Sylvia Wower, Director Market & Economic Research has over sixteen years of international experience in market development and business intelligence management. Having studied and worked in five countries around the world, she brings a global economic perspective to her market development and economic research work at DVIRC. During her time at DVIRC Sylvia successfully managed the execution of over 200 market development consulting projects for variety of sectors in the manufacturing industry.
Working at the Pennsylvania based, television shopping channel QVC, she helped grow a division of health and beauty lines from five hundred thousand dollars in sales to over $10 million. Sylvia was influential in building the programs that created a televised market for products by Jessica Simpson and celebrity hair stylist, Jonathan Antin. She was also responsible for the successful launch of the Ojon Hair Care and Mally Beauty Cosmetics lines on QVC. Sylvia’s international work experience includes business development roles in Poland, Germany and most recently, the United Kingdom where she managed the marketing efforts for a luxury furniture manufacturer that subsequently experienced year over year growth of more then 20%.
Sylvia is a Board Member of United Nations of Greater Philadelphia; Small Business Executive Board Member for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and an active member of Forte Foundation (Business Woman in Leadership). Sylvia holds business degrees from: University of Oxford Said Business School, C.A.E & European Markets; University of Management and Banking, MBA HR Management; Thomas Jefferson University, MBA Global Business Management; University of Management and Banking BS, Business.
- Genetic Algorithms in Molecular Design of Novel Fibers, NTC Project: C05-PH01, Philadelphia University, headed by Les Standera.
- Manufacturing, Industry Analysis Reports at DVIRC.