Lou Johnson


Lou Johnson believes in the power of sharing stories to build empathy, understanding and connection. Growing up surrounded by books and storytelling, alongside her drive to make a difference led her to a highly successful career in book publishing.
For three decades leading teams across companies including Simon & Schuster, Murdoch Books and Mango Publishing Group, Lou has worked with authors and brands to shape their stories, and led companies to connect people with them.
As a publisher, leader, writer and speaker she is particularly interested in breaking down taboos, inclusion and empowerment.
Lou was originally the publisher of Vanessa’s book, The Five Conversations About Money and became so inspired by Vanessa’s mission of financial empowerment through storytelling that she joined evolution media group as Managing Director & Publisher.
Outside work she loves spending time with her husband, daughters, who she learns something from every day, her rescue greyhound and friends. Immersing herself in nature, a good book, and anything else that expands her mind or piques her curiosity, feeds her soul.

3 Stories to Empower

Have you heard that new research suggests that 30 per cent of girls show signs of disordered...

March 14, 2023
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Financial Wellbeing Programs

Just as we thought we were emerging from Covid we were hit by skyrocketing cost of living, rising interest rates, reduced property prices and a world that feels challenging and unpredictable.

February 2, 2023
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Books that might just change your life these holidays

I was Vanessa’s publisher for The Five Conversations About Money That WIll Radically Change Your Life and her mission of financial empowerment inspired me so much that we are now working together.

December 13, 2022