The LinkedIn Speaker Series is one of our favorite ways to support our mission of making professionals more productive and successful. We do this by exposing our employees and members to inspiring ideas and innovative thinkers from around the globe. The program also reinforces one of our core company values – that relationships matter.
Through our employees’ relationships, we’ve been fortunate and proud to host some of the world’s most interesting and ground-breaking speakers. Most of our guests speak for free as a way to support our mission, and to influence LinkedIn members worldwide.
LinkedIn Speaker Series with Seth Godin
On Learning InDay, we have an epic opportunity to hear from Seth Godin, blogger, author, entrepreneur, author, and founder of The Carbon Almanac, a global movement to educate and lead urgent action on the climate crisis.
This group, a collaboration between hundreds of writers, researchers, thinkers, and illustrators has published a powerful tool by the same name that focuses on what we know, what has come before, and what might happen next with our global climate. It’s a remarkably readable and impactful exploration of climate science to help ensure we all know the facts about this complex subject.
In our live session, we’ll discuss the biggest lessons from The Carbon Almanac and why it isn’t too late for us to make a positive impact on climate change—if we act now. And we’ll gain insight from Seth on leadership and group dynamics to improve the way we work on a daily basis.
LinkedIn Speaker Series with Susan Cain
Join us as LinkedIn's Vice President of Global Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, Rosanna Durruthy sits down with Susan Cain to discuss her new book, Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole, the power of a bittersweet, melancholic outlook on life, and why our culture has been so blind to its value.
Her previous bestseller, Quiet, urged our society to cultivate space for the undervalued, indispensable introverts among us, revealing an untapped power hidden in plain sight. Now, she uses the same mix of research, storytelling, and memoir to explore why we experience sorrow and longing, and the surprising lessons these states of mind teach us about creativity, compassion, leadership, spirituality, mortality and love.
LinkedIn Speaker Series with Greg McKeown
-- Do you feel like you’re running faster but not moving closer to your goals?
-- Or that you want to make a greater contribution, but lack the energy?
-- Are you feeling like everything is so much harder than it used to be?
-- Maybe you even feel like you are teetering right on the edge of burnout?
If any of this resonates with you, you won’t want to miss our Speaker Series event featuring Greg McKeown, author of two New York Times bestsellers, Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most, and Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. Our own Dr. Chrissy Roth-Francis hosted a conversation and delved into Greg’s actionable advice for making the most essential activities the easiest ones—so you can achieve the results you want, without burning out.
The effortless way isn't the lazy way. It's the smart way. It may even be the only way.
LinkedIn Speaker Series with Diane von Furstenberg and Gabby Hirata
"The secret of life,” Diane Von Furstenberg says, is to “own our imperfections. Own our vulnerability; it becomes our strength. Whatever the challenge is, own it. Owning it is the first step to everything.”
Up next in our Speaker Series, LinkedIn's Catherine Fisher sits down with iconic luxury fashion founder and dedicated advocate for empowering women, Diane von Furstenberg. Together with Gabby Hirata, the current president of Diane’s namesake company, DVF, they share lessons from life, leadership, and their experiences with mentorship and supporting emerging women leaders.
Discover the basis of Diane’s empowering philosophy in her new book, Own It: The Secret to Life, an A-to-Z dictionary of life-enhancing ideas. It’s a manifesto that will guide you to turn problems into assets and enjoy personal growth at any age.
LinkedIn Speaker Series with Reid Hoffman and Leah Smart
Are you ready to hear the secrets behind the most extraordinary industry success stories of our times? In our next Speaker Series on September 9, you’ll have that chance. Please join us for a discussion between LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner, Reid Hoffman, and our very own Leah Smart.
In Reid’s critically acclaimed podcast, Masters of Scale, he sits down with visionary founders and leaders from iconic companies such as Apple, Nike, Netflix, Spotify, Starbucks, Google, Instagram, and Microsoft, as well as bold, disruptive startups, such as 23andMe, TaskRabbit, Black List, and Walker & Co.—and digs into the surprising strategies that have powered these companies' growth. Our host Leah is behind the also-wildly-successful podcast In The Arena, so this event will be one amazing podcaster interviewing another. You won’t want to miss it.
LinkedIn Speaker Series with Carole Robin
As we at LinkedIn know very well, relationships matter! They’re crucial to being effective at work and to living a full life. So for our next Speaker Series event, we’re thrilled to be hosting Carole Robin to discuss her new book, Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends and Colleagues, that she co-authored with David Bradford.
Carole and David co-taught interpersonal skills to Stanford MBA candidates for over 37 years in the legendary course, “Interpersonal Dynamics”—affectionately known to generations of students as “Touchy-Feely.” On May 13, it’s reunion time, when Tomer Cohen, our Chief Product Officer, and Stanford MBA who has actually taken the course, will talk with Carole about how to take our relationships from shallow to exceptional by cultivating authenticity, vulnerability, and honesty, while being willing to ask for and offer help, share a commitment to growth, and deal productively with conflict.
Amazing Series! Excited to start advertising on LinkedIn
What a great series. I found it as I am reading through Reid Hoffman’s book Blitzscaling. I’m looking forward to start using LinkedIn for paid advertising as well as growing organically!
Amazing people, amazing content
I love it. I’ve made it a part of my morning commute. Amazing people talking about world’s biggest problems or how to improve yourself. Listening to such great people is very inspiring and an eye opening experience. It makes you more aware of the current world problems and how they are trying to solve it. My goal is to listen to every single one of these and learn as much as possible. I’ve made many changes in my lifestyle from the knowledge I gained from the series.
Thank you LinkedIn for putting together such a great program and making it available for us.
CAUTION: It is addictive and might make you a better person.
Thanks for making these public. Although the production value could be improved the quality of the speakers and topics is fabulous.