I’ve studied female leaders my whole life. From the Fijian warriors from whom I’m descended, to the mothers, aunts and sisters who fueled my ambition, to the CEOs, inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs I’ve worked with as a women’s leadership development mentor, keynote speaker, journalist, podcast host and, I’ve learned…

…that there is a clear suite of thought and action these women adopt to achieve the confidence, presence, political savvy and influence they need to smash the glass ceiling and take their seats at the tables where the big deals and decisions are made.

This team, this company, this site, and all the wisdom and resources we can share exist to get more women at the table, speaking unapologetically, to stand at the forefront of change.

We want more women like you.

  • Women unapologetically seeking success, influence, and impact
  • Women ready to achieve unprecedented results
  • Women looking to build empires and leave legacies
  • Women who are bold, wise, fierce and ready


Eleanor Beaton

Eleanor Beaton

Eleanor Beaton is an award-winning journalist, speaker, executive coach and podcast host, working with women in leadership positions to achieve unprecedented results with clarity, confidence, focus and grace. Eleanor has served as Chair of the Visiting Women’s Executive Exchange Program at the Yale School of Management. In 2017, she won the prestigious Profiles in Diversity “Women Worth Watching” Award for her work promoting diversity and inclusion. She joins previous recipients of this award including General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, advocate/actress Geena Davis and many other women from diverse industries and backgrounds driving meaningful change in parity and gender equality.

Through her world-renowned leadership training, elite-level mentorship, international keynotes, and live events, Eleanor helps ambitious professional women and business owners develop the confidence, presence, political savvy and influence they need to smash the glass ceiling and take their seats at the tables where the big deals and big decisions are made.

Eleanor has been privileged to serve some of the country’s most recognized women leaders, including Arlene Dickinson, star of CBC’s hit show Dragon’s Den and former Canadian First Lady Margaret Trudeau. In 2017 she was a finalist for one of Canada’s most prestigious literary awards, the National Business Book Award, for her collaboration with former Home Depot Canada CEO Annette Verschuren on Bet On Me: A Guide to Succeeding in Business and in Life. Eleanor was also a 2017 finalist for a National Magazine Award for her column on women’s leadership, The XX Factor.

An international keynote speaker, Eleanor has presented at conferences whose rosters include such notables as former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson and 23andMe Inc. co-founder Anne Wojcicki.

Kelly Fillman

Kelly Fillman

Kelly Fillman is a committed and organized Operations Manager who handles client relations, plans and executes retreats, and manages Eleanor’s busy schedule. With grace and good humour, Kelly ensures that every client is cared for, and every event goes off without a hitch. Kelly won’t let up until all fierce women emerge into their power and own their ambition.

Adrianne Alexander

Adrianne Alexander

Adrianne Alexander is a diligent Podcast Producer who plans, reviews, and organizes all the content for Fierce Feminine Leadership: The Success Podcast for Ambitious Women. Adrianne makes sure every episode is loaded with valuable tips and insights listeners can apply to their business or careers. Adrianne holds the bar high, attracting the most influential women in leadership to appear as guests on the show.

Marie Hanifen

Marie Hanifen

Marie Hanifen is our prolific Content Developer, producing marketing, communications, and curriculum materials to ensure that the fierce feminine message is heard loud and clear. Marie is deeply committed to providing all fierce women access to the knowledge and confidence they could need to succeed.

Amy Bleser

Amy Bleser

Amy Bleser brings unwavering focus to the myriad ways we reach out to our women online. As our Online Business Manager, Amy has mastered the intricate web of marketing and content technology that keeps us in touch with our fierce community. With an eye for dates, detail and design, Amy is devoted to finding the women best suited and most ready for all our events and programs.

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Having more women of diverse backgrounds in senior leadership roles is the KEY to driving the positive, sustainable change our planet needs. Therefore, we’re committed to helping talented women smash the glass ceiling and take their seats at the tables where the big deals and decisions are made.

Boldness is a virtue.

Stretch goals and smart risks pave the path to greatness.

Own it.

Take full responsibility for your decisions, actions and potential.

Be World-Class.

Set the bar high, execute brilliantly, pay attention to the details and confidently ask the universe, ‘Why not us?’

Go with Optimism, Positivity, Enthusiasm.

This is no place for complaining, negativity or victimhood.

Live it to give it.

We practice what we preach; we lead by example.

Serious work should be fun.

Humour, laughter and joy make everything better.

Are we your dream team? Let’s figure that out.