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CEO for the Girl Scouts of the United States Sylvia Acevedo and CEO for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania Kim Fraites-Dow to have a formal interview at Society of Professional Women

Wayne, Pa. – November 7, 2019 The Society of Professional Women (SPW), a program of The Main Line Chamber of Commerce, will host its Trademark Event with Sylvia Acevedo and Kim Fraites-Dow on Thursday, November 14th at the Philadelphia Country Club in Gladwyne from 11am-1:30pm.   

Global organizations can face multiple challenges between the elements of culture, communication, goals, budgeting, unexpected events and more. This interview will share two successful national and local leaders’ perspective on how to work together successfully. Learn what the organization is doing now and how it is evolving.  

Sylvia Acevedo was appointed CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA in May 2017, coming full circle from her youth as a Girl Scout in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Her interest in STEM subjects would lead her to a career as a rocket scientist, engineer, technology executive, and award-winning STEM entrepreneur. She was one of the first Hispanic students, male or female, to earn a graduate engineering degree from Stanford University—an MS in industrial engineering—and she holds a bachelor of science degree with honors in industrial engineering from New Mexico State University. Sylvia is the author of Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist, a memoir for middle school students that inspires readers to live the lives of their dreams.

Kim E. Fraites-Dow is the CEO for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania. Integral to her success has been Kim’s leadership in recruiting key personnel, leading critical change management, building collaboration across diverse teams of people, and developing relationships across GSEP’s 9-county footprint. Together with the Board, staff and volunteers, GSEP earned Top Ten status nationally for girl and adult membership, stabilizing and growing membership locally during a period of national membership decline. Additionally, GSEP’s contributed revenue has increased double digit percentages during her tenure. She has recently been recognized as one of the Philadelphia Business Journals Most Admired CEOs in 2018 and was previously recognized as a Woman of Distinction in 2015.

SPW Trademark Events typically range from 150-250 attendees and include valuable networking opportunities prior to and at the conclusion of the program. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit  

In its 98th year, The Main Line Chamber of Commerce connects with Business, Leadership Development and Talent, on behalf of its more than 950 member companies.