“The Day of Empowerment™ was impactful for everyone who attended! Everyone left the event feeling inspired, hopeful and more confident than ever before. All schools should have programs like this for their students – it is truly life changing.” — Emma Bisogno, Co-President of Simmons Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization

The Day of Empowerment™ teaches women empowerment, leadership and entrepreneurship and redefines what it means to thrive in today’s world as a woman. This life-altering event empowers women and girls to claim their worth, find their voice, take command of their space, sculpt their shape, face their fears, seize their power, balance their emotions and mind, while harnessing their core female power.

Sierra has taught her powerful methodology in leading institutes, universities, colleges and organizations in medicine, law and science including American Institute of Economic Research, MA, Harvard Law, Simmons College, University of Puerto Rico, Mindfulness Center & Institute. Sierra has also been a leading women’s empowerment presenter for over a decade at internationally renowned Omega Institute and Kripalu Center.

The Sierra Bender Method for Personal & Professional Empowerment (SBM) is a unique multimodal approach teaching self-realization, self-empowerment, and self-love. SBM synthesizes the disciplines of modern medicine, indigenous and shamanistic wisdom, holistic health, exercise physiology, quantum physics, nutrition, and yoga therapy. This clinically-proven method leads to dramatic transformations in emotional intelligence, positive psychology, and holistic health. Its impact is widespread, manifesting at the individual, community, and societal levels.

Through the The Sierra Bender Method for Personal & Professional Empowerment (SBM) , a whole new generation of women and girls is not only learning about empowerment, but living it. And there’s not just anecdotal evidence to back it up.

SBM has been clinically researched and proven in women’s empowerment by the Department of Psychology at American University in Washington, DC, with these incredible results among participants:

SBM is used by health professionals, medical institutions, holistic centers, spa and retreat centers, shelters for abused women, rehab centers, colleges and universities and a wide variety of non-profit and private companies. SBM assists women to reach their full potential by identifying traits that historically have disempowered women.
Read more about research here.

“Sierra’s unique integrative program offers women a blend of ancient and modern, spiritual, and physical tools for strengthening themselves from the inside out.” — Carla Goldstein, Omega Institute’s chief external affairs officer and cofounder of the Omega Women’s Leadership Center

SBM has helped thousands step into their power, make necessary changes in their lives, and become true women leaders, not simply imitation men.

At the heart of the work of Sierra Bender, Inc. is a redefining of the term “empowerment.” It is not just the development of new skills and thinking, but also the surrendering and releasing of what is no longer of service to well-being. Most importantly, empowerment is self-love.

Sierra is deeply committed to the empowerment of women and girls worldwide. She has dedicated her life to combatting these kinds of statistics (USA, 2013):

  • 1 in 3 girls are sexually abused before the age of 18.
  • More than 60% of pregnant teens have been sexually abused.
  • 1 in 5 teenage girls have been threatened by their boyfriend with violence or self-harm on the event of a breakup.
  • 3 women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends each day.
  • Suicide is the leading cause of death among teenagers.
  • 1 in every 200 girls aged 13- 19 cut themselves regularly.
  • More than 90% of abusers are people children know, love or trust.
  • Women domestically spend over $40 billion on dieting and diet-related products each year.
  • 80% of women are dissatisfied with their appearance.
  • 81% of 10 year olds are afraid of being fat.
  • 10 million females are fighting eating disorders, anorexia or bulimia.
  • Antidepressants are the #1 prescribed drugs in US.
  • Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer among US women.
  • The Institute for Women’s Policy Research found that, in 2011, the gender wage gap for working women of all ages was 82.2%.
  • Women are less likely to negotiate for higher salaries, and other studies have shown that women who do negotiate are perceived differently than men and may be penalized.
  • In 2010 only 2.4% of the U.S. Fortune 500 chief executives were female. (Forbes Magazine, 2011)
  • Women still earn less then men (Time Magazine, April 2010) 77¢ on the male dollar, Caucasian .68 ¢ African Americans, .58 ¢ Latina Research of statistics can be found in Sierra’s book Goddess to the Core Llewellyn Worldwide 2010.


