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  • Makes her living as a marketing professional, but writes and speaks as a means to share a positive message and leave a legacy.
  • A girl with a broken pancreas who sprinkles love and inspiration around.
  • You will know her by her smile and sense of humor. With an energy and presence that fills a room, Sandy is hard to miss.
  • Humanitarian.

Personal Philosophies

  • You don't have to have a lot of $$ or influence in order to change the world. Start with one person at a time.
  • Kindness costs you nothing, yet can be priceless to the person on the receiving end.
  • Look people in the eye and smile. They are surely more interesting than whatever is on your phone.
  • Make moments count.
  • Live a life you love.
  • Write thank-you notes.

Education

  • MBA from Schiller International University in Heidelberg Germany in 1994
  • CIMBS (Certified Internet Marketing and Business Strategist designation) from the University of British Columbia in 1998
  • Graduate of Self-Employment Equity program in 2004


Professional Background
Sandy Struss
  • Currently the Sr. Marketing Manager for Dexcom Canada - a company that makes life-changing continuous glucose monitoring technology for people with diabetes.
  • 10 years in marketing with Animas, a Johnson & Johnson company that makes insulin pumps for people with diabetes.
  • 12 years' business experience in numerous start-up ventures. I've been there. I love the hustle, and know what it's like to roll up the sleeves and do whatever it takes to get the job done.
  • 2 years as a business analyst in a venture capital firm. Business plans had to get past me before they would go anywhere!
  • Extensive track record of speaking in a professional and inspirational capacity.

Volunteering
  • Travelled to Nicaragua with a group from Journey, fundraised and built a home for a family living in poverty. Life-changing experience - read about
    it here.
  • Long history of volunteering for a variety of organizations over the years, most notably the Canadian Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. I like to give back when I can
  • To hear an audio clip of Sandy on CKNW discussing the benefits of
    volunteering with Junior Achievement of BC, please click here.

Languages
  • Fluent English, Czech, reasonable German, remedial French, keen to learn Spanish





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