For those that I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet, my name is Olga Angelidis. I am socially creative, culturally driven, and love building new relationships. I am heavily involved in the Russian community in Melbourne and beyond. My journey to Red started when I created a few social groups for networking purposes, to help people find friends and build business connections within our community. I envisioned a hub where our community could come together, offer each other our unique products and services, and most importantly embrace and celebrate our vibrant culture. Today, the Russian Women’s Network groups have grown to more than 10,000 active members throughout Australia.
Next, I thought, wouldn’t it be nice to have a glossy magazine to serve our community and bring our culture, ideas and values to life? Red magazine was born in 2012. Since then, we’ve published seven print magazines, all of which have received a great response from the community. Now that we’re in 2020, changes, transitions and growing experiences are happening. I truly believe that anything is possible if you have the right attitude, supportive family and friends, a strong connection to your cultural background, a good set of values and beliefs, and most importantly – a passion that drives you closer toward your goals each and every day.
That leads me to my next endeavour.
In 2015 Red took over the digital landscape and transitioned from print to online. I embraced this change to the fullest. I wanted the magazine to become more accessible to our community, for free. The content is the same but spreads much further and attracts far more readers. Regular updates allows our community to engage with one another, support our small businesses, and share our similar interests. Articles are published in English and Russian.
In 2019, in addition to content sharing, we created a new way to engage with our readers by introducing exclusive events Black, Red, White and Gold. Each event is unique and has its own purpose, our guests coming to our networking events find exactly what they are looking for, whether its a relaxation, getting away from the house, experience something new, meeting new people and much more. We are extending our services and marketing offers to businesses to get involved with Red. We build lasting relationships with Melbourne entertaining industry key players, hospitality vendors as well as businesses that supply with unique gifts and event supplies.
Look forward to working with you. Don’t hesitate tp reach out.