Member Stories Articles

  • Be Humble, Be Grateful, and Don’t Let Anyone Outwork You

    August 1, 2016

    Soon after my daughter was born, I pressed pause on finishing college so I could provide for her and her future. At that time, I had no idea what was next. I didn’t know if I was going to mess up or flat out not make it. What I did know was that whatever I chose to do, I would be humble, be grateful, and not let anyone outwork me. My whole life, I had planned to...

  • From Design to Wine, a Creative Entrepreneur’s Bold Move

    March 14, 2016

    Proportion, balance, nuance, and sublime taste: All of these are necessary components to both great graphic design and making the perfect bottle of wine. Both endeavors strive to create an experience, whether it’s by capturing a mood with the perfect color combination, or stimulating the senses with a hearty Cabernet. Despite these similarities, there isn’t much...

  • Pursuing a Career of Purpose: A Story of Hustle, Ambition, and Yoga

    March 7, 2016

    Tranquility. Well-being. Spreadsheets. For most people, one of these words is not like the others. But all three can be found in the companies that hire Rebecca Mayne as their yoga teacher. Rebecca is on a mission to nourish the minds and bodies of corporate America, one downward-facing dog at a time. But her career path wasn’t always clear to her. Rebecca first...

  • One Connection Launched a Young Woman's Career in Technology

    March 2, 2016

    In high school, Rutha Nuguse had only a hazy vision of her professional future. With no career role models to guide her, she had to...

  • What’s your moonshot? LinkedIn can help you get there.

    February 28, 2016

    When we started working with NASA to find their next astronaut, our data turned up something unexpected. Three million U.S. LinkedIn...

  • 20 Million Thank Yous

    January 19, 2016

    I was humbled when I heard the story of British entrepreneur Jess Ratty. After being refused a bank loan for her camper van rental...