SOE Award Recipient
2011 • Media & Communications
"The most difficult part about starting and growing our business was learning how to let go of certain aspects of our work in order to scale, and to hire the right people that complimented our company and supported our mission."
With her husband, Bruce Heavin, Lynda created her namesake online educational platform that allowed an Internet user to learn about almost any program. From Photoshop to Excel, lynda.com made it easy for individuals and students to learn the ins and outs of graphics and business programs from expert teachers in the field. Many colleges and universities around the country purchased site licenses to the platform to allow their students easy access, as do many businesses and corporations. Lynda is also the author of the first book about computer graphics.