Founder of Women Helping Women, Sandra Lord.

Decidedly different...


Simply put, Sandra Lord is a maverick and is not one to be “pigeon-holed,” limited or daunted.

Decidedly different, this multi-talented, multi-faceted Caribbean native delights in “innovative concepts,” and is known for her ingenious strategies, as well as ground-breaking networking ideas, events and opportunities.

Whether producing an event, strategizing with clients regarding career or business brand and direction, or creating, writing, producing or directing a project, she has developed, in her own inimitable style, a reputation for “thinking outside the box.”

Producer, Award-winning Events


Highly respected by her peers, Sandra Lord has played a crucial role in Hollywood over the last several years. A key figure in facilitating access and connections in Hollywood, Ms. Lord is the founder of the popular, award winning HOLLYWOOD NETWORKING BREAKFAST®, (Best Networking Event in L.A.), which she started on the Paramount Studios lot in 1993. The event serves a multicultural constituency and provides equal opportunities of access to Hollywood power players. Featured on K-CAL9/CBS and in VARIETY, the popular event has hosted Academy®, Golden Globe, Peabody and Emmy® Award winners and nominees, as well as top Hollywood professionals, such as Ron Meyer, Len Amato, Nancy Utley, David Nevins, Bill Abbott, Erik logan, Dede Gardner, Nina Jacobson, Mark Johnson, Lynda Obst, Penny Marshall, John Singleton, Debra Martin Chase, Stan Lee, Henry Winkler, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, Bryce Dallas Howard, Mario Van Peebles, Paula Wagner, Greg Berlanti, Anthony Zuiker, David E. Kelley, and the late Garry Marshall, Wes Craven, and Laura Ziskin, among many others. LOS ANGELES FILM & TV MEETUP (one of the largest, most vibrant and active entertainment groups on, WOMEN HELPING WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT,™ CREATIVE BUSINESS & CAREER STRATEGIES, CHANGING IMAGES IN AMERICA, THE GREAT HOLLYWOOD MIXER™ (Connectworking: Six Degrees of Separation™), the CHIA AWARDS, the POST OSCAR SHOWCASE, HOLLYWOOD GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK®, and IN THE LOOP e-magazine, among others.


Hollywood Support & Political Recognition

Ms. Lord brings style, integrity and professionalism
to all of her ventures. Always ahead of the pack, her projects and events stand out and continue to set the standard and serve as the “blueprint” for many entertainment industry activities. Her events have attracted the participation of studio heads, A-List players, music A&R executives and celebrities, as well as the support of major entities such as Universal Pictures, NBC, Disney, ABC, Writers Guild of America, west, Screen Actors Guild, Final Draft, Daily Variety, Hollywood Reporter and Backstage West.

A strong proponent of diversity and empowerment, she has been recognized by President Bill Clinton, Governor Arnold Schwartzenegger, and former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for her outstanding ability to provide to people of diverse backgrounds, invaluable access to key entertainment industry players.


As a master strategist/coach/consultant and tactical networking specialist, Sandra Lord works privately with clients in entertainment, sports and corporate through her Creative Career & Business Strategies. It was as the founding Chief Strategist of the
JAMAICAN OLYMPIC ICE HOCKEY FEDERATION that she helped her clients launch their dream and engineered the group’s historic membership admission into the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) in 2013, generating a global buzz. Tapping into her extensive background in business and talent management and performing, she helps clients get on the right track; with regard to their businesses, career pursuits, goals, special events, projects, productions and one-man/one-woman shows. She helps clients develop a unique action plan for success designed to take control of their professional pursuits; closely strategizes with them on how to implement that plan; teaches how to utilize the tricks of the trade; and shows clients how to create their own network of access, opportunity and success. She also encourages clients to challenge the status quo in order to stand out from the competition and make a difference in the process.

Motivational Speaker

Lord is known for her extraordinary commitment to inspiring others to accomplish their goals at the highest levels possible. At the root of everything she does is the deep passion she has for fostering esteem, confidence, self-empowerment and diversity. She regularly speaks and conducts workshops and seminars on networking, career/business strategy, as well as building esteem and confidence. Her strategies have been described as
“life changing.” Lord is currently writing a book on networking & strategy as well as one on building confidence. Her varied background and experiences make her popular on the lecture circuit and her infectious confidence continues to inspire thousands, serving as a valuable impetus to help them successfully move forward in their goals. She has presented at USC, CSUN, University of Miami Alumni Association, LA Film Studies Center (LAFSC), Great American Pitchfest, Powerr, Azusa Pacific University, Association of Independent Feature Film Producers and Scriptwriters Network. Her presentation at the Final Draft’s Scriptwriters Showcase famously set the tone for unprecedented effective networking at the weekend event.”


Celebrity Background

Prior to her foray into the film and television industries, Sandra Lord grew up as a celebrity in the Caribbean, where she started a singing career at the tender age of 3. She went on to thrill audiences at some of the world’s famous venues, such as New York’s
Madison Square Garden and London’s Hammersmith Palais, Montreal’s Verdun Auditorium and other top venues in the U.S., Canada, Venezuela and the Caribbean. She has garnered rave reviews for her performances, scored a #1 record on the New York charts, many hits in the Caribbean, as well as television specials, and has been featured in several publications such as New York's Daily News.  She has performed before some members of the British Royal Family and is the recipient of the only fellowship ever granted for study in voice, by the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington.

Varied Experiences

No longer performing, Ms. Lord has gone on to develop, write, produce, host, and direct projects in the British West Indies, New York and Los Angeles,  interfacing with the music, film and television industries and the business community. Along the way, she has racked up credits as a published writer-columnist-reviewer-songwriter, produced playwright, talk show host, producer, director, publisher, Editor in Chief, and entrepreneur. However, sharing her expertise in performing and vocal technique, teaching professional as well as aspiring talent, remains one of her most favorite activities.  

Sandra Lord maintains a hectic schedule. She is the Founder & CEO of Creative & Business Career  Strategies (through which she guides the careers, projects and businesses of professionals in and out of the entertainment industry); Changing Images in America (which promotes diversity in entertainment);
Women Helping Women,  the inventive professional and business networking group whose programs provide unmatched opportunities to learn, schmooze, and connect in a unique format, and which encourages women in entertainment to hire, inspire, empower, and collaborate with each other; Hollywood Global Entertainment Network (an online meeting and networking space for industry professionals in 27 countries, founded at the Cannes Film Festival); and Lord Entertainment Group, where she is currently developing television, feature film and special event properties -- she most recently served as executive producer, producer and director on “Brat Girls,” and completed production on a television pilot, “Start to Finish.” She is also the Co-Founder and CEO of TST Productions, which she founded with Allison Lord-Butcher and Jackie Jackson (brother of music icons Janet and Michael, and member of The Jacksons (America's Royal Family of Music). Lord, Lord-Butcher and Jackson created and produced the music extravaganza, Tomorrow’s Stars, which was featured- on the nationally-syndicated entertainment show, Extra!

Secrets to Success

Lord attributes her success to a strong spiritual base, careful planning and strategizing, “out-of-the-box thinking,” a prescient gift for “gauging and knowing what makes people tick” …and with regard to the entertainment industry, “having a keen understanding of the psyche of Hollywood.”