Sylvia Scott is Founder & CEO of Girls’ C.E.O. Connection™ (Girls Creating Enterprising Organizations). 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. Sylvia’s 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.
As a long-time advocate for women entrepreneurs, she is committed to bringing opportunities to young women to cultivate entrepreneurship. She works with the girls to show them that 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.
Her career includes PR, nonprofit management, and special event production. Sylvia’s successes 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. A highlight in working for Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) Boston was creating 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, Scott reinvented its internship program and tripled the number of volunteer consultants. She also improved initiatives to help female entrepreneurs expand their business skills and potential for being successful.
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 has judged many business plan competitions. They include the international business pitch competitions for the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) France. Sylvia has also been a judge for several Intercollegiate and Regional Ethics Bowl Competitions. For the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Greater Los Angeles she judged Semi-Final Business Plan Competitions.
One of Sylvia’s passions is to help Afghan women entrepreneurs realize their visions for business. To follow that passion she is a virtual mentor for the Peace Through Business program with the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW). In the summer of 2017, she hosted an Afghan woman who owned a daycare-Kindergarten in Kabul Afghanistan. Sylvia has also been a virtual tutor for the School of Leadership Academy (SOLA) in Kabul Afghanistan.
While living in Southern California Sylvia was on the Employer Advisory Board for the Central Orange County Regional Occupational Program. She has served on the 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.
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.
Sylvia moved to Colorado from Southern California in 2015. She loves to spend time in the mountains and enjoys hiking with her nine-year-old Cocker Spaniel, Sadie. She is a member of the Theta Beta House Corporation for C.U.Boulder Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delta) chapter. She is a member of the Boulder Tri Delta alumnae chapter and serves on its Board of Directors as the co-Panhellenic delegate.
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.
Sylvia Scott is presently completing a book entitled, “Realizing a Vision, Words of Wisdom for Young Female Entrepreneurs.”