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Archive for the ‘Career’ Category

Meeting Barbara Walters and Sage Advice

Friday, August 29th, 2014

It’s not everyday you get to meet trailblazers. Glass ceiling breakers. It’s not every day you get to meet people who were doing it FIRST. I have been fortunate enough to have met and interviewed some remarkable people over the years since starting this women’s lifestyle brand 5 years ago, next month.

(From left to right: Richard Branson, Martha Stewart, Gene Simmons, Katie Couric, Marlee Matlin, Arianna Huffington)

This week, it was Barbara Walters. As a lifestyle and parenting correspondent on TV each week, you can understand why meeting broadcasting legend Barbara Walters was very special.

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Wordless Wednesday: Tremblant Living for the Loving

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

A few weeks ago, I had the great privilege of vacationing in Mont Tremblant, a beautiful vacation resort about 90 minutes north of Montreal in the Laurentian Mountains. My family has been skiing at Tremblant for years, and while we are used to going during the wintertime, this was our first vacation there during the summer.

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I had stayed in the local hotels before, but never in our own home. We were fortunate to have stayed at a Tremblant Living property. For those who might not be familiar with Tremblant Living, founded in 2003, Tremblant Living specializes in superior luxury vacation rentals in Mont Tremblant, QC. They hand-pick their homes to bring the public exquisitely appointed properties located on –or close to- the prestigious Mont Tremblant resort. They are widely recognized as the leader in their industry for managing state-of-the-art homes ideal for entertaining friends and family or hosting corporate retreats.

THE TREMBLANT LIVING EXPERIENCE

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Happy 2014 Women’s Equality Day!

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
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“At the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971 the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.”

The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York.

The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality.” (http://www.nwhp.org)

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Wordless Wednesday: Erica Diamond Barbie is Here

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

It arrived this afternoon.

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It’s not every day Mattel makes a Barbie® to your likeness. To honor my role as Chief Inspiration Officer of Entrepreneur Barbie® with a mission to inspire entrepreneurship in girls across Canada, Erica Diamond Barbie® took 5 months to make.  I am beyond proud and humbled, and if I am to be honest, it’s probably one of the most momentous milestones of my career.

As an entrepreneur since the age of 24 (now starting my fourth entrepreneurial venture), having written a book on female entrepreneurship, as a keynote speaker on entrepreneurship, a life and business coach for female entrepreneurs, and having made it my life’s mission to inspire others to take the dive into passion, this feels kind of like the pinnacle of your career.

Before I show you Erica Diamond Barbie®, what I am most excited about, is the first-ever Barbie Business Bursary program – the search for Canada’s Next Young Entrepreneur, with Mattel funding girls’ big dreams. I am sitting on a panel of judges helping award Mattel bursary money to 3 fabulous, young entrepreneurial girls with great vision and spirit!

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Trading Prada for Peace

Monday, August 18th, 2014

By Guest Blogger Marie Johnson

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I was an advertising executive in the television industry for 12 years before I jumped off the fence.  I am an only child, raised by an Asian mother who had her own successful career in the medical field, and a German-American father with a successful career in the aerospace industry. I was raised to excel in my studies and obtain the high-paying executive job and title.  I was on my way.

I was fortunate to have found my soul mate and husband in my late 20′s, and we both decided to wait a few years before starting our family.  My first daughter came along shortly after my promotion into a management position.  Having the financial resources, we had a full-time nanny, which allowed me to continue my career.  My job required much time, travel, and intellectual/emotional effort.  Being in the entertainment industry, I got to meet and work with famous television and movie stars.  In addition to attending awards shows, movie premieres, and launch parties, my husband and I got to attend exciting events such as the Olympics and the Super Bowl.

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The Power of Risk Taking and How To Get Off The Fence

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

It’s easy to stay in our comfort zones – to sit perched on our fences. The familiar far too often keeps us stuck right where we are and prevents us from experiencing personal growth, happiness and manifesting our dreams. But, venturing out into the unknown can seem terrifying and virtually impossible to achieve.

But what if taking the risk, taking that leap off the fence actually led us closer to our hopes and dreams? Led us right to our ideal life?

The kids are back in school soon, making it a perfect time to finally start getting unstuck and start making your life happen! This morning on my weekly Lifestyle and Parenting segment on Global TV, I talked about the power of risk taking and how to get off the fence. I have also written out the steps below.


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#Blogher14 and 11 Things Learned

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

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I am just back from the whirlwind that is BlogHer. What is BlogHer you might ask (that is, if you are a new reader around here)?

I quote my friend Darryle Pollack from the Huffington Post, whom I also saw at BlogHer this weekend in Silicon Valley. THIS is what makes BlogHer so unique….

“Created in 2005 by three women as a gathering for women who blogged, BlogHer has multiplied in size – and importance — every year since. Now a successful website, advertising network and TV channel the annual BlogHer conference is the jewel in the crown — where bloggers, marketers and sponsors come to connect. Four smaller conferences have also blossomed from it.

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