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Women’s Luncheon – Friday, November 5, 2021

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Columbia County Women in Business present a Women’s Luncheon at The Falls on Friday, November 5 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm with guest speaker Sydney Park, Current Miss New York.  Sydney will be speaking about Empowering Women followed by a Q & A.  Event will be catered by The Cascades.  Cost per Member $40 and Non-Member $50.   To register call 518-828-4417 or email akneller@columbiachamber-ny.com.  Sponsors of this event are Key Bank, The Greenport at The Falls, Sunmark Credit Union and Arica’s Insurance.

About Sydney:  Sydney Wallace Park is Columbia University graduate with a B.A. in American Studies.  While, there, she was the editor-in-chief of the Columbia’s yearbook and head manager of the school’s DI Men’s Basketball team, and received the Columbia University King’s Crown Leadership Excellence Award.  After graduating, Sydney spent a year as a litigation legal assistant as Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, where she worked on antitrust filings, complex litigation , and pro bono matters.  Being trilingual, she heled file u-visa applications, immigration petitions, and political asylum claims.  While studying Fordham Law School to obtain her J.D., she served as an evening division representative for the Fordham Business & Law Association.  She has worked as a court intern a the New York State Supreme Court and is currently a Summer Associate at BakerHostetler LLP where she works on a variety of legal matters.

Sydney’s Social Impact Initiative, One Team, empowers youth through sports and to promote gender equality across the sports industry.  Her advocacy focuses on supporting historically underrepresented and under-supported groups in nonbinary youth.  She has partnerships with the Strong Girls United Foundation and Up2Us Sports, one of the largest networks of coaches in the United States.  In addition, she worked with Up2Us New York and Adidas on their She Breaks Barriers sports initiative.  Sydney has been a featured panelist for Up2Usw Sports National Girls and Women’s in Sports Day panel and a guest speaker on podcasts and web interviews including Her Sports Story, Lady-thletes, Graduating & Growth, and Time Capsule.  She is an avid New York sports fan and coaches girls soccer teams in Harlem and the Bronx.

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