Sue Gardner

Board Member

Sue Gardner's work is motivated by the desire to ensure that everybody in the world has access to the information they need to make good decisions. Sue spent the first decade of her career as a journalist at the CBC, where she worked at As It Happens, Sunday Morning, and other much-loved CBC programs. Afterwards she ran the CBC's English-language website CBC.CA. In 2007, Sue became executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, the San Francisco-based non-profit that operates Wikipedia, the world's largest and most popular information resource. Today she serves as an advisor, consultant, and board member for a wide variety of organizations, mostly in the realms of journalism, education, technology, and human rights. Sue has an honorary doctorate of laws from Ryerson University, was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, has been ranked by Forbes magazine as the world's 70th most powerful woman, was the inaugural recipient of the Knight Foundation's Innovation Award, was named Cultural Humanist of the Year by the Harvard Humanist Association, and is a proud recipient of the Nyan Cat Medal of Internet Awesomeness for Defending Internet Freedom.