Deputy General Manager, Wattpad Studios, Publishing
As Deputy General Manager, Wattpad Studios, Publishing, Ashleigh Gardner works with Wattpad writers and publishers around the world to turn Wattpad stories into books. Leveraging the data and insights from more the more than 500 million story uploads on Wattpad, Ashleigh creates meaningful promotional and editorial partnerships with the publishing industry, helping publishers everywhere find exciting new voices and transform their business with data-driven decision-making. Ashleigh has spent her entire career at the forefront of technology and publishing. Before joining Wattpad, she was director of content management at Kobo, where she focused on expanding Kobo’s existing catalogue, while developing new ebook stores in international markets. Prior to Kobo, she was manager of digital development at Dundurn Press. Ashleigh graduated from York University with a Philosophy and Law degree.