Olympian and Author, Bonnie St. John to be Headline Speaker at the 2015 Junior League of Greensboro’s Women’s Leadership Summit

"The Junior League of Greensboro announces Bonnie St. John as the Headline Speaker of the 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit to be held April 22, 2015 at Grandover Resort and Conference Center.  As a passionate proponent for all women in various leadership roles, Bonnie St. John will bring her fresh, idealistic views to the stage as she encourages excellence in all facets of a well-rounded leader.

The Junior League of Greensboro believes that trained leaders make lasting community change, and our community is strengthened through developing the potential of women. And developing the potential of women is an initiative in which Bonnie St. John has been on the forefront. Her bestselling book, How Great Women Lead, chronicles the lives and life lessons of extraordinary women, covering four continents and spanning three generations, yet sharing in commonly held values, behaviors and attitudes.

Bonnie St. John exemplifies the mission we hold valuable as the Junior League of Greensboro.  Her message will resonate with the hundreds of women attending The Summit as they strive for their leadership potential in all areas of life. -Junior League President, Paige S. Butler

The 2014 Women’s Leadership Summit hosted a sold-out crowd of over 300 participants, featuring Mrs. Jenna Bush Hager as keynote speaker. In May 2014, The Women’s Leadership Summit was honored with The Leadership Development Award at the 92nd Annual Conference for The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. in St. Louis, MO. 

The Summit will also include other recognized and respected leaders as featured speakers who will educate and enlighten women of all ages and industries in various sessions throughout the day.  Sponsorships are currently available and tickets will be offered for purchase spring of 2015.

About Bonnie St. John   
Despite having her right leg amputated at age five, Bonnie St. John became the first African-American ever to win Olympic or Paralympic medals in ski racing, taking home a silver and two bronze medals in downhill events at the 1984
Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria. Bonnie has achieved the highest levels of success in a variety of endeavors throughout her life. In addition to her success as a Paralympic athlete, she is a best-selling author, a highly sought after keynote speaker, a television and radio personality, a business owner and a Fortune 500 leadership consultant. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University in 1986, and won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, taking an M.Litt. in Economics. Upon her return to the United States, Bonnie was appointed by President Bill Clinton as a director for Human Capital Issues on the White House National Economic Council. Today, Bonnie travels the globe speaking, leading seminars, facilitating international summit conferences and researching her various writing projects. She frequently donates personal appearances to schools, homeless shelters, community groups and other organizations in hundreds of locations while traveling for corporate clients.

About the Junior League of Greensboro

The Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Celebrating its 86th year, the Junior League of Greensboro has contributed more than $3 million in its 86-year history, with more than $2 million contributed in the last 10 years."

- A Press Release

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