a visiting scholar at the Center for Research on Women at Wellesley College and as an affiliate to the Jean Baker Miller’s Stone Center where she explored the power of stories as vehicles of organizational change. She co-authored the highly acclaimed book The Soul at Work: Embracing Complexity Science for Business Success with science writer Roger Lewin. Her latest book, Iron Butterflies: Women transforming themselves and the world won the 2011 Silver Nautilus Book award in both social change and women interest categories.
Regine is an inspirational key note speaker at national and international conferences and to organizations. She has been a guest on numerous radio and television programs. She blogs for the Huffington Post and Forbes. She is founder of Iron Butterfly Power Circles community, where women are not empowered but rather remember their power and take their place as leaders.
Regine is married to science writer Roger Lewin. Her daughter Rasa Dawson works for Oxfam America and her son Romas Zimlicki, a Major in the US Army, has served in Iraq three times. She has four grandchildren, Lina, Grayson, Maia, and Spencer who she thinks of as personal trainers. Modern dance, yoga, and hiking serve as Regine’s therapy. Cooking, entertaining, performing arts and traveling are her playgrounds. She divides her time between Cambridge, MA , Hancock, NH and Richmond VA.
What ticks me off is not the book itself but the media's spin on it and the questions it raises and doesn't raise. This spin isn't about sex, it's about power. The bondage narrative moves women back from little power to no power.