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Paralympic Gold Medalist Bonnie St. John Coming to Seton Hall October 11th  

Headshot of Bonnie St. John.Bonnie St. John, the first African-American to medal in ski racing in the Paralympics and number one best-selling author of "How Great Women Lead," will be at Bethany Hall on Thursday, October 11 from 11 a.m. to noon to address Seton Hall's current and future student leaders.

Previously called "one of the five most inspiring women in America" by NBC Nightly News, Bonnie St. John overcame a right leg amputation at the age of five to become a Paralympic medalist – bringing home three medals from the 1984 Winter Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria. After her success as a Paralympic athlete, St. John attend Harvard University, graduating Magna Cum Laude and winning the Rhodes Scholarship to continue her studies at Oxford University. Upon her return to the United States, St. John was appointed by President Clinton as the Director for Human Capital Issues on the White House National Economic Council.

St. John's collection of books help readers traverse various challenges that may come up in life regarding money, families, relationships and careers. Her number one best-seller How Great Women Lead depicts her and her teenage daughter's travels around the world as they connected with some of today's most revered women: former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Academy Award Winner Geena Davis and international fashion designer Eileen Fisher.

St. John is frequently called on by national and international media correspondents including those from The Today Show, CNN, CBS Morning News, NBC News, PBC, NPR, The New York Times, and People and Essence Magazine to discuss her message of resilience and her work as a leadership consultant to Fortune 500 companies and an author.

This event is open to all students at Seton Hall University but registration prior to the event is required. Please click here to register. Spots are limited.

Categories: Nation and World

For more information, please contact:

  • Eileen Bastien
  • (973) 378-9852
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