Bonnie St. John & Darcy Deane
DYNAMIC MOTHER-DAUGHTER DUO & AUTHORS OF HOW GREAT WOMEN LEAD
REACH Higher. How Great Women Lead: 10 Years Later
Olympic skier, amputee and IWL alum Bonnie St. John will be returning to our conference Mainstage, joined by her daughter, Darcy Deane, for a don’t miss conversation 10 years after the publication of their book How Great Women Lead: A Mother-Daughter Adventure Into the Lives of Women Shaping the World. The mother-daughter duo will talk candidly about the heart-to-heart conversations they enjoyed and connections they made while profiling some of the world’s most prominent female role models, and explore the advances — and the set-backs — women leaders have faced over the decade since their book hit the best seller list in 2012.
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Bonnie & Darcy's Bio
Despite having her right leg amputated at age five, Bonnie St. John became the first African American ever to win medals in Winter Olympic competition, taking home a silver and two bronze medals at the 1984 Winter Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria. Bonnie graduated with honors from Harvard, won a Rhodes Scholarship, earned numerous sales awards at IBM, and was appointed by President Bill Clinton as a director of the White House National Economic Council. Today, she travels the globe as a highly acclaimed keynote speaker, leadership expert, and bestselling author. As the CEO of Blue Circle Leadership, Bonnie provides Fortune 500 companies with international, virtual programs including Transformational Leadership – designed to address the unique challenges of multicultural women in the workplace.
Currently a Human Capital Consultant at Deloitte, Darcy Deane drives innovation for a digital suite of change management platforms. As a biracial, nonbinary, autistic self-advocate, Darcy is also passionate about supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Darcy earned a BA and an MA from the University of Pennsylvania in Linguistic Anthropology.
Bonnie and Darcy have been featured extensively in worldwide media including: The Today Show, GMA, CNN, CBS Morning News, NBC News, NPR, and The New York Times, as well as People, “O”, Essence, and Teen Vogue magazines.
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