“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me” -Erma Bombeck
First, I want to take this opportunity to thank you immensely for visiting my site, Sylvia Browder’s Blog for Women Entrepreneurs. Our mission is to provide professional and personal resources while uplifting and empowering women entrepreneurs through collaboration, education, mentoring, spiritual and peer support, leadership and networking.
I am Sylvia Browder, founder of ‘National Association Women on the Rise,’ a global association for aspiring and established women entrepreneurs and authors. In addition, I am CEO of Browder Consulting Group, a virtual boutique small business consulting firm. In this role, I help women realize their dream of business ownership.
For the last seven years, I worked as Project Director and business consultant for the Women’s Business Center Inc, a non-profit economic development organization with a mission of empowering women to start and grow successful businesses. I’ve also served as a volunteer online SCORE counselor since 2004. SCORE, “Counselors to America’s Small Business” is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide.
I have over 28 years of corporate and business experience, which includes working in various customer service roles in the telecommunication and retail industries; working for start up and small established companies; and as a successful entrepreneur.
I earned a B.S. in Fashion Merchandising with a Minor in Marketing in December 1990 from Southeastern Louisiana University. In addition, I joined the United States Army Reserves in 1986 while completing my studies.
In 2000, I launched a start-up building maintenance company and grew it into a thriving and respected business. In 2004, after leaving San Diego County and moving to Mobile, AL., I decided to dabble into entrepreneurship again… so I launched a home based virtual small business support and consulting company providing administrative and marketing services to small businesses throughout the United States.
I am married to my best friend, Matroy Browder, a Senior Federal Border Patrol Agent with US Customs Border Protection under Department of Homeland Security and we are the proud parents of 5 children, 3 boys (Matroy Jr., Peris and Tre’) and 2 girls (Shirlanna and Tayla), ranging in ages from 9 to 25. We are members of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Mobile, AL.
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