Sylvia Scott is the Founder & CEO of Girls’ C.E.O. Connection™ (Girls Creating Enterprising Organizations). She is driven by her passion to help teenage girls build brighter futures for themselves. Sylvia began designing programs to engage girls in developing the entrepreneurial skills that accomplished women entrepreneurs found important. Because her colleagues consider her a natural connector, Sylvia connects girls with accomplished women entrepreneurs. These women help them develop opportunities to cultivate entrepreneurship skills by sharing .
Sylvia is a long-time advocate for women entrepreneurs. Because of this, she is committed to bringing opportunities to young women to cultivate entrepreneurship. She works with girls to show them that passion, education, real-world skills, and a strong character can set them on a path to develop a clear sense of purpose and vision. This investment allows her to increase their understanding of their future as leaders in business and society.
Sylvia has career experience that includes public relations, nonprofit management, and special event production. Sylvia paved the way for her innovative approach to conference development through her successes in producing high-profile fashion events on both coasts and the development of entrepreneurial business programs. She was also instrumental in the launch of the Women’s Leadership Exchange, a national conference series for women with fast-growth companies. While working for Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) Boston, Sylvia created the acclaimed Your Money, Your Power Mother-Daughter Entrepreneur Summit. It was a first of its kind mother-daughter teen financial literacy-entrepreneurship conference to be sponsored by the City of Boston and hosted by the Patriot’s Trail Girl Scout Council and Center for Women & Enterprise.
As a Business Development Program manager for CWE, Sylvia reinvented its internship program and tripled the number of volunteer consultants. Additionally, she improved initiatives to help female entrepreneurs expand their business skills and potential for being successful.
Sylvia continues to do business plan evaluation for start-up business boot camps and advanced entrepreneurial training programs. Over the years she has judged many business plan competitions, including the international business pitch competitions for the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) France. Sylvia has also judged several Intercollegiate and Regional Ethics Bowl Competitions. For the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Greater Los Angeles she judged Semi-Final Business Plan Competitions. She works virtually on projects for the Inland Empire Women’s Business Center, San Bernardino CA and Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center in Coachella, CA.
One of Sylvia’s passions is to help Afghan women entrepreneurs realize their visions for business. Following that passion, Sylvia is an e-mentor for the Peace Through Business program with the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW). She was also an e-tutor for the School of Leadership Academy (SOLA) in Kabul, Afghanistan. During her time in that program she taught a young woman how to read English.
Sylvia is a member of National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and Female Entrepreneurship Association International (FEA). In 2017, she was selected as the Colorado Ambassador for the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.
After leaving Colorado 30 years ago, Sylvia returned in 2015. While she loved living in San Francisco, New York, and Boston, Sylvia missed living near the mountains. She enjoys hiking with her nine-year-old Cocker Spaniel, Sadie. Sylvia is a member of the Theta Beta House Corporation for CU Boulder Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delta) chapter. She also serves on the Boulder Tri Delta alumnae chapter’s Board of Directors as the co-Panhellenic delegate. When Sylvia has time, she loves to create her own clothes from fine fabric used for interior window treatments.
Sylvia received a B.S. Business Administration with a marketing emphasis from the University of Tulsa. She attended graduate school at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts for an MBA with an entrepreneurship emphasis.
Sylvia is currently completing a book entitled, “Realizing a Vision, Words of Wisdom for Young Female Entrepreneurs.”