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Power Women of Queens Celebrates 30 years 
Power Women of Queens Celebrates 30 years 

Mar. 1, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan

Since its inception 30 years ago, Power Women of Queens, this year presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union, has recognized thousands of women for their extraordinary contributions and built a network for continuous growth. 

On Thursday, Feb. 29, Schneps Media celebrated the anniversary of the impactful networking event at Terrace on the Park in Corona. Over 550 attendees gathered to celebrate the women who received an award this year, many of them past recipients who paved the way for their other women in their respective industries. 

Victoria Schneps, the President of Schneps Media, started the company with just one newspaper, The Queens Courier, in her living room over 35 years ago. Since then, the company has grown to encompass 90 different publications covering local communities across NYC, Long Island, Philadelphia and Palm Beach, Florida. 

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