over50feeling40: Career Reinvention Over 60: My New Role
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Aug 31, 2016

Career Reinvention Over 60: My New Role

Yesterday, I announced HERE my new role as the Editor of San Antonio Woman Magazine.  The original editor was Beverly Purcell Guerra (middle) who helped to begin the publication 14 years ago.  Nicole Greenberg (R) is the outgoing editor due to needs at home, and I am honored to be handed the reins.


It is not an easy task...but I am going to give it my all.  There is an amazing team surrounding me.  One of the keys to successful career reinvention is to understand the value of the team!  



Also, it is important to understand the times and the market.  We are a successful print publication...in a time when others are throwing in the towel.  So far, our market loves the product!  Understanding the times means the importance of overseeing a strong online and social media presence.




And it is also important to remember the history.  Beverly was amazing.  She actually worked over a 17 year span at Vogue for editors Diana Vreeland, Grace Mirabella, and Anna Wintour.  This was written of her original vision:

" Right away, she envisioned the magazine more along the lines of Vanity Fair than a traditional women’s publication. In her initial Letter from the Editor, she wrote: “The goal of the magazine is to capture the spirit of San Antonio’s women and to write about the issues, the ideas and the trends that women want to know more about. We will present creative, stimulating and provocative social and civic issues for our readers.” In addition, every issue has featured a personality profile and a variety of articles on the arts, health, food, decorating, finances and homes among other topics."




When speaking of Beverly, publisher Mike Gaffney once said...

 “For all intents and purposes Beverly is SAN ANTONIO WOMAN,” he says. “The magazine’s content is a direct reflection of her high standards of quality, which gives us credibility with the readers. She is not willing to compromise on that. She is also a person who is passionately interested in this community and has a finger on the pulse of what our readers are interested in. She keeps the content focused on the people of San Antonio, and that’s our strength."

My goal is for Mike to say the same of me one day!


Career reinvention over 60 is possible...hope you will join me for the wild ride!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!



30 comments:

  1. Tht is so exciting for you! What an honor! I know you will do a fabulous job.

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    1. Thank you Maggie...I appreciate your kinds words!

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  2. I'm so grateful we've met in person because I know you get what I'm saying when I say you give me hope. I'm approaching a crossroads and I'm not panicked or worried – – but this gives me hope

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    1. HAVE HOPE, Carla! It took confidence...humility...perseverance...and hope! I know you can find something...it is so good you have a peace about the journey!

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  3. Congratulations!!! What exciting news!!! I know you'll do a great job!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  4. WOW!!!!! I am so very impressed. Congratulations and enjoy it like crazy. What an inspiration you are.

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    1. Thank you Susan...one of the reasons I want to keep blogging is for inspiration for other women...they can find the same! Thank you so much!

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  5. Pam, this is amazing. Yahhh!!! Congratulations.

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  6. Congratulations! Let the adventure begin!

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    1. That's right Patti...I expect an adventure! Thanks!

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  7. I'm so happy for you, Pam! They've chosen a terrific women to take them helm. I wish we had an equivalent here. As you say, print media has its challenges in today's world, but I love to read a great magazine.

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    1. I hope to persevere through, Jennifer. It will be one day at a time.

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  8. Congratulations, Pam! It's so exciting to see you in this role. You'll be great!

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    1. Thanks, Cathy! I appreciate all the support!

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  9. Pam, congratulations! You are perfect for this position. Wishing you the best.

    Monique

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  10. I am just busting my buttons, Pam! I'm thrilled to see this big step up for you!

    Much love,
    Anne

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  11. That is incredibly exciting! Congrats!!

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  12. I've followed your blog for a number of years. This is wonderful news; so happy for you!

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  13. Congratulations, Pam! You perseverance and willingness to pursue your dream has paid off and I'm absolutely thrilled for you.

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  14. Pam, that is so exciting for you! Wow! Congratulations on this new adventure!

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  15. Congratulations Pam! That is wonderful. I am thrilled for you! xx

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  16. Congratulations! That job sounds perfect for you!

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  17. This a wonderful opportunity indeed. You will be great in your new role. Congrats.

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  18. Congratulations Pam! You are perfect for this position!

    xoxo
    Karena

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  19. Pam: You are amazing and I congratulate you! It's just wonderful and I love love love seeing the over 60 woman doing so well!!

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  20. Congratulations, Pam! That is great news!
    b

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  21. I am traveling to San Antonio in Oct and will look for your publication! Reinvention looks very good on you!
    Sandra
    www.lowcountryfelicitylife.com

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  22. Congratulations, Pam. I am a long timer reader, but this is my first comment.
    This is so exciting.... You will do welI! I believe things worked out for the best, when a year+ ago you left your teaching position.
    SLS

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