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Women Helping Women Fund announces 2013 luncheon speaker

— Nearly 100 women joined together on November 8th for Pioneer Circle, representing the largest underwriter of the Women Helping Women Fund luncheon. They were first to hear that the speaker for the Women Helping Women Fund's 21st annual luncheon on May 20, 2013 will be 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. In recognition of this historic achievement, St. John was quoted on millions of Starbucks coffee cups and was honored at the White House by President George W. Bush.

St. John 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 the single mother of a teenage daughter. 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, St. John was appointed by President Bill Clinton as a director for Human Capital Issues on the White House National Economic Council.

Today, St. John travels the globe speaking, leading seminars 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. In 2010, St. John once again represented the USA as a member of President Obama's official delegation to the Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

The celebrated author of six books, St. John co-authored her most recent #1 best seller, How Great Women Lead, with her teenage daughter, Darcy. Together they traveled around the world on an extraordinary mother-daughter journey into the lives, and life lessons, of fascinating women leaders including Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, fashion designers, CEOs, women's rights activists and many more.

NBC Nightly News called St. John, "One of the five most inspiring women in America." She has been featured extensively in both national and international media including: TODAY, CNN, CBS Morning News, NBC News, PBS, NPR and The New York Times, as well as People, 'O' and Essence magazines, to name just a few.

For more information on the Women Helping Women fund go to whwfspokane.org.

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