Downhill Skier and Amputee Bonnie St. John Talks Inclusion

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AB Show keynoter Bonnie St. John was just five years old when her right leg was amputated. Despite her disability, she went on to become the first African-American ever to win medals in Winter Olympic competition, taking home a bronze medal in the slalom, a bronze medal in the giant slalom, and a silver medal for overall performance at the 1984 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria. After that she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University and won the Rhodes Scholarship, she was appointed by then President Bill Clinton as a director for Human Capital Issues on the White House National Economic Council. Given the rigor her career journey, it's probably not surprising that prior to her conversation with AB executive editor Andy Berg back in September, she turned on the treadmill beneath her standing desk. "I'm literally going to walk the talk," she quipped.

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