During National Business Women’s Week (NBWW), October 20-24, 2014, Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation honors and salutes the following five outstanding military/veteran business women and the employers who support them. NBWW awards are given in honor of these courageous and creative women and employers who are making a difference in their military/veteran communities. Today we honor:
Meredith K. Rollins: As Editor in Chief of REDBOOK magazine, Meredith Rollins has helped bring national media attention to the unique career challenges women veterans face. By dedicating the November Veteran’s Day issue of REDBOOK to the stories of five women veterans, Ms. Rollins has given a voice and a platform to the brave women who serve our country, yet often struggle with civilian employment. Through a partnership with the White House and BPW Foundation, she has provided a much-needed opportunity to educate and inform readers across the county about these challenges and to share the value of mentoring and the positive impact individuals and companies can make.
Ms. Rollins was named Editor in Chief of REDBOOK in June 2014, after four years as the magazine’s executive editor. She was instrumental in the brand’s redesign towards fun and affordable fashion, beauty, and style. During her tenure at the magazine, REDBOOK has won two MIN awards, two FOLIO awards, a Gold National Health Information Award, and was twice a finalist for National Magazine Awards.
Prior to joining REDBOOK, Rollins spent six years as the executive editor at Lucky, where she planned and oversaw all the magazine’s content, as well as developed special features for the website. Rollins was also the articles director of W and in the features departments at New York, George, and Harper’s BAZAAR. At REDBOOK and prior publications, Rollins has made numerous appearances on national television, including the TODAY Show and Good Morning America.