Women in Tech Articles

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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 brings in software engineers from non-traditional tech backgrounds to apprentice at LinkedIn for six months. Our goal is to provide an entryway into a full-fledged engineering job for talented people that might otherwise be...

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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 to ignore aspect of this problem is that some people have a clear path into tech jobs, while others do not. A degree in computer science or prior technical job experience without employment gaps is often a prerequisite for...

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    Data Science: Data Culture and Career Tips at WiDS2017

    February 9, 2017

    On Friday, Feb. 2, it was my honor to speak at Stanford University’s Stanford Women in Data Science Conference 2017 to a live audience of 400 women in data science and a live-stream audience that spanned 25 countries on 6 continents hosting 75 WiDS events. What a movement! The event featured data science leaders from academia, industry, non-profits, and...

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    Workplace Bias and User Research at Grace Hopper...

    December 7, 2016

    Coauthors: Elysa Stein, Julie Norvaisas “Oh, I can tell you stories! Age and gender bias. Sexual harassment is still so common. We’ve...

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    An Evening with LinkedIn Women in Engineering

    November 21, 2016

    LinkedIn held a meetup to meet and mingle with local women in engineering on Wednesday, Nov. 2 in the Empire State Building. It was a...

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    LinkedIn Women in Tech at GHC 2016

    November 7, 2016

    A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to join my peers from LinkedIn’s Women in Tech team at this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration of...