Sue Gardner

Sue Gardner

Sue Gardner has been called the Mother Teresa of the Internet, “librarian to the world,” and “the ultimate media game-changer.” She’s an Internet do-gooder.

She spent the first decade of her career as a journalist, mostly in radio and TV. In 2000, she moved to the internet, and in 2003 became head of CBC.CA. In 2007, she became head of the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that operates Wikipedia.

Sue has an honourary doctorate of laws from Ryerson University and was ranked by Forbes as the world’s 70th most powerful woman. She represented the Wikimedia Foundation as a Technology Pioneer at the 2008 World Economic Forum at Davos. She serves as an advisor or board member for a variety of non-profit, grantmaking and policy organizations, mostly related to technology, media and digital rights.

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