Robyn Foyster

Multi Award Winning Journalist, former Magazine Editor and Tech Entrepreneur

Robyn Foyster is a multi-award-winning journalist, tech entrepreneur, and a publisher and owner of an independent media business specialising in women in tech.

The former Editor in Chief of The Australian Women’s Weekly is also a podcaster, author, and has over three decades of experience in media across TV and both traditional and digital publishing.

A leading commentator on women in STEM, diversity and inclusion, leadership, technology and business, Robyn has lived in Britain, the United States, and New Zealand.

She is the editor, owner and founder of three websites: Women Love Tech, The Carousel and Game Changers.

A passionate advocate for diversity, with a strong track record of supporting and mentoring young women, Robyn is a 2023 Women Leading Tech Champion of Change finalist.

A regular speaker on TV, radio and podcasts, Robyn spoke on two panels for SXSW Sydney in 2023. She has been a judge for the Telstra Business Awards for 8 years and is a regular MC and keynote speaker.

Voted one of B&T’s 30 Most Powerful Women In Media, Robyn was Publisher and Editor of Australia’s three biggest flagship magazines – The Weekly, Woman’s Day and New Idea and a Seven Network Executive. She was also Group Publisher for Hearst in Australia where she was responsible for Harper’s BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan and Madison.

Her career began as a copy girl at Sydney’s News Ltd whilst completing a BA in Arts and Government at Sydney University.

At age 23, she moved to London and worked for Today newspaper. In this highly competitive world, she was responsible for numerous front-page stories on racism, environment and fraudulent trade practices in Britain. She also worked in LA as the US correspondent for Ch 4’s Big Breakfast and later ran the entertainment desk for GMTV, Britain’s biggest breakfast TV show. She put the Spice Girls on TV for the first time.

She has covered the Oscars, Cannes Film Festival, BAFTA’s and Eurovision Song Contest. Robyn completed graduate cadetship at AAP Reuters and was the first female racing reporter in Australia and contributed to three AAP books on the racing industry.

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