As Women's Agenda continues to grow and set the agenda for career-minded women, we're announcing the next major step in the publication's evolution.
Founded by Private Media (also publisher of Crikey, Smart Company, StartUpSmart and The Mandarin) in 2012, the publication has been acquired by its founding editor, later turned publisher, Angela Priestley.
She will be returning from her second stint of maternity leave to edit and manage the publication, sharing in the work/life juggle that many in the Women's Agenda community experience every day.
“There’s no-one better equipped or motivated than Angela to take ownership of Women’s Agenda,” said Private Media Chairman Eric Beecher. “She understands the audience, because she’s part of it, and she understands the way professional women think and live. This is a significant moment for Women’s Agenda.”
Angela said she's excited to be taking ownership of Women's Agenda and to build on its place in the market as a content hub and news source for career-minded women.
“I want to thank our editor Jane Gilmore for bringing her smart and savvy voice to the site over the last six months, and for all her hard work in supporting our audience, including via a major redesign of the site to make it more reader-friendly.
“I also want to thank Eric Beecher, Private Media and our former publisher Marina Go for having the foresight to back this publication for the last four years and to support its key mandate to create better workplaces and business environments for women.”
The Women’s Agenda readership community is made up of a diverse range of women who share as much ambition to support the careers of other women, as they do to work on their own.
“Our goal is to inform and entertain these women, and to share the news, views and advice that can help level the playing field for women at work,” said Angela.
“In the coming months we’ll be looking to consolidate some of our offerings and publishing efforts to ensure that everything we do meets the daily needs of this audience.”
Women’s Agenda will be looking to collaborate with more female-led groups and associations to further build the publication as the leading destination for ambitious women.