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  • Speaker, writer, marketing professional and just a girl out to change the world.
  • She has been described as "a cross between Oprah Winfrey and Bridget Jones".
  • 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.
  • The biggest Rocky Balboa fan ever!

Personal Philosophies

  • Create your own unique footprint.
    Leave a mark.
  • Be great. Be a role model. Be inspired!
  • Make moments count.
  • Live a life you love.


  • 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 employed as Global Marketing Manager for Animas Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson company that makes insulin pumps for people with diabetes. While I hadn't planned on 'going corporate', this job and this team have been a dream come true! Diabetes is an arena I know and that I care deeply about.
  • 12 years' business experience in numerous entrepreneurial ventures. I've been there. I 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 investment banking. Business plans had to get past me before they would go anywhere!
  • Extensive track record of speaking in a professional and inspirational capacity. I know what works, what's compelling, and how to deliver the key message with impact.

  • Long history of volunteering for a variety of organizations, 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.

  • Fluent English, Czech, reasonable German, remedial French

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