This week, LinkedIn is celebrating our 10th anniversary. While much has changed for us over the last decade, one thing has remained consistent — our unwavering focus on how we can help our members be truly successful in their careers. From the earliest days in his living room, Reid and his co-founders knew that by always first asking “what do professionals need, and how can we deliver it to them?”, we could create something that would impact their lives in a truly transformative way.

At LinkedIn, we continue to be guided by this “Members First” philosophy. Every day for the last ten years, we have tried to stay true to this philosophy and to our mission of connecting the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. Everything we build is dedicated to helping our members show the world who they are; make the most of who they know; and build upon what they know.

We are proud to have contributed to the transformation of the lives of more than 225 million professionals. And we are both inspired and humbled by the aspirations our members have for the future. Given the stories they share with us everyday, we could tell you about them ourselves, but thought it would be better for you to hear it directly from them, in their own voices:

I’d like to encourage you to take a moment and share your story about what you’re inspired to do, or who has inspired you in your career. Together, we’ve done some amazing things in the last ten years. Imagine what we can do in the next ten.