Women in Tech Articles

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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, the vision behind the program is to inspire the next generation of women to study computer science and related fields. We aim to accomplish that goal by embedding high school students with software engineering teams at LinkedIn for...

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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 one of the most powerful experiences of my career—and one of the most fulfilling. I’m looking forward to experiencing the celebration again this year with an amazing group of engineers from LinkedIn. It’s also a moment to reflect...

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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,...

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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...

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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...