Leading Ladies 2020

Leading Ladies 2020: The Ladies of Providence Media

Providence Media


You see our magazines around the state. Perhaps you pick up a copy as you exit the market or your favorite boutique, or flip through the pages while lingering over a sweet treat at your favorite coffee shop. We’re PROVIDENCE MEDIA, the publisher of Rhode Island’s premier lifestyle magazines, including SO Rhode Island, The Bay Magazine, East Side Monthly, Hey Rhody, and our flagship, Providence Monthly. Our free magazines reach roughly 100,000 readers throughout the state every month, bringing the best of food, arts, culture, fashion and much more, all in our unique local voice.

Much of what we do starts from our headquarters in Pawtucket. Media Director Jeanette St. Pierre has been at the helm for twenty years and was the company’s first full-time employee. Today, along with Jeanette, women hold a number of leadership roles in the Editorial, Art, and Sales departments. “We are a dream team that is dedicated to producing superior products and results for our readers and clients.” Taylor Gilbert, Senior Designer, concurs, “We all work together as one big family, constantly supporting and motivating us all to be a better company.”

Editor in Chief Elyse Major joined the team nearly two years ago and soon after created the Rhody Gem program. Started in December of 2019, this column which appears in each of the publications, highlights a reader-nominated small business each month. “Ever walk into a small shop or cafe and think – how did I not know about this wonderful place? – I must share it! That is the goal of each Rhody Gem feature, to clue our readers into each neighborhood’s hidden gem,” says Elyse.

Being a free magazine, display ads are crucial to the success of Providence Media, something we all take very seriously. “We are committed and we are proud of our work,” begins Kristine Mangan Olf, Account Manager. “We want readers to learn something about Rhode Island from our magazines and we want our advertisers to feel good about advertising and reap the benefits of being part of our publications.”

Says Managing Editor Meg Schmit, “I want people to know that we have women shining in every kind of role, including sales, graphic design, event planning, web management, writing, editing, and social media. We’re the definition of a team that’s small but mighty.” Editorial Designer Abigail Brown adds, “While we all have different passions, we have one big one in common: Rhode Island! We all work every day finding what makes our state so awesome and putting it out around the state in a beautiful way, hopefully helping to allow all other leading ladies to continue thriving.”


Providence Media • 1070 Main Street, Pawtucket • 401-305-3391


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