Sydney Price is an award winning, executive leader with expertise in combining the unique distinctions of the fashion industry, social enterprise, and a higher purpose to drive sustainable growth and profits. Recognized as a catalyst in business transformation, Sydney inspires organizational change through thought provoking speaking engagements and being showcased in published articles detailing her international accomplishments, social good innovation, and revenue enhancing leadership abilities. Through strategic, global team leadership, Sydney is a driving force of executing socially responsible and women’s empowerment initiatives with an unquenchable thirst and intrapreneurial spirit to create new revenue channels where purpose and profit intersect. She is the Nexus between business and promoting “social good”.
As a leader-coach, and highly skilled facilitator, Sydney has taken her achievements, passion, and experiences to the next level by empowering other businesses, universities, non-profits, and social entrepreneurs. As an accomplished speaker, Sydney has had the opportunity to present at high-profile venues, such as the United Nations where she presented “Women, Peace and Security – Promoting Resilience of Women in 2017, Harvard University presenting “How Social Enterprise and Fashion Intersect”, 2017, and at New York University on “Integrating Social Enterprise into Fashion Supply Chains”, 2017. Sydney has also been awarded, “Most Influential Women of the Mid-Level Market” by CEO Connection, 2015.
Sydney’s most recent role as Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, at Kate Spade & Company (KSC), allowed her to expand her skill sets and the opportunity to give back. By strategically leading domestic and international teams, she developed and implemented a new, profitable commercial channel within the KSC value chain fueling a culture of community, collaboration and camaraderie as well as built an international Social Enterprise supplier in Rwanda. By combining her passion for implementing social responsibility to drive profits, Sydney initiated global alliances with key stakeholders, foreign government leaders, and community artisans. Sydney’s innovative “Social Enterprise Supplier Model” was awarded “Best Economic Empowerment Program” from the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation in 2015. Following, in 2017, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business reported on the performance and potential for a purpose supplier model, entitled “Kate Spade & Company Social Enterprise Supplier Model”.
Throughout Sydney’s tenure at KSC, prior to disrupting the industry and leading corporate social responsibility, she oversaw the direct to consumer merchandising efforts where she led an explosive growth phase with the global lifestyle brand. It was in this role that Sydney was able to lead omni-channel growth from $250M to $80M+ in increased revenue along with 275% increase in customer acquisition. Sydney was able to identify and capitalize on opportunities to empower others while driving growth by spearheading partnerships with NGO Women for Women International and also developed partnerships with women in Bosnia, Rwanda, and Afghanistan. Sydney’s efforts were featured at the Concordia Summit and US Institute of Peace for its’ economic and social innovation. Sydney’s vast experiences at KSC also included leadership as Senior Vice President of Global Merchandising. Prior to joining KSC, she held several leadership roles at the Neiman Marcus Group.
Sydney earned her Bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University where she studied Psychology. When she is not changing the face of the fashion industry and social corporate responsibility, Sydney can be found traveling, hiking, meditating, and always looking to learn, grow, and flourish.