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Inspiring Women Around the World to Succeed In Spite of Everything
“An American Hero” – CNN

Founder and CEO, eWomenNetwork, Inc., International Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Movie Producer and Bestselling Author

The quest to find a solution to a common problem standing in the way of business success is how Sandra Yancey’s entrepreneurial path took root to grow. Networking for business was her nemesis. In 2000 from a room above the garage of her Dallas, Texas suburban home -- with limited entrepreneurial experience -- Sandra boot-strapped her way to create one of the largest and most decorated business networking organizations in North America. Today eWomenNetwork is a multi-million dollar enterprise in six countries with 118 chapters that helps thousands of women grow their businesses. The organization produces over 1,000 women’s business events each year, including one of the largest 4-day International Women’s Business Conference in North America. Recognized by the International Alliance for Women as one of the world’s 100 Top Difference Makers and by CNN as an American Hero, the eWomenNetwork Foundation she created has awarded cash grants to 94 non-profit organizations and scholarships to 132 emerging female leaders of tomorrow.

Sandra is a bestselling author of three books, including Succeeding In Spite of Everything. This book rose to #1 status in 10 categories at upon its June 5, 2012 debut. She has also been featured in Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneur’s Soul, which features some of the top entrepreneurs in North America. In 2008, Sandra produced an inspiring movie about women overcoming great odds to achieve remarkable things called The Glow Project. The movie was named “One of the most inspiring movies ever created for women.” By the Orlando Film Festival.

Sandra holds a Master’s of Science degree in Organizational Development from The American University, Washington D.C. and a two-year post-graduate certification in Organization and Systems Design from the prestigious Gestalt Institute. Sandra is married to her life and business partner, Kym, and together they are the proud parents of a daughter and son. Sandra is a mentor to thousands who have been shown by example that they have unlimited possibilities to make a difference and succeed in spite of everything. The key is finding winning ways to solve real problems, making the right connections, and having the resilience to hold fast and firm to their dreams.

Additional Awards

  • Entrepreneur Star award from Microsoft and BWNI
  • Woman Advocate of the Year from the Women’s Regional Publishing Association
  • Enterprising Women Advocacy Award from Enterprising Women Magazine
  • Wings of Vision Award from Diversity Best Practices & BWNI
  • Kim Dawson Attitude Award from Attitudes & Attire
  • Artemis Award from the Euro-American Women’s Council
  • Distinguished Women’s Award from Northwood University
  • The International Alliance of Women (TIAW) World of Difference Award 100
  • Great Woman of Texas from the Fort Worth Business Press
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