Meg Garlinghouse has a long career in technology and philanthropy. She spent nearly a decade building and leading Yahoo!'s global community relations. She also worked for the Asia Foundation, World Bank, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, West Africa, running projects designed to raise the social and economic status of rural villagers.
Data is everywhere and it is becoming organized in a way that gives us insights to the causes and solutions to a variety of social issues. The world also has a huge reservoir of human capital that is being organized in a way that highlights individuals' knowledge and skills in a much more accessible way. We just need to create a better marketplace that matches the needs with the human capital, or as we like to say at LinkedIn, that connects the right talent with the right opportunity to have a social impact. We believe that this will be game changing for the field of service.»