Girls’ C.E.O.Connection™ Founder
Welcome! Please allow me to welcome you to the Girls’ C.E.O.Connection™. I am Sylvia Scott, Founder, CEO, and Creative Director of this unique organization. My mission and passion lie in guiding high school girls towards fulfilling futures as self-sufficient entrepreneurs-both established and up-and-coming. I hope that what is presented here brings out the best in all our clients, young female entrepreneurs, followers, and supporters.
My Professional Background
A career spanning over 25 years includes work in event coordination, public relations, non-profit fundraising, conference management, and business development. All of them in the name of supporting and collaborating with female entrepreneurs. While each opportunity taught me something different, planning events was, by far, my favorite. I truly enjoy bringing people together and have done so through fundraising events, fashion shows, celebrations and more. Managing the Women’s Leadership Exchange national conferences allowed me to meet hundreds of accomplished women entrepreneurs across the country. It the stage for what would become my life’s work.
In a similar way, my experience creating, and self-publishing several well-respected fashion industry guides laid the groundwork for becoming an author. My guide on the international fashion press was used by Paul Mitchell Hair, Betsy Johnson, the British Department of Trade and Industry and numerous PR and design agencies throughout the U.S. and U.K. Connecting with young fashion professionals in New York City, Los Angeles, and the U.K. was great fun and very enlightening. During this time, I was also invited to speak at the Parsons School of Design in France.
Service to Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide
While taking MBA courses at night, I worked days for the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) in Boston where I developed the ‘Your Money, Your Power’ financial literacy and entrepreneurship summit for middle school and high school girls.
A move from Boston to Southern California would lead me to launch the Realizing a Vision Conferences and join forces with the Inland Empire Women’s Business Center (IEWBC) where I counseled women entrepreneurs for over ten years. Between 2016 and 2020, I virtually mentored Afghan women entrepreneurs with IEEW’s Peace Through Business® Program. Since 2020, I have worked as a virtual business counselor and coach for the Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center (CVWBC). I also remain quite active in the Female Entrepreneur Association (FEA), meeting and connecting with women business businessowners from all over the world. I am the Colorado Ambassador for WED/Women’s® Entrepreneurship Day. And in 2019, DataBird Business Journal included me as one of 250 Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs.
When I’m not working, I support organizations that advocate for the conservation of wolves and other wildlife. And of course, I love chatting with high school girls about their plans to change the world for the better. To unwind, I use the TRX resistant training program and walk everywhere as much as possible. I also watch Gordon Ramsey’s cooking competition, The Avenger series, iHeart Asian Food’s, Cooking withKatie and Becca, and Midsomer Murders.
“The light that Sylvia Scott shines in the lives of young women helps them to become capable, confident members of the global community and inspires them to create their own unique futures.” Judy Rose