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Shining Bright : An Interview with Olga Julio – CEO of Brilhante Magazine

Shining Bright : An Interview with Olga Julio – CEO of Brilhante Magazine


Hello, businesswomen and entrepreneurs! I’m pleased to present an inspiring interview with Olga Julio, a multi-talented woman and a true leader in the business world. Born in Angola, Olga is a journalist, influencer, master of ceremonies, press officer and CEO of the renowned Brilhante magazine.

With a brilliant career and an innovative vision, Olga stands out as a reference for all of us who aspire to success. Her career is an example of determination, resilience and passion for what she does. In this interview, Olga shares her experiences, challenges and achievements, offering valuable insights for those who wish to follow in her footsteps and shine in their respective fields.

Get ready for an enriching conversation that is sure to motivate and empower all of you. Don’t miss it!



Revista Brilhante @revistabrilhanteoficial



Olga Julio @olgajulio_



1. Olga, tell us a bit about your career, how you got started in the world of journalism and what led you to found Brilhante Magazine?

I started in journalism at a very early age, driven by my passion for communication and my desire to tell stories. I worked as a magazine reporter for nine years, and that experience gave me a vast knowledge of the sector. When my contract ended, I felt the need to create my own magazine, where I could have the freedom to explore differentiated, current and truthful content. This is how Brilhante Magazine was born, a project that reflects my vision and passion for journalism.


2. What was your greatest inspiration for creating a fashion, beauty and celebrity magazine?

My biggest inspiration came from my passion for magazines and the world of fashion and beauty. I’ve always enjoyed reading magazines and following trends, and I realized that there was a space for a magazine that tackled these topics from an Angolan perspective. I wanted to highlight fashion as a key sector and give celebrities recognition for their work and contribution to culture. Brilhante Magazine is a platform that celebrates talent and creativity, both national and international.


3. As CEO of an influential magazine, what are the biggest challenges you face and how do you overcome them?

The biggest challenges I face include financial sustainability, competition in the market and the constant need for innovation. To overcome them, I remain persistent and creative, always looking for ways to reinvent myself and differentiate Brilhante Magazine from the rest. I focus on the quality of the content, the credibility of the information and building a committed and talented team. Constant communication with readers and adapting to their needs are also fundamental to overcoming these challenges.


4. Brilhante Magazine has been a great success, what do you think has been the key to its growth and popularity?

The key to Brilhante Magazine’s growth and popularity has been the authenticity and relevance of its content. We strive to always offer news, trends and stories that resonate with our audience. The credibility of the information and the commitment to quality are essential pillars. In addition, proximity to readers and the ability to adapt to changes in the market have been crucial to keeping Brilhante Magazine always current and influential.


5 – In your opinion, what role does the media play in representing and empowering women?

The media play a crucial role in the representation and empowerment of women by providing visibility for their stories, achievements and challenges. They have the power to shape perceptions, break down stereotypes and promote gender equality by highlighting positive and diverse female role models.


6 – In your experience, how can women use the media to advance their careers and businesses?

Women can use social media to advance their careers and businesses by creating a strong digital presence, sharing their knowledge and experience, connecting with industry professionals and building a support network. Social platforms offer a unique opportunity for women to amplify their voices and reach a wider audience.


7.- You are a multifaceted woman: journalist, master of ceremonies, press officer and CEO. How do you manage to balance these responsibilities?

The balance between my responsibilities as a journalist, master of ceremonies, press officer and CEO is achieved through effective time management, delegation of tasks and prioritizing the most important activities. Keeping an organized routine and making time for rest and self-care are essential to maintaining productivity and mental health.


8 – What advice would you give to women who want to start a business in the media and communications sector?

For women who want to start a business in the media and communications sector, I advise them to invest in their continuing education and training, to seek mentoring from experienced professionals and to build a solid network of contacts. In addition, it’s important to keep up to date with industry trends and develop effective communication skills.


9 – How do you keep up to date with fashion and beauty trends to ensure that your magazine is relevant?

To keep up to date with fashion and beauty trends, I follow specialized publications, attend industry events, follow renowned influencers and professionals on social media, and keep in touch with designers and experts. This ensures that Brilhante Magazine offers relevant and inspiring content to our readers.


10.- What qualities do you think are essential for a woman to be a successful leader in any sector?

The essential qualities for a woman to be a successful leader include self-confidence, resilience, empathy, communication skills, the ability to make decisions, and the ability to inspire and motivate her team. Integrity and adaptability are also key to facing challenges and achieving goals.


11.- As a media consultant, what are the most effective strategies for managing the public image of a company or an individual?

As a media consultant, the most effective strategies for managing the public image of a company or individual include building an authentic narrative, proactive crisis management, creating a positive relationship with the press and the strategic use of social media for direct communication with the public.


12.- How important is networking in your career and how would you recommend women improve their networking skills?

Networking is fundamental to my career, providing opportunities for learning, collaboration and professional growth. I recommend that women improve their networking skills by attending industry events, establishing genuine relationships, being active on professional platforms such as LinkedIn, and seeking out groups and communities that share their interests and goals.


13.- Can you share an anecdote or experience that has been fundamental to your career?

A key experience in my career was the opportunity to organize a major event that brought together several female leaders. This event not only expanded my network of contacts, but also showed me the importance of creating spaces for women’s voices to be heard and valued.


14.- How do you see the role of women in the media industry in Angola and what changes would you like to see?

The role of women in the media industry in Angola is growing, with more women occupying prominent positions. However, there is still a lot to be done to achieve true equality. I would like to see more policies to support gender equality, mentoring programs for young professionals and greater representation of women in editorial decisions.


15.- What daily habits help you stay organized and productive in your multiple roles?

To stay organized and productive in my multiple roles, I adopt daily habits such as making to-do lists, prioritizing activities, keeping a structured agenda and setting aside specific moments for reflection and planning. I also practice delegating tasks and maintain a healthy work-life balance.


16.- How do you deal with the stress and pressure associated with being a leader and public figure?

I deal with stress and pressure through self-care practices such as meditation, regular exercise and leisure time with family and friends. In addition, I maintain a positive mindset, seek support from my network and focus on solving problems rather than worrying about them excessively.


17.- What future projects do you have for Brilhante Magazine and how do you hope they will impact your readers?

For Brilhante Magazine, I have future projects that include expanding digital content, holding events that promote networking among women entrepreneurs and developing mentoring programs. I hope that these projects will inspire our readers, offer practical support and foster a community of mutual support.


18.- In your opinion, what role do fashion and beauty play in empowering women?

Fashion and beauty play an important role in women’s empowerment, as they allow individual expression and help build confidence. Feeling good about one’s appearance can positively influence self-esteem and the way a woman presents herself to the world, strengthening her position both personally and professionally.


19.- How has your vision of success evolved throughout your career?

My view of success has evolved over the course of my career, moving from an emphasis on material achievements and public recognition to a greater focus on doing meaningful work, positively impacting people’s lives and maintaining a balance between the various areas of my life. Success is now also measured by personal satisfaction and the legacy I leave behind.


20.- What final message would you give to women entrepreneurs who are reading this interview and looking for inspiration to keep going?

To the women entrepreneurs reading this interview, I would say: believe in yourself and your abilities. The path may be challenging, but every obstacle is an opportunity to learn and grow. Seek support from other women and don’t be afraid to innovate. Keep persisting, because success comes to those who dedicate themselves and don’t give up.




Interview with Olga Julio by Jaime William Mostacero Baca

Jaime William & Leading Ladies – Olga Julio

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