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Sydney Price

Senior VP, Kate Spade New York

Bio Current as of June 17, 2015

Sydney Price is senior vice president at Kate Spade New York, a global lifestyle brand. As chief merchant she oversees all functions for buying, visual merchandising, store operations and ecommerce within the United States, UK and Canada. Sydney has led the Kate Spade New York (KSNY) partnership with Women for Women International (WfWi) in creating a replicable business model around private-public partnerships in Bosnia, Rwanda and Afghanistan. KSNY formed a partnership with WfWi, a non- governmental organization with a mission to offer women, living in countries devastated by war, one- year programs that provide the job training, business skills and economic and social empowerment they need to earn a sustained living. The partnership, called Hand in Hand, aims to help WfWi realize this mission by pairing the traditional handicrafts of the women in these countries with KSNY’s signature design and training. KSNY has also assisted in reviving the cashmere industry within Afghanistan. And in 2011, was the first global customer using all 5 processing stages creating 240 sustainable jobs for women, paying good wages and offering them a world market. In 2012, KSNY will be manufacturing jewelry and other fashion accessories. Many of these jobs can be done within the women’s home creating a safe environment. By 2013, KSNY goal is to create over 1,000 sustainable jobs for women in war-torn countries and manufacture more than 25,000 units.