Featured Bio: Dulcie Boling

Lana Wilson / June 12, 2013 05:14 PM

Magazine legend turned businesswoman – Dulcie Boling is a role model for many in the Australian media industry.

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Photo: Australian Woman's Weekly

Who’s Who of Australian Women, Who’s Who in Business in Australia and Who’s Who in Australia biography holder Elizabeth Dulcie Boling was born in country Victoria on March 29, 1936.

She donned her middle name - the name of an Aunt that passed away when Boling was just six years old - as the name she is best known for today.

Her involvement with the Australian magazine industry is one that many writers and journalists today still envy - her career began when she became a writer for legendary woman’s magazine New Idea under the firm helm of corporate media legend Rupert Murdoch. After proving her power, Boling was later appointed as Editor and then Editor-in-Chief between 1977 and 1993.

In her highly publicised role as New Idea Editor, Boling worked strongly alongside her fiery and equally as powerful Deputy, Nene King, before King left the Murdoch Empire to head New Idea’s new competitor – a brand new, Kerry Packer owned title called Woman’s Day.

After achieving a wide range of goals for New Idea – including increased circulation numbers through exclusive celebrity stories and photographs and beating fellow title competition, Boling became Southdown Press’s Chief Executive and Chair in 1982, before shifting to the Director roles at News Limited and Pacific Magazines.

After a long stint in publishing, Boling continued her career with a business focus, engaging in a number of property, retail and finance ventures, however, it is the Seven Network Board that Boling has kept on her resume for over twenty years.   

Over time Boling has also engaged in a variety of charity and fundraising ventures – most notably her involvement with Variety Club, where in 1982 she became it’s first ever Chairwoman.

Boling notes her recreations as visual and performing arts, reading and walking.

Earlier this year, Boling was the recipient of a Quill Lifetime Achievement Award from the Melbourne Press Club.

Sources: Who’s Who, The Sydney Morning Herald

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