2015: A Look Ahead with LinkedIn’s Technical Women Leaders

December 22, 2014

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LinkedIn's mission is to connect the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful, so it's no surprise that, as employees, we are always thinking about what's next in our career.

As 2014 comes to a close, I stopped to reflect on the year and to think about what career goals are most important for me in the year ahead. I realized they really boil down to two key priorities: build amazing new experiences for our members to help them reach their professional goals and give back to the women at LinkedIn and the community to empower more women to get into the tech industry and stay here.

I gathered some of the other technical women leaders at LinkedIn to pose the same question. In addition to their specific career development goals, the cultural initiatives that rose to the top of their priority list were mentorship and community. Whether it’s committing time to volunteer with organizations like Girl Scouts or TechWomen or contributing to internal and Bay area wide women in tech networks, these women are dedicated to empowering others who are or aspire to be in technical fields.

Here’s a snapshot of some of the goals that LinkedIn’s technical women leaders are setting for 2015:

“Not only am I blessed to work with some of the most powerful women in tech, I’m very excited to be a part of a team leading recruiting efforts and strategy for women in technology. In 2015, I hope to build relationships with young, talented female designers from around the world, and connect them to their dream opportunities.” - Christina Quarrato, Associate User Experience Designer

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