Female Internet Hero: Audio Interview with Rashmi Sinha of Slide Share

As part of their Female Internet Heroes series, and in conjunction with NCWIT (the National Center for Women & Information Technology), The NextWomen will be publishing audio interviews highlighting a diverse group of women innovators from small companies, larger corporations, and non-profits, whose ideas and products are changing the way we think, work, play, and communicate. Listen as these women discuss how they first became involved with tech, why they chose to be entrepreneurs and what advice they would give to young people interested in IT or entrepreneurship.

Rashmi Sinha, CEO and Co-founder of Slide Share

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Rashmi Sinha SlideShare is the world's largest community, allowing everyone from teacher to marketeer to connect and share presentations.  The site has enjoyed such rapid growth that it now boasts 11 million unique visitors a month Rashmi Sinha is a designer, researcher and entrepreneur, having earned a PhD in Cognitive NeuroPsychology from Brown University in 1998. After moving to UC Berkeley for a PostDoc, she did research on search interfaces & recommender systems.  She fell in love with the web, and realised that many issues felt by web technologists were about problems of human psychology. Deciding that she enjoyed practical problems more, she co-founded Uzanto, a user experience consulting company and worked on projects for companies like eBay, Blue Shield and AAA. Her first foray into products was with MindCanvas (a game-like software for customer research) released in November 2005. Rashmi writes about social software, entrepreneurship, and running a start-up on her webiste.  She is a frequent speaker at conferences such as Webvisions and Future of Web Apps. She is involved in the HCI community, was one of the founding members of the Information Architecture Society and co-chairs the monthly BayCHI talk series.

NCWIT is the National Center for Women & Information Technology. They are a coalition of more than 170 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase women's participation in information technology (IT). NCWIT was established in 2004 with startup funding from the National Science Foundation, Avaya, Microsoft, Pfizer, Bank of America, Intel, HP, the Kauffman Foundation, and Qualcomm.

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