( This page is being edited so please excuse us) I am the Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Girls’ C.E.O. Connection™ (Girls Creating Enterprising Organizations). My passion is to help high school girls build bright and fulfilling self-sufficient futures. I’ve been a long-time advocate for women entrepreneurs. am committed to bringing girls opportunities to cultivate entrepreneurship.
All my friends know I am a natural connector. I use that skill to connect high school girls with accomplished women entrepreneurs and leaders.
In high school I dreamed of owning a women’s fashion boutique. Oklahoma State University was the only university or college in Oklahoma with a fashion merchandising program. The classes were great yet I didn’t care for the large university setting. My sophomore year I transferred to the University of Tulsa and majored in business with an emphasis on retail marketing. My junior year I worked for Miss Jacksons. It was very exclusive specialty store on the same level as B.Altman’s in New York. I was tempted to drop out of college. However I knew graduating with B.S. in Business Administration was a better idea.
Three years out of college I received a fashion fellowship to a fashion merchandising and promotion school in New York City. After classes started I became an intern with a high-end womenswear design studio. It was an experience I’ll never forget. I received an Associate of Occupational Studies Degree with a Dean’s Honorable Mention. Several years later I moved to Boston MA and enrolled in the evening MBA program at Babson College.
A Career in Nonprofit Management, Fundraising, Public Relations, and Special Event Production.
This included producing high-profile fashion events on both coasts and nonprofit fundraising events. I was part of the management team in the launch of the Women’s Leadership Exchange, a national conference series for women with fast-growth companies. For Artists for Humanity in Boston I was co-development director. Its mission was built on engaging high school students in the creative process in creative entrepreneurship as change-makers. It was a perfect match for my fundraising expertise.
My work with CWE gave me the opportunity to work closely with female entrepreneurs. I initiated programs to expand their businesses and potential for success. Furthermore, I produced CWE’s Your Money, Your Power Mother-Daughter Entrepreneur Summit sponsored by the City of Boston.
For over 10 years, I have judged business plan competitions in the U.S. and international business pitch competitions. I continues to conduct business plan evaluations for women’s start-up businesses and advanced entrepreneurial training programs on a long-distance level.
A Passion for Women Entrepreneurs in Worldwide
Another one of my passions is to help Afghan women realize their visions for starting and growing businesses. For three years I have been a mentor for female Afghan entrepreneurs with The Peace Through Business® Program under the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women. Through my studies and network at Babson College, I was connected with Afghan-American women. I developed long-standing friendships and became involved with social enterprises advocating for the education of women and girls in Afghanistan.
I am the Colorado Ambassador for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.
After leaving Colorado for 30 years, I returned in 2015. I enjoy my time with friends in the mountain towns and hiking with my cocker spaniel, Sadie.
My book, “Realizing a Vision, Your Toolkit for Success Words of Wisdom for Young Female Entrepreneurs” will be released in late March, 2020.
“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