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How platforms like LinkedIn shine a light on women's under-representation in STEM

July 10, 2019 / Lisa Finnegan

After giving a talk at the Women in Science and Engineering Conference on LinkedIn as a tool to address the shortfall of women in STEM, I wanted to share a summary of my remarks  from that day with a a wider audience. I want to begin by making one thing clear: although I work at LinkedIn, I am a woman in the rather more traditionally female industry of Human Resources, and I don’t seek to lecture anyone within STEM or outside it. However, I am proud to represent a technology company that is committed to closing the gender gap in our industry, and thanks to LinkedIn’s Economic Graph and the many remarkable data scientists who work for us, I’m able to share some insights into the problem and its potential solutions. So, what do I mean by Economic Graph?