LinkedIn Speaker Series

As the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma advocates for equal opportunities for people with disabilities. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change, and Forbes recognized her in Forbes 30 Under 30. Haben travels the world consulting and public speaking, teaching clients the benefits of fully accessible products and services. Haben has also been consulting with EnableIn to make LinkedIn’s workplace and products more inclusive, and we are so excited to introduce her to the rest of the company!  Listen to Haben’s inspiring story, and learn how disability is driving innovation.

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Not only is this your chance to meet an astronaut - Captain Jim Wetherbee, US Navy (Ret.) - but you will also have the opportunity to learn about the high-quality operations used by astronauts in space.

In addition to being the only five-time Space Shuttle Commander, Jim has been involved in several high-profile projects including studying the Challenger explosion and the BP pipeline spill to prevent accidents like those from occurring again. Come listen to his fascinating stories from being in space and learn his risk-management techniques that can be applied in everyday life. And, not to mention - he has some pretty amazing pictures from his astronaut days that you won’t want to miss!

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Join us as Scott Shute, our VP Global Customer Operations, sits down with two New York Times–bestselling authors, Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson, to discuss new research showing what meditation can really do for the brain.

In the last twenty years, meditation and mindfulness have gone from being kind of cool to becoming an omnipresent Band-Aid for fixing everything from your weight to your relationship to your achievement level. In their new book, “Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body,” Goleman and Davidson show us the truth about what meditation can really do for us, and exactly how to get the most out of it.  This is one of those rare books that has the power to change us at the deepest level.

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This is an age of epic political turbulence around the world. Old hierarchies and institutions are collapsing. All the “givens” of civic life are no longer given. From the fracturing of the major political parties, to the spread of bottom-up movements like Black Lives Matter and $15 Now, citizens across the world and across the political spectrum are reclaiming power. It is no longer the exclusive domain of CEOs, political elites, and insiders from any political party. And the question that today’s rising citizens have to face is: Are you ready? Do you understand power? And if you want to make change in the world, do you know how?

Eric Liu, who has spent a career practicing and teaching civic power, will delve into this topic in an incisive and inspiring session. Using examples from the left and the right, past and present, he will reveal the core laws of power and show us that we all can generate power and create strategies of reform. If you want to be more than a spectator in this new era, join us!

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“The only person that’s going to have power over me, is me”. Scout Bassett doesn’t just push limits. She sets them.

Listen to Scout Bassett - Paralympian, Nike Athlete, and Challenged Athletes Foundation Spokesperson - speak about her transformational journey.  As an infant, a fire took away her right leg from above the knee down. She was found abandoned on the streets of Nanjing, China, and taken to the government orphanage. Inside these isolating walls, she lived in extremely harsh conditions and endured several heart-wrenching years of trauma and anguish.

Today, Scout is a competitive U.S. Paralympic track sprinter who represented Team USA at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. In addition to helping other challenged athletes pursue their dreams, she is rigorously training to be an elite athlete. “We all have different challenges: some external, some internal,” said Scout. “But, it’s not how we start, it’s how we finish that counts.”

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Many of us insist the main impediment to a full, successful life is the outside world. In fact, the most common enemy lies within: our ego. Early in our careers, it impedes learning and the cultivation of talent. With success, it can blind us to our faults and sow future problems. In failure, it magnifies each blow and makes recovery more difficult. At every stage, ego holds us back.

In an era that glorifies social media, reality TV, and other forms of shameless self-promotion, the battle against ego must be fought on many fronts. Join us to hear lessons from Ryan Holiday and his new book, Ego is the Enemy.  As he writes, “you will be less invested in the story you tell about your own specialness, and as a result, you will be liberated to accomplish the world-changing work you’ve set out to achieve.”

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From his restaurants and cookbooks to his philanthropic efforts, everything that Mario Batali has achieved is bigger, bolder, and more recognizable.

Join us as LinkedIn’s Editor in Chief Dan Roth, hosts Mario in a fireside chat to discuss the intelligent risks Mario has taken in his entrepreneurial career, talk about the wonderful world of food and his cooking philosophy, and understand his fascination with orange Crocs.

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In the spirit of iconic Silicon Valley renegades like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, another generation of entrepreneurs is using technology to upend convention and disrupt entire industries. These are the upstarts, idiosyncratic founders with limitless drive and an abundance of self-confidence.

The Upstarts is the definitive story of Uber and Airbnb, two new titans of business and a dawning age of tenacity, conflict, and wealth. Brad Stone, Senior Executive Editor of Global Technology at Bloomberg News and the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Everything Store,” illuminates the smart, driven, and often comically-flawed people who are upending industries and changing the way we all live and work.  

Join us as Shannon Stubo, our Chief Marketing Officer and SVP of Corporate Communications, hosts Brad at a fireside chat to discover what it took to change the world.

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