Sandra Lee


A bright inspiration

Self-made entrepreneur and philanthropist

Sandra Lee, a multi-Emmy® and Gracie® award winner, shares lessons learned from her own rise to success and tips on living bright and building better businesses. Sandra is the recipient of the President's Volunteer Service Award, the national spokesperson for the No Kid Hungry Campaign and an advocate for Stand Up to Cancer. BBVA Compass is honored to partner with Sandra to help us build a brighter future.

small business

Partners in the belief that everyone deserves a brighter future

This year, BBVA Compass and Sandra Lee are visiting small business owners and sharing their stories. Together, we want to inspire small business owners to take chances, challenge themselves and live bright.

Bright Principle

Challenge your status quo

Sandra's Seven Ways:

  1. Push the envelope 
  2. Question everything 
  3. Don't be afraid to change 
  4. Be open minded 
  5. Stay current 
  6. Provoke conversation 
  7. Keep moving forward

Working for my family, working toward a future, believing that each day could be better than the last… that’s where I found the positive energy that would sustain me. Through all the challenges I’ve faced in life, there have been times when I really had to dig deep to find the urge to live bright, but it’s that urge that sustains me every day.

Sandra Lee, BBVA Compass Brand Ambassador