200 of the brightest leaders, creatives and business professionals in the magazine media industry gathered at the Grand Hyatt Manhattan Ballroom on Friday, June 7, 2019 to celebrate the accomplishments made over the past year by Folio:’s 2019 Class of Top Women in Media.
The Top Women in Media Awards honors women who’ve stood out, taken risks and pushed their teams to new heights, and this year, two special honors were given to specific leaders who have had a greater impact on the industry as a whole.
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Myrna Blyth is the SVP and editorial director of AARP Media and is tasked with overseeing the largest circulation magazine in the world, AARP The Magazine, as well as the AARP Bulletin, website, book department and AARP Studios. Previously, she served as the editor-in-chief and publishing director of Ladies’ Home Journal for more than twenty years, and was also the founding editor-in-chief and publishing director of More Magazine.
Throughout her career, Blyth earned many accolades, including being named Advertising Age magazine’s “Publishing Executive of the Year.” She also received the “Women of Achievement” award from the New York City Commission on the Status of Women. Blyth was the official American delegate for the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing and was chairman of the President’s Commission on White House Fellows. She has also served as a delegate from New York State to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging and was on the Leadership Council of the National Council on Aging.
Her career, which spans more than 40 years, is a testament to her commitment to journalism, magazine media and service to women.
Those in search of a major print magazine success story should look no further than Harvard Business Review, whose ambitious repositioning effort has yielded back-to-back years of subscriber growth and record-high circulation for the century-old title—thanks in large part to the vision of its senior VP and group publisher, Sarah McConville. An industry leader who delivers real business outcomes while inspiring innovation within her team, McConville exemplifies the transition from dated models of the past to smartly produced, cross-platform subscription products of the future, all while continuing to recognize the enduring power of print media.
As such, we are delighted to highlight Sarah among the 2019 class of Folio: Top Women in Media as the winner of this year’s Catalyst Award.