Diversity Articles

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    Welcome to the Inaugural LinkedIn-Cornell grant recipients

    June 28, 2022

    At LinkedIn, we're always looking for ways to improve our platform for members and customers and believe collaborating with academia can advance these efforts. That is why we are excited to announce the first group of grant recipients from our partnership with the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science (Cornell Bowers CIS). These...

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    Supporting innovation in AI research: Partnering with the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science (Bowers CIS)

    March 23, 2022

    One of my favorite proverbs is 'if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together'. This couldn't be more true, especially in the field of engineering where when we bring together our collective minds and research, we can achieve greater technological advancements to help people and organizations around the globe reach their goals. That’s why...

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    REACH Pilot Results in 80% Conversion: Making Strides in Cultivating Talent from Non-traditional Backgrounds

    October 26, 2017

    Our REACH program is designed to give highly determined individuals with strong technical skills the opportunity to gain on-the-job experience they need to become full-time software engineers. It also helps us hire more talent to join our engineering team. I’m thrilled to report, now that our first REACH cohort has finished, the program is a success on both...

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    Preparing to Celebrate Women in Tech at GHC ’17

    September 26, 2017

    I’ve been in the technology industry for 17 years and consider my attendance at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing as...

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    An Update on the REACH Program

    August 24, 2017

    Co-authors: Shalini Agarwal, Joel Young, Ali Mohamed, and Yi Shen Earlier this year, we kicked off our inaugural REACH program, which...

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    REACH Opens the Door to New Tech Talent

    April 25, 2017

    For many years, we in the tech industry have faced persistent challenges to meet our demand for software engineering talent. One hard...