With Sue Gardner at the Helm, Wikipedia Keeps Growing and Growing
Gardner's tenure has brought an unmatched ambition to the world's most important online encyclopedia. In just a few years, she has expanded staff, introduced policies to raise content quality, led fundraising campaigns, and opened international offices. Currently, this digital age maven is planning to increase readership to the one billion mark—focusing her tireless effort on getting more women involved in becoming contributors.
Gardner was formerly head of CBC.CA, the internet platform for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Under her leadership, CBC.CA experienced an historic audience surge and launched many new major multimedia technologies, including podcasting, breaking news alerts, live event blogging, and many forms of user interaction. Her captivating speeches outline how Wikipedia survived the internet’s fickle ups and downs to emerge as a top-ten website offering “the sum of the world’s knowledge.”