The three-time gold medal Olympic athlete shared her personal story of triumph to achieve success
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Her name is synonymous with winning, dedication and history. Track and field star Jackie Joyner-Kersee has won six Olympic medals, including three gold, one silver and two bronze. Sports Illustrated voted her the greatest female athlete of the 20th century.
Recently, about 800 Central New Yorkers had the chance to hear Joyner-Kersee tell her story of perseverance at KeyBank’s annual Key4Women forums. Joyner-Kersee was the keynote speaker at both forums in Syracuse and Albany.
During the well-attended events, she spoke about overcoming poverty, racism, sexism, injuries and chronic illness to re-write the record books.
The annual Key4Women forums are dedicated to celebrating, supporting and encouraging the progress of women in business. The Key4Women program, which launched in 2005, offers:
Joyner-Kersee said she’s a strong supporter of Key4Women and its mission of empowering businesswomen.
During the events, community members and organizations were also recognized for their dedication to bettering the Syracuse and Albany regions.
Read more about the two forums here:
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