Ep 178: Mia Freedman

Mia Freedman is a publisher, author, podcaster, mother and all-around media-mogul.

She started her career in the then highly-competitive Australian magazine industry, and soon became youngest-ever editor of Cosmopolitan magazine at the age of 24.

In the middle of this career explosion she fell pregnant, and set a course for her the rest of her career which would see her balancing work, family, and the numerous attacks in the press that come with being a smart, outspoken and strong-willed woman in the public eye.

Along with her husband, Mia runs the incredibly successful website Mamamia.com.au, which is a part of the Mamamia Women’s Network.

This is the second time Mia’s been on the show, she came on back on Episode 30, and a lot has changed, which we do go into.

Mia’s new book is called “Work Strife Balance” and is learnings from her experience of running a massive media company, being a public figure, and being a mother of three kids at the same time.

Her book is out now and I thoroughly recommend you grabbing a copy, particularly if like me you’re drowning a little bit in all of the busyness that has somehow consumed our lives in the last few years.

You can find Mia on twitter & instagram @miafreedman and do let her know if you hear anything that resonates with you here.

Come now to a third floor converted warehouse in Sydney which bustles with the sound of about one hundred employees, while we chat in her purpose built podcast studio over a nice cup of black tea.

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