S2: E6 – In Conversation with… Georgie Holt on women in media

Series 2, episode 6 - Georgie Holt on Women in Media

In the sixth and final episode of our season 2 of In Conversation With, we speak with Georgie Holt, Managing Director at a global podcasting company, Acast.

Georgie Holt is a media and communications expert and gender equality advocate. With a 20-year career which spans some of the world’s biggest news and magazine brands, she is leading voice in her field. In her two most recent roles she has been the Publisher of two of the UK’s biggest women’s media brands, Cosmopolitan and Stylist, where she has campaigned for better representation of women in media and advertising. Her main priority in these roles was creating a more truthful and respectful visual landscape for women and is working with some of the world’s biggest advertisers, creating campaigns that can achieve this.

Here, she has an open and honest conversation around the pressures from media around body image and self acceptance. She also talks about the challenges she, as a woman, faced in the media industry.

 

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