Keynote speaker overcame tremendous odds
One of the keynote speakers at the 2017 NSC Congress & Expo is not an occupational safety and health professional, the head of a safety organization or a representative of a safety products company.
Bonnie St. John is a medal-winning skier – who has only one leg.
St. John had her right leg amputated at the age of five. Despite this, she won a silver and two bronze medals at the 1984 Winter Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria – the first African-American ever to win medals in Winter Olympic competition.
Skiing isn’t her only area of achievement. St. John graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard
Her books include: Getting Ahead At Work Without Leaving Your Family Behind, Live Your Joy and How Great Women Lead. She co-authored her latest work, MICRO-RESILIENCE: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Focus, Drive, & Energy, with her husband, former entertainment industry CEO, Allen Haines.
St. John will be speaking at the NSC Congress & Expo on Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 1 – 2 p.m. on the topic: “Normal is Overrated – Aim Higher!”