Gina Bianchini

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Gina Bianchini
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Born1972 (age 48–49)
Alma materStanford University (Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1994)
Stanford Graduate School of Business (MBA, 2000)
OccupationCEO & Founder, Mighty Networks
Years active2011-Present
Known forFounder & CEO of Mighty Networks; Founder of Ning
Spouse(s)John Alstrom[1]

Gina Bianchini (born 1972) is an American entrepreneur and investor. She is the Founder & CEO of Mighty Networks.[2]

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),[3] 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 has been featured on the cover of Fortune and Fast Company and in Wired,[4] Vanity Fair,[5] Bloomberg,[6] 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.[7]


  1. ^ Patrick May (July 16, 2010). "Mercury News interview: Gina Bianchini, entrepreneur, founder of Ning". Mercury News. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  2. ^ Gina Bianchini Is Taking On Facebook Once Again With Mighty Networks
  3. ^ "TEGNA Board Elects Gina Bianchini as New Director". 2018-01-16. Retrieved 2019-12-07.
  4. ^ "Overhauling Groups Won't Help Facebook Build Communities". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2019-12-07.
  5. ^ "Gina Bianchini Discusses Deeper Networking". Vanity Fair Videos. Retrieved 2019-12-07.
  6. ^ "Mighty Networks Founder on Harassment in VC". Bloomberg News.
  7. ^ Jodi Kantor. "For Stanford Class of '94, a Gender Gap more Powerful than the Internet". New York Times. Retrieved 2014-12-23.

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