Angela Meyer

Director, Double Denim

For the last 25 years, Angela has worked in London, Tokyo, Melbourne, Bangkok, Wellington and Auckland across a number of senior marketing and communications roles.

She has a long and proven track record for being an industry and community champion for Equal Pay and Gender Equality.

As a business owner, community leader and social justice innovator, she has been forging cutting-edge practices in gender intelligence, body positivity and business development for over twenty years. Angela’s strength lies in her ability to cut through the limitations placed on us by the patriarchy, put her money where her mouth is and take action that provokes real social change.

Angela has led high-performing teams in the corporate, arts and government sectors and is the co-founder of the Ace Lady Network, Gender Justice Collective and Project Gender. From 2016 – 2020 she was the founder and the director of Double Denim, an internationally award-winning agency and is currently the Head of Marketing at Auckland Council. In 2021 she developed and led ‘Trade Careers’ – a pioneering project to get more women into the trades.

In the early 2000s the Wellington marketing and communications professional set up the comedy dance troupe Real Hot Bitches, the Man Bank dating site, and later wrote a memoir about the time she, her husband and toddler son set sail across the Pacific.

In 2012 with friend Anna Dean they established the Ace Lady Network which has developed into 7000 strong community of women. The online network promotes and advocates on gender equality, provides tangible resources for women to help them fight the status quoin their own workplaces.

They produce a bi-weekly newsletter with over 3000 subscribers, a Facebook page with 7000 followers and a podcast that is downloaded on average 3000 times a month.

In 2017, 2018 and 2022, Angela was a finalist in the Women of Influence Awards, recognizing leaders and change-makers within New Zealand, for her work supporting gender equity and identifying ways in which businesses can improve gender relations in the workplace and help unlock the power of the $28 trillion female economy.

She has served on the Action Station board and is currently on the One Percent Collective board and the IABC board.