Erica Diamond named ‘The Top 20 Women Of 2010’

February 4, 2011 14 Comments TAGS: Career

I nearly feel off my chair yesterday when I was told that I made the coveted list of THE TOP 20 WOMEN in Canada.

Seriously, I was shocked. I have experienced many highs and lows in my life, but I have to say, this is a milestone. Let’s be honest, as multi-tasking moms, women & friends, there isn’t often someone who pats us on the back and tells us, “Great job.” There’s no award for “Mother of The Year” or “Homemaker of The Year” or “Wife of the Year.” And, in the words of my mom (a therapist), words that she has relayed to her clients for years, “Don’t go looking for external approval. True happiness has to come from within.” Yes, I totally agree. But, it’s a nice moment to be recognized for your work. 🙂

So without further ado, check out the list of The Top 20 Women of 2010:

“Every year, we at Women’s Post compile our list of the Top 20 Women of the Year. Some of these women are well-known while some operate under the radar. Some have made a spectacular contribution to their industry this year while others are women to watch for in the year to come. They are from different industries, backgrounds, and all have unique characteristics that make them truly great women. Read on for some inspiration and snapshots of our picks.”

Selections by Women’s Post Editorial Board / Info and Write-ups by Jelena Djurkic and Christine Stoesser

  • Sheila Fraser
  • Pauline Christian
  • Sarah McLachlan
  • Dr. Lisa Kellett
  • Catherine Porter
  • Sonia Baxendale
  • Judy Goldring
  • Sharon Lockwood
  • Brenda Bot
  • Colleen Campbell
  • Janice Fukakusa
  • Angela Robertson
  • Joelle Berdugo-Adler
  • Cora Tsouflidou
  • Mary Anne Chambers
  • Joannie Rochette
  • Connie Clerici
  • Erica Diamond
  • Kathy Bardswick
  • Susan Niczowski
  • Here was the photo and write-up:

    ERICA DIAMOND

    Erica Diamond started her first business when she was 24. The promotional company, Unique Corporate Gifts, founded in 1999, earned her financial success, entrepreneurial awards and appearances in the media. However, Erica dreamed about creating an inspirational and informative hub for women, so she sold her company in 2006 and founded WomenOnTheFence.com, a blog that focuses on the many roles that women play in their lives.

    Written primarily by Erica, but also featuring various guest bloggers, WomenOnTheFence.com has already won significant recognition from other online communities since its inception in 2009. In addition to running the blog, Erica regularly speaks to and mentors other entrepreneurs, and in 2010 was the headlined speaker at the National Women’s Show. Erica takes a down to earth approach in her blog in order to inspire women to be the best they can be—without being too hard on themselves. As she wrote in 2010, “We’re told to be sexy for our partners, nurturing for our children, savvy in business, a loyal friend, in other words…perfect. But who’s perfect? Yup, you know the answer.”

    To read the full list of amazing women and their biographies, click on the links below…

    http://womenspost.ca/articles/profiles/top-20-women-2010-part-1

    http://www.womenspost.ca/articles/profiles/top-20-women-2010-part-2

    Thank you all for being a part of this. You know some of my deepest, darkest secrets, but I share them in hopes of making a difference, and to make you realize, you are really not alone.

    I would also like to acknowledge that today is World Cancer Day. Thinking of everyone currently fighting this horrific disease, everyone who lost their battle, and to the resilient survivors… I salute you.

    Happy Friday,

    xoxEDxox

      14 Comments

      1. food survival book…

        […]Erica Diamond named ‘The Top 20 Women Of 2010’ | WomenOnTheFence.com[…]…

      2. Carl MilitoNo Gravatar says:

        Great!! Thanks for sharing.

      3. Congratulations, Erica! So excited for you! What a great group of women on this list!

      4. Susan KramerNo Gravatar says:

        You are so deriving of this award. Plus they forgot your amazing book and radio show! You’re doing amazing things for women everywhere. I’m proud to have followed you since the beginning.

      5. Alison p-hNo Gravatar says:

        Congratulations!!!! What a wonderful recognition. I recognize some great names there and am thrilled to see you amongst them.

      6. Erica DiamondNo Gravatar says:

        Thank you all for the beautiful comments and emails over the past day. I’m very grateful for all of you.

      7. HannahNo Gravatar says:

        Nice!! And look at you, lucky 18!! Chai, means life, and with your good news last week… Here’s to your productive life!!

      8. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Melissa Stewart and Erica Diamond, Nancyw Alexander. Nancyw Alexander said: Erica Diamond named 'The Top 20 Women Of 2010' | WomenOnTheFence.com: Every year, we at Women's Post compile our… http://bit.ly/g9yFTS […]

      9. Anne PNo Gravatar says:

        You go girl! They made a great choice. I just bought your book last week on Amazon and am thoroughly enjoying it. I love your writing style. It’s very easy to read and is so relatable. Thank you for all that you do for women.

      10. KathykateNo Gravatar says:

        And Erica’s previous post: Playing with Poop, shows why she’s one of the Top 20 Women. Cuz she’s real. And she gets it. Good for them for acknowledging real people with real lives. Good for you for acknowledging us as well. Congrats!

      11. LissaNo Gravatar says:

        Great job Erica! Great honor to be in the company of those women. I’m sure you’re on cloud nine!

      12. CherylNo Gravatar says:

        Well done! Congrats!

      13. Lisa BrownNo Gravatar says:

        How deserving you are of this honor. I have followed you since the beginning and look forward every day to reading your posts. Kudos to all the great women on the list.

      14. JanetNo Gravatar says:

        Wow wow wow! What an honor! You must be so thrilled. Thank you for all that you do for women everywhere. You deserve this award.

      Leave a Reply

      Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    PARTNERS