AWW editor to deliver Olle lecture. Australian Women's Weekly editor-in-chief Helen McCabe will deliver the ABC's prestigious Andrew Olle lecture in November this year.

Before she started editing the AWW, McCabe spent 12 years at News Corp, where she worked at The Daily Telegraph and The Australian, and spent a period as a foreign correspondent in London. She'd never worked in magazines when she took over the AWW in 2009, but since then has been hailed by competitors as bringing a keen interest in current affairs and news to the 82-year-old title (Crikey's Power Index crowned her the ninth most powerful person in media in 2012).