“Yes,” it’s wedding season and “no” WE Magazine is not about finding the perfect dress or event planner or even location to have the perfect wedding.  Although you could honeymoon in Spain … the subject of our travel section.

This issue is about the OLD being the familiar format of WE Magazine for Women ~ the same great content… and same great editors you have come to know, like and trust.  And more!

The NEW is about our new editorial team members including Bobbi Palmer (relationships), Nipa Shah (technology), Jeanne Horak-Druiff (wine), Simone Kelly Brown (business) and Pamela Archer (editor at large).

It’s about our NEW Channels ~ Women in Business Interviews with small business leaders around the world, Relationships Channel (featuring relationships issues of all kinds, parent/child, spouses and significant others, professional relationships and more)  and our Video Series (which will be unveiled this month). We began our new Women in Business channel during Small Business Week interviewing 50 outstanding women business owners who represent a variety of professional areas including coaches, authors, professional speakers, lawyers, realtors, bakers, retail owners, wedding pros and more.

We are continuing the conversations with the Spring/Summer 2009 Issue featuring Mother/Daughter Teams who work together in business and non-profit organizations. Be sure and read about these 51 amazing women who manage to work together, play together and never seem to tire of one another’s company.  If anything these dynamic women are cheerleaders and nurturers 100% committed to one another’s success as well as that of the organizations they represent.

I do have to thank Help a Report Out (HARO) for help in finding these fabulous women.  I put a brief description in one of their thrice daily email messages and received more than 200 queries. It was tough to narrow down the field to only 25 teams. But stay tuned. Many more of these teams will be showcased on the site in the coming months. You can read more about our Mother Daughter Teams beginning on page 44.  Some of the interviews continue on the site so when you are finished reading, please do leave a comment and let us know your thoughts.

Other great articles in the magazine include:

Do You Have a Social Media Marketing Plan?

Business Across Cultures

Dating and Your Daughters

Just to name a few …

We even have the ingredients listed for Paella and other mouth watering recipes to make your next meal sizzle! And our featured wine from Spain to go with it! Ole’!

You can download the new magazine by going here: (link to it) or by clicking on the cover of the current issue.

Something New is also about our NEW WEBSITE look!  My team and I are so excited to share the new site with you. Heidi Caswell is the genius behind the redesign and WE are very grateful for all the time she took to get it right.

Speaking of the Website, we have many exciting articles posted that simply could not make it into this issue of WE magazine for Women. Some of those stories featured:

No Excuse Summer Travel

Strong is Beautiful

Shoes to Choose

Stepping off the Hamster Wheel

And finally, be sure and check out the Women Category on WE magazine. In addition to our new Women in Business Channel, we feature Women on a Mission and Women on the Move (under 35) and would love to feature you!  Check the criteria and submission guidelines for details. Speaking of Something New, who knows, your picture could grace the cover of an upcoming issue!

Wishing you a joy-filled summer full of love, laughter, family and friends,


Heidi Richards Mooney ~ Publisher & Editor in Chief