Posts by Brooke Lopez

  • Brooke Lopez

    in-day: noun A day each month when LinkedIn employees take a break from their daily tasks and inspire each other, learn something new and give back to the community. inDay at LinkedIn began in July of 2010 and was the focus of Team Inspire (Meg Garlinghouse, MaryAnne Viegelmann, and myself) in 2011. Each month inDay has a theme which gives employees a suggested team direction and vision on how we could spend our day. Themes in 2011 included Innovation, Play, Culture, Community…

  • Brooke Lopez

    This month, to celebrate the first birthday of inDay, we returned to a theme that began at the very first one —  volunteering — and watched more than 200 employees give back to their local communities worldwide through volunteer efforts. For those of you new to inDay, it’s a Friday each month when LinkedIn employees have a “no meeting day” and the opportunity to work on something which may not be on their daily task list. Each inDay has a theme to get the…

  • Brooke Lopez

    Once a month at LinkedIn, we set aside a Friday for employees to think creatively, work on inspirational and innovative projects and focus on investing in themselves and their community. It’s a day to spend time outside their daily task list. In the past, this has meant a series of inspirational inDay Speakers, a ping pong tournament and raffle to benefit charity, financial education classes, LinkedIn Olympics and hosting eighth graders from an underperforming school to show them…

  • Brooke Lopez

    As we celebrated LinkedIn’s eighth birthday on Cinco de Mayo this past week, I think back to LinkedIn’s birthday celebrations over the years. I had just…

  • Brooke Lopez

    Many of our readers have stumbled upon the livestream of LinkedIn Speaker Series – featuring interviews with transformative individuals from different realms…

  • Brooke Lopez

    Saturday night, December 12th, LinkedIn celebrated 2009 in style at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. As our CEO, Jeff Weiner, said at the party, our…