Using Purpose to Empower Change: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Jennifer Dulski

“Be the change you want to see in this world. Anyone can spark the change they desire.” Chances are you’ve heard this before, but maybe you’ve taken it with a grain of salt. That’s an understandable reaction, knowing that there are 7.5 billion people in the world. But, have you ever turned that thinking upside down to see the world as being made up of 7.5 billion change-makers, instead? Our most recent #InSpeaker, Jennifer Dulski, Head of Groups at Facebook and former President of Change.org,...

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One Cosmopolitan Career: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Joanna Coles

It wasn’t long ago that the Queen of England read the inaugural edition of a very unique, limited edition magazine. In fact, the magazine was the only copy of its kind and was penned by a a determined, confident, and limitlessly creative eleven-year-old British girl and her friend who filled the pages with their sketches and ideas. The Queen enjoyed it so much that she wrote the ‘editors’ back, sharing her anticipation of receiving the follow-up edition. Seemingly destined for a successful...

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Lessons to Teach Tech: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Emily Chang

With a smartphone in your hand, you have more power at your fingertips than entire generations before you. Few industries have had as visible and global an impact on our everyday lives as compared to “tech.” However, as our most recent Speaker Series guest Emily Chang has come to find, there’s still much progress that needs to be made in order for the industry’s culture to be as progressive as its technology. Her book, BROTOPIA, focuses on the staggering gender inequality in the tech industry....

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Keys to Cultivating Everyday Joy: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Chade-Meng Tan

Would you believe me if I told you that historically, how fit you were was believed to be the result of your genetics? The thought was that you were born with a certain level of fitness that couldn’t be enhanced - even with exercise. Clearly there was a misconception. “Joy” is encountering a similar experience at this very moment. Some perceive joy and happiness to be things that we cannot develop intuitive muscle for over time. However, our most recent Speaker Series guest, Chade-Meng Tan...

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Inspiring Inclusion in Innovation: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Haben Girma

If you could help to positively change the lives of nearly 20% of the people that lived on earth, wouldn’t you? While this sounds like a tall order, it’s an attainable one —so long as we choose to value and prioritize inclusion. This is exactly the vision that Haben Girma, Harvard Law’s first deafblind graduate, shared with LinkedIn at our most recent Speaker Series. From finishing college to being featured on  Forbes 30 Under 30 list, Haben embodies the positive change she wants to see in this...

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Workplace Wisdom From Space: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Captain Jim Whetherbee

Before he became a U.S. Navy Aviator, landed airplanes on aircraft carriers, flew fighter jets, and especially before making five successful trips to space, Captain Jim Whetherbee actually hated adrenaline, danger and risk-taking. In fact, he still does. To this day, he’s clearly been able to suppress this fear while being successful, safe, and productive. This is largely due to a life chalk-full of experiences, several of which were spent facing risk and danger head-on, which helped foster his...

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From Positive States to Lasting Traits: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson

There’s no denying that mindfulness training has skyrocketed in popularity, whether it be by way of yoga, meditation, or one of the many other outlets of practice. In the past few decades, it has gone from a niche exercise, to a full-blown lifestyle that millions have devoted their time, effort, and in some cases, life to. Regular mindfulness practice, even when done for a few minutes, can improve our ability to concentrate, remember, be present, learn, recover from stress, and stay resilient,...

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The Era of Citizen Power: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Eric Liu

Shortly after taking the LinkedIn Speaker Series stage, Eric Liu, author, journalist, and teacher of civic power, emphatically expressed, “we’re all living in a remarkable moment in history.” This opening quote became the thematic driver for the rest of his hour-long talk, which aimed to inform, remind, and prove to the audience that the world is experiencing an age of epic political change — all through the efforts of average citizens. By studying and experiencing the progressive collapse of...

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Pushing Limits Rather Than Setting Them: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Scout Bassett

As they say, “it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish that counts.” This is something that I’ve heard throughout my entire life, whether it be from youth athletic coaches, professional mentors, or just good old fashioned parental encouragement. I however, like many, have been lucky enough to consider this phrase only during moments of tribulation. The saying takes on a deeper meaning when pressed upon you by current USA Paralympian and Nike Athlete, Scout Bassett, who has made it her...

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Ego Is The Enemy: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Ryan Holiday

“When someone tells you they see something of themselves in you, and then they catastrophically implode in a very public, avoidable way, you sort of go, whoa, I don't want that to happen to me.” Ryan Holiday might be an unlikely face to speak about ego, but the 29-year-old has already experienced the euphoric highs of success and the humbling lows of failure — enough to lend credit to his philosophy behind why you, and more specifically your ego, may be your own worst enemy. He is a college...

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