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Creating a thriving community of diverse professionals in tech.
LinkedIn’s vision and diversity, inclusion & belonging
Our vision of creating economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce connects and motivates all of us at LinkedIn. As we work to fully realize diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workforce and with our members and customers, we get closer to achieving our highest aspiration of transforming the global economy. Learn more about our journey to transform ourselves and the world in our fifth annual workforce diversity report.
Our strategy is to diversify LinkedIn and ensure that employees from all backgrounds are successful, with a focus on groups that are underrepresented today. By doing so, we will move towards our vision of creating a thriving community of diverse professionals in tech. We organize our work around three pillars: hire & grow, invest and culture. Learn more here.
Hire and grow
Create a more diverse LinkedIn through hiring, retention and development strategies.
Invest in leaders, managers, and allies to create an environment of inclusion and belonging for all employees.
Build a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging in tech through our product, customers and partnerships.
Belonging at LinkedIn
Because belonging unlocks the full potential of every employee, it is central to how we approach our talent strategy. We want employees to feel welcome, valued and free to express themselves in a way that is not only respected, but celebrated. When our employees are more engaged and bring their unique perspectives to our business, we all benefit!
Discussing Difficult Topics
“The town hall to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement was my definitive belonging moment. It's not easy to discuss such difficult topics at work, so I was truly amazed by the overall participation and engagement from our employees. I've never been prouder of the company for coming together and demonstrating solidarity.”
- Akele Coffey
Bringing all your talents to the table
“I stopped DJing because I felt pressure to 'focus on my career.' But, after publishing an article about my life story and receiving overwhelming support from the community, I realized I could bring my whole self to work. Since then, I’ve not only brought DJing back into my life, but also into work.”
- Ish Verduzco
Belonging from the Start
“When I attended onboarding at LinkedIn, there was another new hire who had a disability. I’m blind myself, and in my years of working, this was the first time this has happened. It certainly sent a signal to me that LinkedIn was and would be a welcoming place for everyone, including folks with disabilities like me, to work.”
- Jennison Asuncion
A Five Year Impact
“I joined LinkedIn fully aware that I was the age of many of my coworkers’ moms, and that fact concerned me in terms of how I would fit in. Until my first inDay -- a guy that couldn’t have been more than 22 noticed I was new and without so much as blinking an eye, said hi and welcome, and said ‘You should totally hack today, it’s inDay.’”
- Stephanie Lucas