Women in Tech Articles

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    Open Sourcing Our WomenConnect Event Framework

    November 21, 2017

    Co-authors: Ya Xu, Liz Morgan, and Thogori Karago Relationships matter, but to build them, you need to first make the right connections. Just over two and a half years ago, we started our WomenConnect events to provide an intimate space for women who work in technology to come together to build meaningful relationships and share best practices. Since then, we’ve...

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    Our Partnership with TechWomen Grows

    October 27, 2017

    For the past five years, LinkedIn has participated in TechWomen, a mentorship and exchange program that brings emerging female leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East together with their professional counterparts in the United States. TechWomen is an initiative from the U.S....

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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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    Open Sourcing Our Women in Tech High School Trainee Program

    September 28, 2017

    Last month, we completed the third edition of our LinkedIn Women in Tech High School Trainee Program. For those who are unfamiliar,...

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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,...