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Global Ed publisher Tracy Strudley a Finalist in NEXT Woman of the Year

It has just been announced that Global Ed publisher Tracy Strudley is a Finalist in the Education category of the NEXT Woman of the Year Awards 2015, in association with Pandora.

Now in their sixth year, these awards celebrate the achievements of New Zealand women who are excelling in their respective fields. The 30 finalists for this year’s awards were shortlisted across six major categories: Arts & Culture; Sport; Business & Innovation; Health & Science; Education; and Community. Tracy Strudley is profiled along with the other finalists in the October issue of NEXT magazine.

Strudley said, “I am hugely honoured to be chosen as a Finalist in the Education category of these prestigious Awards. My philosophy is that all children around the world have the right to become lifelong readers, which is why I am passionate about delivering exceptional products that help switch them on to reading. Knowing that my nomination will help shine a light on literacy and reading makes me feel incredibly proud.”

The categories will be judged by NEXT editor Sarah Henry; Minister for Women Louise Upston; and Geoff Ross, Chairman of Trilogy International and CEO of Moa Brewing Company. The category winners and overall NEXT Woman of the Year will be announced at the awards event in Auckland on October 8, and will feature in the November issue of NEXT magazine.

Tracy Strudley has more than 18 years’ publishing experience in international sales and marketing and for the past nine years has been the Sales and Marketing Director of Global Ed, a leading educational resource publishing company. Strudley co-founded Global Ed with literacy educator and bestselling author, Jill Eggleton QSO.

Prior to 2006, Studley was Sales and Marketing Manager for Reed Publishing, which included the Heinemann Education list. In this role she was responsible for the domestic market and exporting resources internationally. In her role at Global Ed, Strudley exports children’s literacy material to more than 30 countries worldwide. Key Links literacy is a major brand for Global Ed and in 2013 it was a finalist in the Best Product or Resource in Primary Education category, as well as a finalist in the export category. Global Ed’s Connectors series, distributed by Scholastic UK, has just become their most successful reading programme.

In April 2015, Strudley and Eggleton launched Bud-e Digital Ltd in conjunction with edtech studio Custard Square.  This partnership heralds the arrival of a range of pioneering digital and print products into the local and international markets, including North America, Asia and Australia. Having made their foray into trade publishing with Bud-e Digital, Strudley and Eggleton recently launched new imprint JillE Books, and are now in the throes of launching educational publishing company Code-Ed.

Tracy Strudley lives in Auckland with her family and volunteers her time to a number of non-profit organisations, including PANZ.

TRACY STRUDLEY IS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW
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