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Janet Kim, Publisher & Founder girlworks media inc.

Janet Kim has worked in professional, business to business publishing for over 20 years, starting her career at Carswell, Thomson Professional Publishing, now Thomson Reuters, as a copy-editor, working up to Managing Editor of the Canadian Abridgement.

At CCH Canadian, a Wolters Kluwer company, Janet worked in both tax and legal acquisitions.

In 2004, she moved to LexisNexis Canada to direct product development, principally for the Butterworths brand, developing hundreds of new Canadian legal publications, including the Supreme Court Law Review.

After noticing that there was too little intellectual media throughout North America being produced for girls and young women, Janet created girlworks media inc. to fill that niche.

Janet lives in the tiny hamlet of Acton, Ontario with her children Victoria and Eddie, and her German Shepherd, Mya.

Margaret Udovc, Managing Editor

Margaret has worked in many roles in the publishing field including Editor, Project Manager and Product Developer. Margaret honed her publishing skills for almost 15 years while working for the Wolters Kluwer Group of companies, Thomson Reuters and Canada Law Book. Much of Margaret’s career in publishing was devoted to developing web-based products, software and research solutions for lawyers, including the award-winning Canadian Legislative Pulse for CCH Canadian Limited.

Margaret enjoys volunteer work and is committed to promoting literacy and school-readiness programs to children within her community.

Margaret is a graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston. She currently lives in Oakville, Ont. with her husband, John, 11-year-old son Mark, 8-year-old daughter Bobby, and their family pet – Squirt.

Victoria Kim, Creative Director

Daughter of Janet, Victoria designs and manages the creative content of girlworks. She is currently studying fine art at Queens University and will soon be entering her second year. Along with creating art, Victoria enjoys studying a variety of languages, including French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Japanese, and Mandarin.
When she’s not working on girlworks, Victoria spends her time making strange artwork and drinking far too much coffee. She lives in Acton with her family.