Articles by Lindsay Lewin
A year ago, LinkedIn announced the first ever Transformation Grant program, which gave LinkedIn employees the opportunity to receive a grant to go towards something transformational for themselves or their community. Looking back, I remember thinking it was a terrific idea, but I couldn’t think of anything applicable in my life.
Two weeks later, I was introduced to Philip Holsinger through a colleague in my office. Philip, a professional photojournalist, was in Chicago to photograph folks in the office to see if he could capture the same human spirit in cubicles as he had in his work in the field. As the resident amateur photographer in Chicago, I was brought into the conversation. Over coffee, Philip told me about his nonprofit Caractere, Inc and a program they run called the Haiti Workshop for Foreign Field Service in Photojournalism, which takes a select group of amateur photojournalists into the field. As he told me more, my mind and heart began racing. I immediately knew this meeting was serendipitous; I had something transformational on the horizon. I had to go to Haiti.
This belongs to our blog series on our colleagues’ stories. We hear from Lindsay Lewin, who started at LinkedIn recently, as she recounts lessons learned from her first sales training event. – Ed.
I’ve always hoped to work for a company that I believe in — and that in turn believes in me and my future. LinkedIn is that company: a place that has significantly impacted my career’s upward trajectory, and one that truly encourages a team learning environment.