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2021 Latina Trailblazers Honoree: Sylvia Acevedo

Sylvia AcevedoCorporate 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.

National speaker on Cybersecurity, Workforce and leadership.