Melinda Garvey is a pioneer and expert in the women’s audience space and is committed to advancing the success of women and their businesses through her media companies.
Garvey has revolutionized the way women communicate in Austin by creating a platform and a network, where there was none. She saw a need for a woman’s magazine in Austin and took the chance, believing that it could succeed. Now, fifteen years later Austin Woman is the go to magazine for women in Central Texas. Garvey founded Austin Woman magazine in September 2002 and the magazine is well-known and recognized for its in-depth profiles and stories on the influential, female change-makers in Austin.
In early 2016, Garvey showed her media moxie again by launching On The Dot, a global, daily newsletter for women. Her drive to give women the world over a voice and provide inspiration for thousands led her to develop a product that easily cuts through the noise with its 4 minute audible option for busy business women everywhere. Garvey is taking her expertise in story-telling and combining it with her knowledge of building a community of engaged women, outside of Austin—and taking the media world by storm.
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