“Sierra Bender can only be described as a force of nature, an inspired teacher.”— Wade Davis, best-selling author of The Serpent and the Rainbow and explorer-in-residence, National Geographic Society

Sierra Bender is an international leader in women’s empowerment, a dynamic and inspiring speaker, and a best-selling author. She’s also a successful entrepreneur and the committed President and CEO of Sierra Bender Inc., a pioneering empowerment company. Her community activities, both socially and politically, have brought awareness to women’s issues worldwide.

As a devoted champion of women and girls, and someone who has long been on the leading edge, Sierra has spent the last 30 years shining a light on the need for change and working to raise consciousness worldwide. She offers something rare to the people whose lives she touches—experiential learning in the practice of self-love, a “powerful force grounded by action and responsibility, and a commitment to one’s true, authentic self.”

Sierra single-handedly revived the word “Goddess,” making it part of our cultural lexicon, and kick starting the trend of women’s empowerment in leading institutions, universities, and organizations. Boot Camp for Goddesses® was created in 1995 and quickly grew in popularity and influence, setting the bar for fitness and women’s empowerment events. They became best-selling retreats at internationally renowned institutions, such as Kripalu Center and the Omega Institute, in the United States. Other successful workshops, retreats, professional trainings and excursions followed including SBM Empowerment Coach and Therapist Professional Certification, Goddess to the Core®, Goddess in the Bedroom®, Boot Camp for Goddesses® Teens, Goddess Up!®, Goddess Sacred Tours Peru, and Goddesses Gone Wild™.

Described as a spiritual leader and a modern-day shaman, Sierra created the ground-breaking Sierra Bender Method for Personal & Professional Empowerment (SBM), a clinical and holistic approach to health, empowerment, leadership, and community. This revolutionary empowerment methodology is being used in a wide variety of sectors including business, education, and health and wellness, and has the power to manifest profound shifts at the individual, organizational, and societal levels.

Since 2010, SBM has been clinically researched by the American University Department of Psychology in Washington, D.C. with startling results in empowerment published in medical journals.

All of Sierra’s Goddess workshops utilize the proven Sierra Bender Method and are helping women leaders, many of them big players in the corporate and mental health realms, pull forth their hidden power, beauty and self-worth. They learn to give themselves permission to take the reins and lead their lives fearlessly, by creating new businesses, leaving unhealthy relationships, and setting appropriate boundaries in the workplace.

Sierra has also taught her powerful methodology in leading institutes and organizations in medicine, law, and science including the American Institute of Economic Research, Harvard Law, Simmons College, University of Puerto Rico, and Mindfulness Center & Institute. Her extensive clientele have included the Vanderbilt Cancer Center in Tennessee, Olympic and NHL athletes, Wall Street and Fortune 500 executives, and global businesses such as Time Warner, BMI, Revlon, and American Express.

Her voice and mission have spread around the globe, from the United States to Canada, Australia, Germany, UK, Mexico, and South America. Sierra’s work has been featured on Oprah Radio, CBS, USA Today, Yoga Journal, Univision Global and Country Music Television (CMT), Marie Claire, Shape, Whole Living, Fit Yoga, and Yoga International. She is currently working on a follow-up to her best-selling book Goddess to the Core®, published by Llewellyn Worldwide Publications in 2010.

“I never had to be convinced by Sierra — from the moment we met, I knew I was in the presence of a true Goddess, one who not only talks the talk, but also walks the walk. I am blessed to walk the walk with her on this enlightening journey toward a new Female Empowerment.” – Diane Rosenfeld, lecturer on Law and Director of the Gender Violence Program at Harvard Law School, Host of Sierra’s Day Empowerment Violence Against Women on Campus

If you would like to read what people are saying about Sierra and the profound effect of her teachings, read these testimonials.