H. Sandra Chevalier-Batik


Holy Hormones Journal

H. Sandra Chevalier-BatukH. Sandra Chevalier-Batik, joined the Holy Hormones Women’s Menstrual Education Project as Principal Research Analyst in 2002.  Her original responsibilities focused on the collation of statistical data, developing reports, articles, publications, press releases, training materials, and web content; with a particular emphasis on women’s health issues, the pharmaceutical industry, government funded health programs and private foundation initiatives. As both Editor-In-Chief of Holy Hormones News, and Principle Research Analyst, Chevalier-Batik coordinates a team of researchers and compiles content used by growing network of women’s health special interest groups, government agencies, health professionals, and media outlets around the world.

During her decade-long partnership with Botha, Chevalier-Batik has developed a deep understanding and keen insight into the trends, issues and challenges of women’s health education; and has helped shape the global agenda of the woman’s health research community. With Botha, she has created key intellectual property and developed a knowledge base of resources dedicated to Women’s Health Education. The first book in the Menstrual Health Education Series, Understanding Your Mind, Mood and Hormone Cycle has just been published.

Studying technical data, and oblique cross-references to find the relevant connections, and turning this information into actionable intelligence that helps readers solve a problem, or take action on a health issue, is Sandra’s passion.  As a writer and now Editor-In-Chief of Holy Hormones News, her goal is to have readers report that they have found the information helpful, and it has supported them in their personal due diligence processes.

Throughout her 30-year publishing career, Chevalier-Batik has enjoyed responsible assignments in print production and management; training program development; project management; research and development; quality system operations; communications and vendor relations. Sandra has conducted over 300 seminars and workshops and has been a featured speaker at numerous national and international publishing conferences. Sandra has earned a reputation for taking highly complex subjects and presenting them in easily understood modules. Her informal approach helps put attendees at ease and ready to tackle unfamiliar material. Her many years experience as a trainer has helped her bring a real-world sensibility the curricula development for the Holy Hormones Menstrual Health Education Project.

Chevalier-Batik served on the founding board, and as President, of the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce; and as board member and later as President of the National Business Quality Foundation. The Colorado Small Business Development Office appointed Chevalier-Batik as the Minority and Women’s Small Business Development Circuit Rider. In that position she focused on the needs of emerging and small businesses in the metro Denver area.  She was also chosen to participate in a State-wide leadership development program, 50-For-Colorado.

For her work in small business development, Sandra was awarded the SBA Region VIII, M/WBE Procurement Advocate Award, and the SBA Advocate of the Year Award for Women in Business and recognized with the other leaders of the Minority Women’s Chamber Coalition as the 690th Point of Light by President George H. Bush and the Point of Light Foundation.


“I love clearly delineating the magic questions of knowledge: Who, What, Why, When, Where and for How Much, Paid to Whom.
My life lessons: Trust, but personally verify and question everything — twice.”

—   H. Sandra Chevalier-Batik



Author: H. Sandra Chevalier-Batik

I started the Inconvenient Woman Blog in 2007, and am the product of a long line of inconvenient women. The matriarchal line is French-Canadian, Roman Catholic, with a very feisty Irish great-grandmother thrown in for sheer bloody mindedness. I am a research analyst and author who has made her living studying technical data, and developing articles, training materials, books and web content. Tracking through statistical data, and oblique cross-references to find the relevant connections that identifies a problem, or explains a path of action, is my passion. I love clearly delineating the magic questions of knowledge: Who, What, Why, When, Where and for How Much, Paid to Whom. My life lessons: listen carefully, question with boldness, and personally verify the answers. I look at America through the appreciative eyes of an immigrant, and an amateur historian; the popular and political culture is a ceaseless fascination. I have no impressive initials after my name. I’m merely an observer and a chronicler, an inconvenient woman who asks questions, and sometimes encourages others to look at things differently.