Sylvia Scott is Founder of Girls’ C.E.O. Connection™, a social enterprise that sets Generation Z high school girls on a path toward fulfilling lives as successful entrepreneurs. As an advocate for young female entrepreneurs, she is personally committed to bringing opportunities to cultivate entrepreneurship within them. Sylvia Scott works with the girls to show them passion, combined with education, real-world skills, and strong character traits can set them on a path to develop a clear sense of purpose and vision for a business. This investment allows her to increase their understanding of their future as leaders in business and society.
Driven by a passion to help teenage girls build brighter futures for themselves, Sylvia Scott began designing programs to engage them in developing the entrepreneurial skills found important to accomplished women entrepreneurs and business owners. Her colleagues consider her a natural connector. She uses the skill to connect girls with accomplished women entrepreneurs who will help them develop opportunities to cultivate entrepreneurship skills. Scott loves connecting with other entrepreneurs to see how she might help them.
Sylvia Scott has a long career in PR, nonprofit management, and special event production. Her success in producing high-profile fashion events on both coasts, combined with the development of entrepreneurial business programs, paved the way for her innovative approach to conference development. She was instrumental in the launch of the Women’s Leadership Exchange, a national conference series for women with fast-growth companies. One of Sylvia’s highlights working for Center for Women & Enterprise Boston was creating the acclaimed Your Money, Your Power Mother-Daughter Entrepreneur Summit, a first of its kind mother-daughter teen financial literacy-entrepreneurship conference, 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, Scott reinvented its internship program and tripled the number of volunteer consultants. She also improved initiatives to help female entrepreneurs improve their business skills and expand their potential in being successful.
Sylvia Scott has judged many business plan competitions. They include the international business plan competitions for the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) France. For the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Greater Los Angeles she judged Semi-Final Business Plan Competitions. Along with business competitions, Scott judged several Intercollegiate and Regional Ethics Bowl Competitions.
While living in Southern California Scott was on the Employer Advisory Board for the Central Orange County Regional Occupational Program, advisory board member for O2 MAX, an online fitness program for young women; and Teen Z Media, an entertainment news blog for tweens, teens, and young adults.
2017 and Sylvia Scott’s Activities
Scott is a member of National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP).
She 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.
Today Scott lives in Colorado with her nine-year-old Cocker Spaniel, Sadie and loves to spend time in the mountains. She really enjoys time with the Colorado University Boulder Delta Delta Delta Theta Beta collegiate members and is on the Theta Beta House Corporation. She is a member of the Boulder Tri Delta alumnae chapter and serves on its Board of Directors as the co-Panhellenic representative.
In 2017 Scott became a mentor for the Peace Through Business program with the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW). Previously she was a virtual tutor for a high school girl from the School of Leadership Academy (SOLA) in Kabul Afghanistan. Scott does business plan evaluation for start-up business boot camps and advanced entrepreneurial training programs. She continues to work virtually on projects for the Inland Empire Women’s Business Center, San Bernardino CA and Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center in Coachella, CA.
Sylvia Scott is presently completing a book entitled, “Realizing a Vision, Words of Wisdom for Young Female Entrepreneurs.”