Ashleigh Gardner

Head of Writer and Publisher Partnerships, Wattpad

As Head of Writer and Publisher Partnerships, Ashleigh leads Wattpad’s efforts to connect publishers with writers who’ve mastered the art of online engagement. She also helps publishers promote works and established writers to the app’s community of millions. At Wattpad, Ashleigh played an integral role in the launch of Wattpad Stars, a program that connects  Wattpad influencers with brands, entertainment companies, and unique opportunities. Before joining Wattpad, Ashleigh 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.