Alicia Abella, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Innovative Services Research, AT&T Labs
Management Consultant, Brookhaven Science Associates
Diane Pozefsky, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina
Sophie V. Vandebroek, Ph.D.
CTO and President, Xerox Innovation Group, Xerox Corporation
Co-Founder and Executive Chair, lynda.com
Lynda WeinmanCo-Founder and Executive Chair, lynda.com
Inducted in: 2011
Lynda Weinman is co-founder and executive chair of lynda.com, one of the pioneering companies in online education. Through a comprehensive library of high quality, instructional videos taught by recognized industry experts, lynda.com teaches technology and design skills to over one million individual, corporate, academic and government subscribers. Lynda is a self-taught computer expert, author, educator, and entrepreneur. A Web graphics and design veteran and author of dozens of best-selling books, Lynda wrote the very first industry book on Web design, Designing Web Graphics, in 1995. Before launching lynda.com, she was a faculty member at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, and worked as an animator and motion graphics director in the film special effects industry. Lynda has also been a consultant for Adobe, Macromedia, and Microsoft, and has conducted workshops at those organizations in addition to Disney. She, along with her husband and co-founder Bruce Heavin, evolved lynda.com from its original conception as a free web resource for her students, to the site for her books on Web design, to the registration hub for physical classrooms and conferences, to a highly successful online training library. Considered one of the top leaders in the field of online education and paid subscription services, Lynda Weinman is a long-time champion of standing strong and visible as a successful woman to show others that creating your own path is not only possible, but achievable.