Meet Rashmi Sinha - Founder - Slide Share - One of the most influential women in Web2.0

What she's done: The CEO and co-founder of SlideShare, Sinha was the first to create a site that allowed slides to be taken beyond limited office or educational use and shared online.

"As with video, where early entrepreneurs recognized that asynchronous sharing on the web could work, we realized with presentations that it was time to move beyond in-person presentations and that you could share slides on the web. Others could comment, favorite, download and build on this," she explains.

What to learn from her: If you're tech-oriented, and particularly if you're female, Web 2.0 is the best place to start out.

"There are more entry points in the Web 2.0 world than in more hardcore tech companies like Intel. Web 2.0 is also the right mix of the social and the technical so that women can prosper. They are contributing in a more visible manner than in other tech fields.

SlideShare is REALLY USEFUL. You can use it to:

  • view & download presentations on virtually any topic under the sun
  • upload your own presentations (ppt, pdf, odp, pps formats) and share with a global audience
  • embed presentations into blogs, websites, wikis etc
  • create an audio presentation using free slidecasting tool
  • use event functionality to send conference invites, archive slide decks, publicise your event etc
  • use the privacy feature to share presentations privately with business clients, colleagues, family members
  • participate or vote in the annual 'World's Best Presentations Contest'
Millions of people use SlideShare every day to make personal/professional contacts, generate business leads, archive conference slides, distribute academic lessons/assigments, share personal photos, conduct remote online meeting (using Skype, GTalk, Yahoo Messenger) etc.

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