Mighty Networks Founder and CEO Gina Bianchini

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Synopsis:

Gina Bianchini envisions a world with many different types of social networks, rather than a few monoliths. In this episode, Gina talked about the role of data security in social networks, and how everyone can create their own “network effects.”

About Gina:

Gina Bianchini is the Founder & CEO of Mighty Networks and an expert on network effects. Mighty Networks is a rapidly growing SaaS platform for growing and monetizing your own network effects brands and businesses — replacing a blog or website with something much more powerful.

Before Mighty Networks, Gina and Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen launched Ning, a pioneering global platform for creating niche social networks. Under her leadership, Ning grew to ~100 million people in 300,000 active social networks across subcultures, professional networks, entertainment, politics, and education.
In addition to Mighty Networks, Gina served as a board director of Scripps Networks (NASDAQ: SNI), an $12 billion dollar public company which owns HGTV, The Food Network, and The Travel Channel that just merged with Discovery Communications; and TEGNA (NYSE: TGNA), a $3 billion dollar broadcast and digital media company. She also co-founded LeanIn.Org with Sheryl Sandberg, an organization dedicated to women leaning into their ambitions, where she launched Lean In Circles worldwide.
Gina and Mighty Networks have been featured in Fast Company, Wired, Vanity Fair, Bloomberg, and The New York Times. She has appeared on Charlie Rose, CNBC, and CNN. She grew up in Cupertino, California, graduated with honors from Stanford University, started her career in the nascent High Technology Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co., and received her M.B.A from Stanford Business School.

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