An Evening With Bonnie St. John was A Great Success!

New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

Press Release




Galit Kierkut, Esquire
President NJWLA

Tel:  (973) 643-5896  



The New Jersey Women Lawyer’s Association’s Presentation of

 An Evening With Bonnie St. John: How Great Women Lead

was A Great Success!  


PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY, November 29, 2012 – Paralympics gold medalist, economist and bestselling author/speaker Bonnie St. John, along with her teenage daughter Darcy Deane (who appeared via Skype), led a truly inspirational presentation focused on inter-generational views of what it means to be a strong female leader. Bonnie and Darcy shared openly their journey and the personal lessons they learned while researching and writing their book, How Great Women Lead.  Scattered among the crowd of over 75 attendees were many young women and girls, who together with their mothers, listened to enlightening stories and anecdotes about the incredible female leaders who Bonnie and Darcy interviewed for their book, including Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first female President of Liberia.  The presentation included a lively and thought-provoking discussion about what it means to be a great female leader and how that image of leadership has and will continue to evolve … especially for the next generation. Following the discussion, Bonnie graciously signed her book and took photographs with audience members, while Darcy remained on Skype to answer questions posed by the younger women in the audience. 


The event was sponsored by the law firms of Jackson Lewis and Lowenstein Sandler and co-sponsored by the Women In the Profession Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, The Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey and the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey.  NJWLA’s charitable partner for the event was Opportunity International.


NJWLA was proud and honored to be able to bring Bonnie and Darcy to New Jersey for such an inspirational evening; one that we hope will strengthen the resolve of younger women lawyers to strive to positions of leadership themselves and not opt out of the legal profession.

About New Jersey Women Lawyers Association


NJWLA’s mission is to retain women in the legal profession through education and activism, to promote our members to the highest levels of law firm, government, academic, community and corporate positions and to endorse qualified female attorneys for appointments to the state and federal judiciary.  NJWLA fosters leadership among its members by promoting professional activities, mentoring, educational programs and networking functions.  NJWLA is the voice on all issues of importance to women engaged in the practice of law.


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