Dame Wendy Pye
Wendy Pye Publishing
Dame Wendy Pye is the CEO and owner of Wendy Pye Publishing Limited. The company is a long-established educational publisher with a focus on early literacy and reading in English and other languages. The leading brand is Sunshine Books which has sold more than 300 million copies. The publishing list of over 2,000 fiction and non-fiction titles is supported with a range of digital resources – audio, e-books and thousands of skill activities.
The focus of Wendy Pye Publishing Ltd is to add to the highly successful digital platforms developed and marketed worldwide, with a pre-loaded tablet that features a complete reading program. Super Reader already sells to parents in East Asia and features 392 books, and over 2,000 skills including games, promising a change for many millions of children who do not attend school, through supporting learning in the home.
Dame Wendy’s reputation for helping to develop literacy skills for young children has earned her awards including the first living women to be inducted into the Business Hall of Fame and she was awarded Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business and education. Dame Wendy has been listed by Forbes magazine Asia as one of the powerful women in business in the Asian region.