Hand-selected by Chip and Joanna Gaines to head the new Magnolia Network, the former HGTV exec has overseen operations up to and beyond the new network’s July 2021 launch via discovery+, where it generated more than 2 billion media impressions in 48 hours. Page will also take the lead in rebranding DIY Network as Magnolia ahead of its linear launch in early 2022. The advice she offers people re-entering the workforce is something she likely applied to launching the network: “Do your homework, embrace change and look for the opportunities created in this evolving landscape.”
Best advice for someone looking to re-enter the workforce after a hiatus?
As it pertains to media, and television specifically, you’ll be re-entering a completely different industry than you left. The change and disruption to the model that began years ago was expedited amid a global pandemic, so the best advice I could give is to do your homework, embrace change and look for the opportunities created in this evolving landscape.
Do you have an example of male allyship that made a difference to you?
Fortunately, I’ve had a couple of strong male allies, and in each case, they celebrated the idea that a broad audience was best reached by embracing a diverse workforce, and that storytelling featuring and produced by women was critical to our success.
What one female empowerment book do you think every woman should read?
“Becoming,” by Michelle Obama.