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Striving for Balance

By Guest Blogger Alison Kramer We should probably begin by defining success. To me, it meant spending my days doing something I loved. Having the flexibility to be present for school concerts, sick days and summers. Travel. And rarely, if ever, being told what to do. If you look at that list carefully, you will note I am basically unemployable –…

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Freaky Friday

So, this is the deal, ladies. Our website got overtaken by hackers in Pakistan this past weekend. We then decided Monday morning to prematurely launch our new site redesign (it was the same amount of work to bring back the old site, or get the new one up and running). But maybe that was a mistake. We've been working on our blog redesign…

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How To Join The Women’s Entrepreneurial Club

We do a Wordless Wednesday all the time, so today I thought we'd do a Flashback Friday. So many different social media "isms!" Flashback to 2012, I was called upon as one of "America's Ultimate Experts" to share my advice for budding female entrepreneurs in the latest issue of Woman's World Magazine. If you are a woman thinking of starting your own business, here are some helpful…

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#WomenOnTheFence Celebrates Its 5th Blogiversary!

Today we celebrate the 5th anniversary of a blog that was born out of feeling stuck, on the fence, alone, confused, and wanting to create a space for women to get inspired, get off the fence, grow, succeed and thrive. You have made that happen. I am grateful for this community who has stood by me in my darkest hours,…

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Remembering Joan

Joan Rivers was a woman off the fence. She lived life on her own terms. She was ballsy, gutsy, ridiculous at times. She wasn't afraid to speak her mind, and in fact, to her admission, her success came as a direct result. She was Simon Cowell before we even met Simon Cowell. [caption id="attachment_24131" align="alignnone" width="450"] photo credit: izquotes.com[/caption] Born Joan…

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Meeting Barbara Walters and Sage Advice

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. [gallery ids="24047,24045,24046,24044,24048,24050"] (From left to right: Richard Branson,…

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Wordless Wednesday: Tremblant Living for the Loving

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. [caption id="attachment_24027" align="alignnone" width="541"]…

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Happy 2014 Women’s Equality Day!

[caption id="attachment_24015" align="alignnone" width="270"] photo credit: stuttgartcitizen.net[/caption] "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…

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Wordless Wednesday: Erica Diamond Barbie is Here

It arrived this afternoon. 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…

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Trading Prada for Peace

By Guest Blogger Marie Johnson [caption id="attachment_8381" align="alignnone" width="300"] photo credit: wikipedia[/caption] 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.…

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