After years on Wall Street (trader, sales/marketing) and in the retail industry (sales management, buyer), Emily then created ESP & Associates, a marketing consulting practice. Since 1997, she has focused her time and energy on philanthropy and non-profit boards. Emily was a founding board director of the Park City Community Foundation and served as Vice Chair and Grants Chair. She has been on many non-profit boards including the Simmons College Board of Trustees (where she held numerous Chair/Executive Committee positions), V-Day, SF AIDS Foundation, KQED, and Fostering Media Connections.  She chaired her family’s foundation for 15 years. Currently, Emily serves on the advisory committees of Target Zero, Cynthia’s Sisters, and AGLN: Truth and Reconciliation. 

Emily presented at TEDx Sonoma on philanthropy and authored Tails of Devotion, A Look at the Bond between People and Their Pets. She is a principal in the California College Pathways Collaborative. Ms. Scott has advised on and taught grant making, development, and board governance.

She holds an MBA from Cornell University, a BA in management from Simmons College, and is an alumna of The Philanthropy Workshop.