The LinkedIn Inspiration Index

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We launched the LinkedIn Inspiration Index to find out how inspired our members are. With nearly 100,000 responses so far, we’ve found some pretty amazing insights about professional inspiration. Find out more: http://blog.linkedin.com/2013/08/14/linkedin-inspiration-index-these-are-the-most-inspired-professionals-in-the-world-slideshow

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  • ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

    Data pulled 8/1/2013 at 9am
    N = 74,155
    Note: Industries presented have at least 10 of each gender reporting
    Gender gap counted if at least 2 points from the average

    Men: 86
    Women: 14
    Difference: 72
    Ratio: 6.14


  • ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

    Data pulled 8/1/2013 at 9am
    N = 74,155
    Note: Industries presented have at least 10 of each gender reporting
    Gender gap counted if at least 2 points from the average

    Men: 86
    Women: 14
    Difference: 72
    Ratio: 6.14


  • ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

    Data pulled 8/1/2013 at 9am
    N = 74,155
    Note: Industries presented have at least 10 of each gender reporting
    Gender gap counted if at least 2 points from the average

    Men: 86
    Women: 14
    Difference: 72
    Ratio: 6.14


  • ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

    Data pulled 8/1/2013 at 9am
    N = 74,155
    Note: Industries presented have at least 10 of each gender reporting
    Gender gap counted if at least 2 points from the average

    Men: 86
    Women: 14
    Difference: 72
    Ratio: 6.14

  • The LinkedIn Inspiration Index

    1. Who are the most inspired professionals in the world?
    2. ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. It’s a tool that measures professional inspiration by asking one simple question… In July 2013, we launched the LinkedIn Inspiration Index.
    3. How often do you feel inspired by your work? “ ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
    4. We believe that feeling inspired by your work is one of the most important aspects of having a productive and successful career. Why measure inspiration? ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
    5. leadership creativity help We also want to help members like you measure your own inspiration and identify the most inspiring places, careers, and industries. opportunity collaboration team ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
    6. 100,000 professionals around the world have contributed to the Inspiration Index. As of today, nearly
    7. Each of them has shared their inspiration score — a number from: ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. to Always feel inspired Never feel inspired
    8. To date, the average score is 70. Male average Female averageOverall average We also discovered some fascinating trends. For example, men tend to rate themselves higher than women. ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
    9. Age On the whole, people seem to grow more inspired with age. ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ 67 69 71 74
    10. Diving into specific locations, we saw that Ahmedabad is the most inspired city, while Madison is the least inspired. ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Madison, Wisconsin 63 Ahmedabad Gujarat, India 77
    11. ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Highest in Mexico Lowest in China And members rate themselves:
    12. ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Russia has the biggest gender gap where men are much more inspired than women. Inspiration gapFemale averageMale average
    13. Male averageFemale average ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Israel has the biggest gender gap where women are more inspired than men. Inspiration gap
    14. ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Company size also plays a role. Professionals tend to feel less inspired in large companies… 1-10 11-50 51-200 201-500 70 76 Number of employees 1,000+ 68 68 66
    15. Training Entry Manager Director Partner Owner 67 70 71 74 66 81 ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. …especially when they’re in middle management.
    16. Creative Industries are the most inspired. 83 Fine Art 82 Arts & Crafts 81 Professional Training & Coaching 80 Photography 80 Religious Institutions ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
    17. Plastics & Defense are the least inspired. 64 Public Safety 63 Tobacco 63 Law Practice 62 Defense & Space 61 Plastics ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
    18. And what about departments within companies? We found the highest scores among: Design Research Business Development ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 6974 69
    19. While general and administrative departments had the lowest scores. ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Finance Legal Accounting 5864 63
    20. we’re left with one final question… Now that we’ve looked at inspiration by gender, age, location, industry, and department, ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
    21. How inspired are you? ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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