The Region’s Only Magazine Just for Women
We’re happy you’ve discovered Tidewater Women Magazine, a free monthly magazine for, by, and about local women! Published since 1999, Tidewater Women features informative articles to help women be the best they can be. Our articles cover health, business, career, education, travel, and much more.
The Perfect Place To Advertise
Especially If Women Are Among Your Clientele
Tidewater Women’s print edition is distributed to 800+ locations on the Southside and Peninsula. You’ll find us in places women frequent: doctors’ offices, fitness centers, retail locations, restaurants, etc. With our targeted demographic, Tidewater Women is the perfect place to advertise ANY businesses that counts women among their clientele.
Our advertising rates are very affordable, and since each issue of Tidewater Women has a shelf life of a month or more, advertisers get good value for their marketing dollars.
Tidewater Women’s digital content is updated frequently and reflects much of the content of our print issues. Our website also offers a variety of options for advertisers to reach women online. Please check our rate card for more information about advertising.
The People Behind Tidewater Women
Meet Peggy & Peter Sijswerda, Locals Like You!
Tidewater Women is published by Windmill Promotions, Inc., owned by Peggy and Peter Sijswerda. Peggy has been in the publishing business since 1990, when she and Peter began publishing Tidewater Parent. In 1997, they sold Tidewater Parent to the parent company of The Virginian-Pilot. It didn’t take long for Peggy to realize she missed publishing, however, so in 1999 she began publishing Tidewater Women. It’s been a labor of love ever since.
“Area women love having a magazine that’s just for them,” said Peggy. “We love helping women of all ages discover new ways to live life to the fullest.”
In 2013, Peggy and Peter began publishing a sister magazine, Tidewater Family, which offers advertising and resources for parents of kids from birth through high school.
TW: A Popular & Respected Resource
Ideal for Marketing Hampton Roads Businesses
Tidewater Women regularly publishes resource guides, which contain useful information about area businesses that cater to women. A special advertising section that has proven quite popular among both readers and advertisers is the Women in Business section published twice a year in January and July. In an advertorial format, women can tell the story behind their business in a professionally written 250-word article accompanied by a photograph and contact information.
A similar option is our Getting To Know You advertorial available any time of the year! We also offer our special Women in Health advertorials four times a year: March, June, October, and December.
Share Your Ideas
Here's How To Get in Touch
If you’d like to submit articles or article ideas, please email them to the editor, Peggy Sijswerda, at peggy (at) tidewaterwomen.com. Thank you for visiting our website. We welcome your comments and suggestions about Tidewater Women.
Subscriptions are available for Tidewater Women at $20 per year (12 issues). Just mail your check (made out to Tidewater Women) to: TW, 3065 Mansfield Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23457 and indicate which month you’d like your subscription to begin.
Remember we’re your link to local women.