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TheBridge Events

TheBridge has partnered with leading tech, policy and political organizations including Microsoft, Google, Twitter, WeWork, Postmates, The US Chamber's Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC), National Journal's Policy Makers Network, Verizon, Dell, Lyft, Quorum, Airbnb, 1776, DCode, The United States Digital Service (USDS), The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Vrge Strategies, The Bank Policy Institute, Women's High-Tech Coalition, and more. 

Our events have included policy discussions, career networking events, Women in Tech series, resume and career workshops. How do you want to partner? Email us!  

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TheBridge events are unique. They drive a conversation between the public and private sector and encourage understanding, collaboration and connections. Our events range from intimate discussions among industry leaders to larger events broadcast live on C-SPAN-TV and have attracted all major outlets including PBS Newshour, Bloomberg, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Recode, Politico, among others.

TheBridge has partnered with leading tech, policy and political organizations including Microsoft, Google, Twitter, WeWork, Postmates, The US Chamber's Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC), Verizon, Dell, Lyft, Quorum, Airbnb, 1776, DCode, The United States Digital Service (USDS), The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Vrge Strategies, The Bank Policy Institute, Women's High-Tech Coalition, Springboard Enterprises and more. 

Our events have included policy-focused discussions, career networking events, Women in Tech series, Bridge Breakfasts, resume and career workshops. Interested in partnering? Contact us!   

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Drinks & Discussions with TheBridge & LinkedIn

Exploring the changing landscape of the workforce, and how data and analytics are being used to advance workforce development solutions

On June 27, TheBridge hosted a “Drinks & Discussion” event focused on workforce policy at WeWork in DC. The program included a fireside chat with special guest Nicole Issac, Head of Policy at LinkedIn for North America, and Allie Brandenburger, co-founder & CEO of TheBridge, followed by drinks and networking. Among the topics discussed was the changing landscape of the workforce, and how data and analytics are being used to advance workforce development solutions.

Nicole’s prior experience in government brought a unique perspective to the discussion. She previously served as a legislative counsel in the House of Representatives,Special Assistant to President Obama for legislative affairs and Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs for Vice President Joe Biden. From her work, Nicole learned the valuable role that both policymakers and innovators have in addressing public policy challenges,“Because I started in government, it was the best training for my job now. I was able to see how the government can advance policies and drive change.”

Now at LinkedIn, she is leveraging her experience to account for the areas where public policy is falling short, particularly as it relates to data analytics. In today’s workforce, your network can often matter more than your qualifications for landing a job. According to Nicole, LinkedIn is correcting this problem by utilizing data to connect job-seekers to employers. Data like job postings, job descriptions, job titles, and skills are crucial information the social network has its disposal that the government often lacks. 

Nicole and Allie discussed how innovators can help find solutions to policy being debated today, including workforce issues. When asked about how LinkedIn uses government data, Nicole commented, “We love government data sources like everyone else. But we recognize that there is data on LinkedIn that goes beyond that.” 

TheBridge translates between tech, policy, and politics and provides a unique forum for productive, nonpartisan dialogue increasing understanding and collaboration between innovators and policymakers. To stay up to date with TheBridge events, leaders directory, jobs board and other resources, join the community here: thebridgework.com/join.