TRISHA MEILI

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  • Teamwork: The Power of Support
  • Leadership: The Power of Self-Knowledge
  • Attitude: The Power of Choice
  • Personal Growth: The Power of Possibilities
  • Mind/Body: The Power of the Present Moment
  • Peak Performance: The Power of Personal Responsibility

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Inspiration | Leadership | Personal Development | Change

Biography

Trisha Meili is the author of best-selling memoir, I Am the Central Park Jogger: A Story of Hope and Possibility. Her story is about the capacity of the human body and spirit to heal. It is a story of hope and possibility. It didn't begin that way.

On April 19, 1989, Ms. Meili went for a run in New York's Central Park shortly after 9 pm. Hours later, two men wandering the park found her near death from a brutal beating and rape. In a coma, with 80 percent blood loss, a traumatic brain injury and severe exposure, doctors at Metropolitan Hospital worried that this young woman might not survive. The story seized the headlines, not only in New York, but also around the world as people contemplated what the savagery of the attack said about our society.

Ms. Meili was born in northern New Jersey, raised there and in Pittsburgh. She was a Phi Beta Kappa economics major at Wellesley College and a double graduate degree recipient (MBA and MA) at Yale University. After graduation, she went on to work as an associate at the Wall Street Investment Bank Salomon Brothers, until her life was violently interrupted that terrible night in Central Park.

Trisha Meili returned to Salomon eight months after the attack, amazing her doctors and colleagues, and became a Vice President and continued her career there for another eight years. She then ran a nonprofit in New York City, The Bridge Fund of New York Inc., before writing her story.

I Am the Central Park Jogger is not a story of an attack, but rather, one of healing. The horror of Ms. Meili's attack brought an outpouring of support and love from her family, friends, healthcare workers, co-workers, and strangers. She credits this support as part of the miracle of her recovery as she relearned how to do simple things, such as rolling over, telling time, buttoning her blouse, or identifying simple objects. The support allowed her to move from victim to survivor, reclaim her life, and become whole again.

Trisha Meili gives her time to organizations vital to her healing: As an advocate trainer for the Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program (SAVI) at Mount Sinai Hospital and as an Honorary Officer on the Board of Directors of Gaylord Hospital where she did much of her rehabilitation. In addition, she contributes as Founding Chairman of the Board of Achilles International that helped her run the New York City Marathon in 1995.

Ms. Meili was the recipient of the following awards: Leadership Award from the National Center for Victims of Crime, the National Courage Award from the Courage Center, the Pacesetter Award from New York Hospital Queens, the Spirit of Achievement Award from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the Courage Award from Boston's Magic 106.7 Radio Exceptional Women Program, and an Olympic Torchbearer in New York City.

Trisha Meili has appeared on numerous television shows including a Katie Couric Special, The Today Show, NBC's Dateline, Larry King Live, The Early Show on CBS, CNN and FOX News.

Today, Trisha Meili speaks to groups, including businesses, universities, brain injury associations, sexual assault centers, and hospitals, about her journey of recovery and healing. She also gives workshops on transforming adversity. With her work, book, and lectures, she offers lessons on how to manage through unpredictable change, whether personal, professional economic, or spiritual. Her story has encouraged people worldwide to overcome life's obstacles--regardless of what they might be--and get back on the road to life.

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