• Sydney Phillips

Forbes 30 Under 30 Nomination

Updated: Mar 29

This year I brushed the stars with one of my biggest goals, landing my name on the Forbes Under 30 list. Beginning at the age of fourteen, my life has been full of opportunity - whether it was a simple blessing, luck or manifested.

I received notice that I had been nominated for the 2020 Forbes Under 30 list and invited to the Forbes Under 30 Summit. The Summit was an incredible experience filled with knowledge, networking and tremendous personal growth. I had the opportunity to hear from some of the most inspirational and "movement-maker" leaders, founders and CEO's. Some of which included:

Serena Williams, World Famous Athlete and CEO

Tim Brown, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Allbirds

Sean Rad, Founder of Tinder

Steve Case, Cofounder of AOL

Russ D'Souza, Co-founder at SeatGeek

Yael Aflalo, Founder and CEO of Reformation

Bastian Lehman, Cofounder and CEO of Postmates

Manish Chandra, Founder and CEO of Poshmark

Gary Linscott, Tech Lead at Google

Eric Allison, Head of Uber Elevate

Jeff Raider, Cofounder and Co-CEO at Harry's

Alan Gordon, Technical Leader at Ford Motor Company

Rick Gomez, Executive Vice President at Target

Ric Fulop, CEO and founder at Desktop Metal

Alex Wright-Gladstein, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Ayar Labs

Ted Way, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft

Keysha Camps, Program Engineering Manager at General Motors

Tara Reed, CEO of Apps Without Code

Additionally, a private concert from Normani, 21 Savage, and The Chainsmokers was nothing less than epic. These large billion dollar companies grew from an idea to a small business and eventually to what they are today. As the one of the speakers said it best, "This ovenight success story took 10 years to build."

As for me, I am still building my empire - 6 years in the making and savoring every moment of it.

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