Susan Mernit Blogger, consultant, start-up queen

Susan Mernit is co-founder of People's Software Company, a TechStars 2008 incubator company, and the Program Evangelist/Consultant for the 2008-09 Knight News Challenge, awarding $5MM to support innovative local projects that expand online news and community discourse.

Passionate about women's issues and women entrepreneurs, she recently led a guerilla action to mentor women applying to ycombinator, an early stage tech incubator. She is a BlogHer contributing editor on Sex & Relationships, a former exec at Yahoo, AOL, Netscape and Advance Internet, and a dedicated blogger and long time media/social media consultant.