Movember in LinkedIn

November 29, 2011

Another month, another post from our Life at LinkedIn series. This post by Martin from our Chicago office, pulls together Movember moments from our different offices. Movember aims to raise awareness around men's health, specifically cancers that affect men. 

It all started with a question to my manager.
“Scott, What is LinkedIn’s stance on mustaches?”
And his response,
“I would think LinkedIn feels quite positively about mustaches.”

I have heard rumblings in years past of guys growing mustaches for a month, getting together for beers to celebrate their sweet staches, and all the while raising funding and awareness for a cause. But I was too scared of my own facial hair to explore further.
Then with a perfect storm of a lost bet, fast growing interest of those around the office, and initiative from the New York, Chicago, Dublin & Mountain View offices, LinkedIn’s Movember movement was born. Within moments we had a ground swell of support that spread across the organization.