Vice President & Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging
Headquarters: Sunnydale, California
Industry: Internet-Based Business & Employment-Oriented Service
CEO: Jeff Weiner
Her Credentials: AB, Harvard University; LGBTQ Executive Leadership Program, design thinking, Stanford University Graduate School of Business
Her Philosophy: Diversity and Inclusion is owned by many, not just one, and everyone involved plays a vital role in working together to create change.
Rosanna leads LinkedIn’s diversity strategy, beating industry averages and growing female representation. Four years ago, less than a third of LinkedIn’s leaders were women. Now, women represent over 39 percent of leadership—a 12 percent increase in the past two years. Gender diversity has also improved across technical roles.
Incubated in its sales organization, LinkedIn’s Women’s Initiative (WIN) drove a 66 percent increase in female leadership over four years, and is now expanding across all G&A functions. Committed to achieving gender equality in technical roles at LinkedIn, the company has seen a 193 percent increase of female leadership over four years through Women in Tech (WIT).
LinkedIn’s goal is to diversify LinkedIn and ensure that employees from all backgrounds are present, and will be the primary focus area for the coming year. To accomplish this, the company has built a strategy around three pillars: hiring and retention; investing in leaders, managers, and allies; and building a culture of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.