web 2.0 and social media | August 23, 2012

Internet Speaker Sue Gardner, of Wikipedia, is One of Forbes' Most Powerful Women

Sue Gardner, the Executive Director of the WikiMedia Foundation, has something to add to her Wikipedia page: she landed a coveted spot on Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women list. That, and she's the only Canadian who made the cut this time around.

Gardner, a brilliant Internet speaker, is a powerhouse in the web world, and is one of only two women running a top ten website. Since arriving at the crowd-sourced encyclopedia a few years ago, Gardner has dramatically raised Wikipedia’s offices, donors, and funding. Her ambition and out-of-the-box thinking has been a valuable commodity not just to Wikipedia, but also to the droves of people who come to hear her speak on cutting-edge media strategy. Gardner’s extensive knowledge on long-term sustainability and insightful proposals for increasing the reach, participation, and quality of online web content makes her a highly sought-after presenter—and more than worthy of being listed alongside some of the web's most prominent dynamos