#140MTL Speaker Erica Diamond @womenonthefence

Erica Diamond

Founder, Womenonthefence.com

B.A. Psychology, Author, The 99 things Women Wish They Knew…Before Starting Their Own Business is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of WomenOnTheFence.com, Success Coach, Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Author, Blogger, Speaker, Radio Correspondent, Spokesperson, Huffington Post Contributor, and Mentor. With over 20 years sales experience, and 15 years marketing experience, Erica Diamond is a born entrepreneur. Using a small savings from her first job as a Marketing Manager at a large corporation, Erica built her Promotional Products Company, Unique Corporate Gifts from scratch in 1999 at 24 years old.

Erica sold her business in 2006 to Canada’s Largest Bag Retail Chain to raise her young boys. Her business journey along the way has awarded her a ProMontreal Young Entrepreneur Award, Top 30 under 30 Entrepreneur Award, Top 40 under 40 Entrepreneur Award nomination, 2011 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award nomination among numerous others, and finally, The Profit Hot 50 Award – One of Canada’s 50 Emerging Growth Companies. She was the only female CEO on this list.

Erica Diamond is a Brand Ambassador for ABC’s The View to represent the Mom community, as well as a Spokesperson for many Brands, and was named FORBES Magazine’s Top 100 Websites For Women 2011, FORBES Magazine’s 25 Most Influential Women In Business on Twitter 2011, Top 20 Women In Canada 2010, Spokesperson for National Entrepreneurship Day 2011, Top 10 Most Inspiring People on Twitter, The Top 25 Best Twitter Feeds for Women, Top 50 Women Entrepreneur Experts To Follow On Twitter, 50 Best Blogs by Women, 21 Amazing Women Entrepreneurs, 25 Sites for Women Entrepreneurs, 25 Most Influential Women Tweeting About Entrepreneurship, named The Best Websites For Women Entrepreneurs by More Magazine, and was nominated as a Role Model & Mentor for Women & Girls.

Erica has written three children’s books and co-wrote a television show. She is a board member of her son’s school and a serial volunteer, whose ongoing work with various charities never tires her. Erica loves everything women, mom, business and entrepreneurship related. She is also a die hard music lover.