Meet Our President & Founder

Sylvia Cothia President/Founder of Positive Women United. A licensed nurse clinician specialized in corporate managed healthcare administration under Quality Management/Quality Improvement felt a need to give back to help young girls by providing mentorships, etiquette workshops in self esteem/self image awareness as well as assist women of all ages with women related causes, issues, and topics that women are still facing today. I wanted to create an organization which Positive Women United a 501c3 nonprofit for young girls and women of all ages who can relate, engage, connect and communicate on a deeper level. I also want the current and future generation ahead of young girls to become empowered and be ready to face the challenges as well as be proud to be the next female empowered leaders. Her Alma Mater is New York University School Of Professional Studies in HealthCare Professions. Sylvia Cothia was also presented the "Sept 2017 Spectrum News 1 Queens New Yorker Of The Week" for her female empowered role in giving back to young girls and women of all ages in her Southeastern Queens, NY community. Sylvia presented with 2018 Cista Girl's Foundation Volunteer Achievement Recognition for her female empowered role and outreach with young girls and women of all ages in the Southeastern Queens, NY community. She was also presented with 2018 NYC Council citation and recognition as one of NYC's role model citizens on behalf of Positive Women United. Positive Women United was presented with their Proclamation on Dec 19th 2020 Annual "Positive Women United Day" from Queens Borough Present Donovan Richards,Jr  NYS Assemblyman Steven Raga presented to Positive Women United on March 2023 1st Annual Women Of Distinction Awards Honoree.