Erica Diamond
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Erica Diamond is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of WomenOnTheFence.com – Success Coach, Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker and Media Personality. After enjoying seven years of great financial success with her Company, Erica sold her business in 2006 to Canada's Largest Bag Retail Chain. Her business journey along the way has awarded her a Young Entrepreneur Award, Top 30 under 30 Entrepreneur Award, Top 40 under 40 Entrepreneur Award nomination, among numerous others, and finally, The Profit Hot 50 Award - One of Canada's 50 Emerging Growth Companies. Erica Diamond is the author of the book 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business, endorsed by names such as Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York and Brooke Burke, and Suzy Welch. Women on the Fence was recently named Forbes Magazine's Top 100 sites for women. Erica Diamond was recently named to the coveted list of the top 20 women in Canada and is the Spokesperson for National Entrepreneurship Day.

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#BanBossy? Great. But May I Also Add #BanBitchy

(1) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 3:13 PM

"When a little boy asserts himself, he's called a 'leader.' Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded 'bossy.' Words like bossy send a message: don't raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys -- a trend...
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International Women's Day: 5 Trailblazing and Inspiring Women

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 5:02 PM

I was thrilled to be able to showcase five exceptional women on Global TV this week who have, and are, paving the way for others. These five trailblazing and inspiring women make me want to up my game, and truly make a difference in this world. This Saturday marks...

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Would You Stay With A Cheating Spouse?

(4) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 4:35 PM

Saturday morning my three men were cuddled in my bed (as they are every single morning of our lives), and I came downstairs quickly to make myself a cup of coffee. I opened our front door in my cozy bathrobe and slippers and brought in the newspaper (as I do...

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The Sobering Reality

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 5:18 PM

"I observe that many people seek happiness "out there." They imagine it will come to them if they get a raise, a new car, a new lover, or something else they want but do not have. My own experience, repeated many times, is that the actual reward of getting and...

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My Top 10 Secrets to Success

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 5:31 PM

Hello, ladies! As a Certified Women's Life, Business and Success Coach, I have worked with hundreds of women as a coach, consultant and mentor for almost 15 years. I have always been fascinated by success and what makes someone successful, and I don't just mean success from a financial standpoint....

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38 Things I've Learned in 38 Years

(8) Comments | Posted April 6, 2013 | 12:00 AM

Well, I'm turning 38 this weekend. Not quite sure when THAT happened?! I'm pretty sure it was just yesterday that I kissed my husband for the first time at 19 years old while watching lesbians make out at Beaver Lake (a park here in Montreal). But clearly, it's NOT yesterday....

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How to Get Comfortable Being Alone

(4) Comments | Posted February 16, 2013 | 11:41 PM

I'm off to a late start today. I skipped the gym and snuggled in bed with my man who came home late last night after a four-day business trip. I even watched my favorite Grammy performances all over again this morning. The Grammys are MY Super Bowl, and honestly, if...

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My Interview With Soledad O'Brien: On Career, Motherhood and More

(1) Comments | Posted November 17, 2012 | 7:31 AM

When I met Soledad O'Brien for the first time in August at Blogher in New York City, I was truly intrigued. She is the CNN anchor we watch daily cover hurricanes, disasters, and important news. Yet, when you speak to her in person, she has this other side. This aura...

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My Interview With Denise Richards

(1) Comments | Posted November 10, 2012 | 9:29 AM

I spent the afternoon in New York last week with long distance friend, mom, and actress Denise Richards. We chatted over tea and scones, and then I decided to ask her some questions and find out what it's like to be a single, working mom in the spotlight.

Denise was candid,...

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Are You Struggling With Burn Out?

(4) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 11:18 AM

The year was 2001. I was 26, newly and happily married. I had managed to turn my passion into my paycheque. My business was flourishing. I had just been featured on the cover of the business section, and numerous other publications and TV shows. Life was rockin' -- I had...

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My Interview With Arianna Huffington

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2012 | 2:04 PM

I am still on a high from meeting a true pioneer and leader in her field, Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post.  This woman is the real deal. When...

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Hold Them Back So They Can Get Ahead

(7) Comments | Posted March 9, 2012 | 6:23 AM

It's called "redshirting." Perhaps you have heard of it.

The debate is an old one, but still relevant. Parents are holding their kids back in record numbers, often to give them a competitive advantage over their peers. It's the slight competitive edge that they get as...

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Sophie Trudeau On Bulimia, Justin, and Motherhood

(2) Comments | Posted February 11, 2012 | 11:15 AM

I recently reconnected with a childhood friend, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, who is as dynamic, passionate, and capable as they come. If you are Canadian, you undoubtedly know who she is, and you're about to learn a little more.

Not many people know this, but we grew up together in...

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Has Madonna Still Got It? Yes.

(20) Comments | Posted February 6, 2012 | 1:07 PM

I love Madonna. I have loved Madonna from the moment she burst onto the scene in fishnet stockings, too much hairspray, and a bad die job.

If my iPod playlist isn't enough proof, well frankly, I don't know what is.

So you can imagine how excited I...

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