“The most effective people have the ability to move back and forth between authoritative and approachable.”Gina Bianchini
Gina Bianchini, Founder & CEO of Mighty Networks, shared the story behind her title with us on Saturday, March 13th and Sunday, March 14th, 2021.
Gina ia an entrepreneur and investor. She is the Founder & CEO of Mighty Networks. Her mission at Mighty Networks is to usher in a new era of creative business built on community. Mighty Networks serves “creators with a purpose” selling experiences, relationships, and expertise to their members via community, content, online courses, and subscription commerce–all offered in one place under the creator’s brand.
Before Mighty Networks, she was CEO of Ning, which she co-founded with Marc Andreessen. 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 serves as a board director of TEGNA (NYSE: TGNA), a $3 billion broadcast and digital media company, and served as a board director of Scripps Networks (NASDAQ: SNI), a $12 billion public company which owns HGTV, The Food Network, and The Travel Channel that merged with Discovery Communications in 2018.
Gina’s mission at Mighty Networks is to usher in a new era of creative business built on community-serving “creators and brands with a purpose.” She envisions a platform where a brand can house all of its offerings in one place without its members ever leaving because this is where they want to engage. What seemed to give Gina the confidence to launch something in a highly competitive market is that she “always looked at herself as a leader.”