Aug 24, 2012
By Michael Kramer
The Forbes list of the 100 most powerful women in the world came out this week.
And there’s a Canadian on it.
She’s 45 year-old Sue Gardner – a native of Port Hope who is now based in San Francisco.
Gardner is the executive director of the Wiki-media foundation and spends a lot of time thinking about new ways to expand one of the most-visited and well-known websites in the world..Wikipedia.
As for joining the likes of Hillary Clinton, Lady Gaga and Queen Elizabeth on the Forbes list, Gardner says she’s flattered – and her mother is very,very proud of her.
Gardner is a graduate of Ryerson University’s journalism program, who started out in print media in the pre-Internet age writing for “The Ryersonian” and “The Eyeopener,” two of the school’s student newspapers.