Director, Qualcomm; Fmr. CEO, Girls Scouts of the USA; Fmr. Chair, President Obama's White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanics; Author, "Path to the Stars
Corporate Board Director, C-Suite Executive, Community leader, Author and Rocket-scientist. Devout believer in the power of transformation to change and improve lives, communities, organizations – and the world.
Recognized leader whose innovation and growth strategies have been hallmarks of her career. Board member of Qualcomm, serving on the Governance Committee.
Author of Path to the Stars, which details Sylvia’s personal journey from the dirt roads of Las Cruces, New Mexico, to working as a rocket scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the top executive tiers of Apple, Dell, IBM, Qualcomm and other U.S. technology leaders.
Most recently served as CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. Chair of President Obama’s White House initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanics in early childhood leadership. Driver of the Administration’s Early Childhood Dual Language Education Policy. One of the first Hispanics, male or female, to have earned their graduated degree in Engineering at Stanford University. Awarded Honorary Doctorate from Washington College.
In 2018 Sylvia was listed on Forbes’ "America's Top 50 Women In Tech" and Fast Company named Acevedo one of its “100 Most Creative People in Business”. Acevedo was awarded the 2019 Hispanic Heritage Award For Leadership and was In Style’s “Number 7 on the Badass 50: Women Who are Changing the World.”
National speaker on Innovation, Leadership and Overcoming Challenges to deliver Peak Performance.