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Advocate's Diane Anderson-Minshall Named One of Top Women in Media

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Folio:, the magazine and digital publishing industry’s leading business publication, has named Diane Anderson-Minshall, The Advocate’s editorial director, one of its top women in media for 2019.

The honor celebrates women in the media industry who have stood out, taken risks, and pushed their teams to new heights.

Anderson-Minshall was honored as an entrepreneur, a category of women who’ve launched or rebuilt brands or companies and continue to work tirelessly toward their success. She was recognized for her leadership of Retrograde Communications, her editorial consulting firm that partners with Pride Media in producing The Advocate and Plus magazine print publications, and in particular for her role in leading Pride Media’s launch of Chill, a publication to serve African-American and Latino millennials. The magazine’s launch went on to garner the Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards for best magazine launch and the best editorial team.

Other 2019 honorees included Harvard Business Review’s Alison Beard, Facebook’s Shauna Sweeney, ESPN’s Maria Taylor, PopSugar’s Lindsay Miller, People’s Zoe Ruderman, and InStyle’s Laura Brown.

“All honorees of the Folio: Top Women in Media Awards bring something new and exciting to the table, but each shares the same key characteristics of smarts and exuberance,” said Danielle Sikes, associate publisher of Folio:, “whether it be through revenue and audience growth, brand extensions, product launches, business transformations, or pioneering savvy.”

The awards were presented June 7 in New York City.

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