PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER
POSITIVE WOMEN UNITED
Sylvia Cothia is the President and Founder of Positive Women United. She is also a licensed nurse clinician specialized
in corporate managed healthcare administration under Quality Management/Quality Improvement, and 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.
Cothia wanted to create an organization which Positive Women United, a 501c3 registered nonprofit, for young
girls and women of all ages who can relate, engage, connect, and communicate on a deeper level. She has also
wanted the current and future generation ahead of young girls to become empowered and be ready to face the
challenges as well as to be proud to be the next female empowered leaders. Her Alma Mater was New York
University School of Professional Studies in HealthCare Professional Studies.
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.
She has also been presented with the 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 NYC Council citation in 2018 and in recognition as one of NYC’s role
model citizens for Positive Women United. Cothia was recently presented with a 2020 Proclamation, from historic
win Queensborough President Donovan Richards Jr., with “Positive Women United Day” presented during Positive
Women United celebrating empowering women holiday virtual expo on Dec 19th 2020.
She is of Haitian descent and resides in Laurelton, NY with her loving and supportive family.