Statistics (according to a National College Women Sexual Victimization study, related to American colleges):

  • 1 in every 36 women will experience a complete or attempted rape by the end of each college year
  • 9 out of 10 women raped know their attacker
  • The majority of students raped are proven to have been using alcohol or drugs
  • Intimate partner violence is the leading cause of injury to women.


More information on how to hire Sierra for your personal, professional, or organizational needs please call 1-888-794-3330 or sierrabenderinfo@gmail.com.


“The Day of Empowerment at Simmons College was an impactful event, it sold out with over 140 women. We were excited about bringing an event to Simmons that would have an impact on a large scale. Given the Simmons mission and the societal pressures on women, we all felt this event would be tremendously beneficial in reinforcing the power women hold and our ability to make a difference.” — Blair Griffin Vice President of Simmons Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization

“Sierra not only talks the talk, but also walks the walk. The Day of Empowerment™ works. 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

“Sierra has seemingly interminable knowledge about how to help women “be women.” — Sharon M., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School executive coach for women

“Sierra is a staunch and passionate advocate for women’s individual empowerment. She has lived through and triumphed over many of the issues that affect women today, and is a powerful role model and advocate for women’s empowerment. — Denise Barack, Director of Program Development, Kripalu Center

“On behalf of the entire Country in the Rockies Board and all our participants. We want to thank you for your continued support of our program. 
Your program last year was one of the highlights. It definitely added to the OVERALL ENJOYMENT of our guests, staff and celebrities in so many ways. 
We are delighted you will be joining us again next year. Many of our guests are already working it into their schedule.” — Francis Preston, President BMI — CMT (Country Music Television)

“You are one of the most interesting people I have ever met and I appreciate your special gift of giving to those less fortunate.
Thank you again for raising $24,000.00 with your program Boot Camp for Goddesses® to help fight cystic fibrosis.” — Laura Heatherly, Director of Marketing Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

“Sierra is one of the best leaders I’ve ever worked with. She leads with such compassion, yet she knows exactly what she will and will not accept.” 
 — Robin Tefft, Retired Army General

“I came to the conclusion that you could potentially change the nature of psychotherapy. As a psychotherapist I was quick to realize that your experiential workshop, in 5 days, had the capacity to cut through 20 years of therapy. I am jumping on board.” — Elisabeth Traphagen, Psychotherapist


”#1) I’m headed to Paris this year! #2) I’m also getting started on building my dream career. I truly don’t think I would have gotten this brave without Sierra’s voice in my head, pushing me to be and do better.”— Angela, Student

“Working in a very male dominating field, I forgot to respect my feminine self. I learned so much more than I expected. It was so affirming to know that what I thought was correct – I didn’t need therapy or xanax. I simply needed a way to replenish and nurture myself. And you showed me how to do that.”— Mary Patricia Powers, US Navy

My life changed so much. I went back to my international business and demanded a raise. I learned many new skills in in your program and finally feeling that I totally settled in this country after 3 years struggling. You have given me so much courage.”— Linghong Li, Business Woman

“She is fierce as a lioness, brave as a warrior, loving as a mother, a true 21st Century Goddess. Now is the time for us ALL to stand up in our true Goddess selves! Let Sierra show you the way.”— Karen MacGeorge

“Your teaching is a gift, and you have given me back my passion and power and love for myself. (Trust me, I’m a teacher, so I know a great teacher when I meet one.”— Danielle, Teacher NYC

“I just cry because I’m so grateful for the love I have for myself. This newfound love where I can actually say, “I am so in love with me.” Thank you for empowering me, as you have so many women. You are an inspiration! With so much respect.”— Reyna, Teacher

More information on how to hire Sierra for your personal, professional, or organizational needs please call 1-888-794-3330 or sierrabenderinfo@gmail.com.