Meet One of the Most Successful (and Hilarious) Women in Australian Media

Lauren Powell

In honour of our co-founders Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power’s latest book, The Career Code: Must-Know Rules for a Strategic, Stylish, and Self-Made Career ($19), we’re running an interview series featuring 17 questions (to parallel the book’s 17 chapters) about the work lives of inspirational female leaders who are at the top of their fields. So far, we’ve tapped Lisa Gersh, Pip Edwards, Kelly Wearstler, and more. Next up? Paula Joye.

It’s hard to sum up Paula Joye’s brilliance in just a few sentences, but it’s safe to say that a plethora of gushing descriptions immediately spring to mind.

The journalist, media personality, and founder of The Joye is not only infectiously charming, effortlessly inspiring, and quick as a whip, but she’s so genuinely warm that it is a privilege to be in her company. She’s fun, fabulous, and has career portfolio so extraordinary, it’s hard to believe it’s actually real.

Joye began her career in the fashion cupboard at Vogue Australia working her way through the ranks before becoming editor of CLEO at just 27. By 2004, Paula had created and launched Madison and Shop Til You Drop magazines, and was editorial director of Cleo and Cosmopolitan all while being a spokespersons for women throughout her entire career (long before it became a trend). Read: The perfect candidate for our Career Code series. Scroll on for one of the the most inspiring career interview you’ll read to date.  

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