Sylvia Montero has over 30 years of
experience in Human Resources and retired as Senior Vice President, Human
Resources, Pfizer Inc, the largest pharmaceutical company in the world.
Sylvia was born in Puerto Rico and her
parents moved the family to New York City in 1957. She is a graduate of Barnard
College, Columbia University and Queens College, City University of New York.
She is on the Board of The Grand Street
Settlement in the Lower East Side of Manhattan and has served on the board of
the Hispanic Federation and on the Business Advisory Group of El Museo del
Barrio in New York.
Sylvia was recognized by Hispanic Business
Magazine in the Top 50 Hispanic Business Women in 2001, 80 Elite Hispanic Women
in 2002, and 20 Corporate Elite in 2006. In 2004, Sylvia was recognized
as the “Most Outstanding Hispanic Woman in Business” by the New York State
Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force at the 17th Annual Somos El
Futuro (We are the Future)
Conference. In 2005, she was presented the prestigious Orgullo Latino (Latin Pride) award by the 100 Hispanic Women
She lives in New Jersey where she and her
husband are active in their church and community. She treasures spending time
with her grandchildren and family.