Most Recent Speaker Series with Telle Whitney and Erica Lockheimer

“Diversity drives innovation – when we limit who can contribute, we in turn limit what problems we can solve.” – Telle Whitney

Join us as LinkedIn VP of Engineering Erica Lockheimer sits down with Telle Whitney, former CEO of the Anita Borg Institute and co-founder of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, to discuss the successes and challenges women in technology face and how to create cultures where women thrive.

Whitney has been a force in the industry, truly changing the trajectory for Women in Technology. When the Grace Hopper Conference started in 1994, there were 500 attendees. Today, it sells out within minutes and has over 20,000 attendees!   

Come ready to be inspired by Whitney’s key leadership lessons learned throughout her career, her thoughts on the importance of diversity and career advice that will benefit everyone.

Fostering Productivity and Success

The LinkedIn Speaker Series is one of our favorite ways to support our mission of making professionals more productive and successful. We do this by exposing our employees and members to inspiring ideas and innovative thinkers from around the globe. The program also reinforces one of our core company values – that relationships matter.

Relationships Matter

Through our employees’ relationships, we’ve been fortunate and proud to host some of the world’s most interesting and ground-breaking speakers. Our guests join us as a way to support our mission and to influence LinkedIn members worldwide.

Local Impact

So far, we’re thrilled at our reach. The LinkedIn Speaker Series is open to our 10,000 LinkedIn employees in 30 offices around the world. Most of our events are hosted at our headquarters in Mountain View, CA where approximately 300 employees attend in person. We also stream the event in real-time to employees who can’t be in the room, and record it to play back later. We’ve also hosted speaking events in our offices around the world, including New York, Singapore, Dublin and Sydney.

We've hosted speakers from diverse backgrounds

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    How else does the speaker series help professionals be productive and successful? We also invite our 400 million members to participate in the speaking event via a live stream. Recordings are available on our SlideShare and YouTube channels. Looking for more? Check out the podcast recordings and blog.

What employees are saying about the LinkedIn Speaker Series

  • "Thanks to the LinkedIn Speaker Series we hear directly from successful and inspiring people who we admire. Their stories reinforce the importance of hard work, dedication and always challenging yourself to learn and improve."
    Keith Dsouza's Picture Keith Dsouza Senior Software Engineer, New York
  • "The speaker series always leaves me feeling more energized, inspired and thoughtful. I’m grateful that we host such incredible speakers and that I can take advantage of the recordings."
     Julijana Gugucevski's Picture  Julijana Gugucevski Regional Sales Analyst, Sydney, Australia
  • "The LinkedIn Speaker Series helps me understand conversations, causes, and ideologies beyond my own world, and most importantly, opens my mind to possibilities."
    Deepa Jacob Deepa Jacob Senior Technical Writer, Mountain View, CA
  • "The LinkedIn Speaker Series offers unique speaker events with leading figures in technology, business, and culture. Each event provides inspiring and thought provoking perspectives about ideas and values, and how we think about the world we live in."
    James Woodwell James Woodwell Senior Manager, Sunnyvale, CA

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