Miry Whitehill

Founder & Executive Director of Miry's List

Ashanti Branch

Founder, Ever Forward

Illah Schalles

Program Director, Back on My Feet

Joe Foster

Director, Dapp Studios

Compassion in Leadership Summit site: 


June 26-27, 2019, Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA

In this one-of-a-kind gathering we will explore how we can lead with wisdom and compassion in our businesses and organizations. The Compassion in Leadership Summit is spearheading a new movement in effective and compassionate leadership. The summit brings together Executives, Managers, Entrepreneurs, and New Leaders who seek to creative effective and thriving organizations.

Highlighted speakers include:

The Compassion Award grand prize winner will be announced at the summit

  • Any individual LinkedIn member in most global locations, either representing themselves or their organization, may apply. Applicants must meet LinkedIn age restrictions. See Terms and Conditions.

  • Your contest entry will be a video of up to 90 seconds, posted from your LinkedIn profile, using the hashtag #LinkedInCompassionAward.

The video should include:

1. How you (and/or your team) are bringing compassion to the world.
2. How you would use the grand prize award money to accelerate or scale your efforts.
3. How LinkedIn’s involvement could help amplify or help.

Ideally, your LinkedIn profile should also help tell the story of the compassion work you’re doing.

  • Yes. Someone from our team will acknowledge your submission in the comments section of your video post within 48 hours. If you do not receive notification please make sure that you are using the correct hashtag #LinkedInCompassionAward (check spelling!) and that your post is visible to the public. 

  • Yes! And, we’d also like to hear from them. They will need to submit their own entry as well.

  • We accept entries from any type of organization. We’d like to highlight the work any organization or company is doing in the world of compassion. Ideally, the application comes from the leader that best represents that work. 

  • Your entry must be in English

  • All entries must be received between 6:00 am Pacific Time on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 and 11:59 pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 (the “Entry Period”).

  • Yes, we’d like to hear your great idea. And…priority will be given to those with a proven track record of achievement in this space.

  • No. There is a limit of one entry per individual or company. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than one entry by using multiple/different email or addresses, accounts, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant's entries. 
  • You may include multiple people in your video representing your company/product but the actual entry must be submitted only once, by one individual. 

  • In this case we’ll value substance over style. Feel free to shoot the video with your smart phone. We encourage you to be natural.

What type of files are supported?

We support ASF, AVI, FLV, MPEG-1, MPEG-4, MKV, QuickTime, WebM, H264/AVC, MP4, VP8, VP9, WMV2, and WMV3.

We don’t support the following file types and codecs:

  • ProRes
  • MPEG-2
  • Raw Video
  • VP6
  • WMV1

What are the file requirements for the video?

  • Max file size: 5GB
  • Minimum file size: 75KB
  • Max video duration: 10 minutes
  • Minimum video duration: 3 seconds
  • Resolution range: 256x144 to 4096x2304
  • Aspect ratio: 1:2.4 - 2.4:1
  • Frame rates: 10fps - 60 fps
  • Bit rates: 192 kbps - 30 Mbps

For more details please see Tips for Sharing Video on LinkedIn

  • No. Your entry must be original, exclusively created and owned by entrant, and the entrant must have all rights necessary to submit the entry. This includes getting all necessary permissions from any person or company that has rights or appears in the entry, including for any third party’s intellectual property right or right of privacy or publicity. 

  • "For example, my job is in finance, but my passion project is working with refugees, helping them make connections and find jobs." For this specific example, consider utilizing the Volunteer section of your LinkedIn profile. At the top of your profile, click on the “Add Profile Section” and select “Volunteer”. 

  • There will be one grand prize winner awarded $100k USD and three runners up prize winners awarded $10k USD each.

  • All awards are in USD and are taxable 

  • The money is intended to be used to amplify your efforts to bring compassion to the world, as highlighted in your video.
  • If you’d like to highlight the work your company or organization is doing, but you don’t need the money, that’s fine too. Go ahead and submit an entry. Then, tell us what organization you’d like to award the money to. 

  • Sponsor and a panel of judges will select a winner based on the following criteria: 
  1. Cultivating exceptional compassion  
  2. Scalability - how would winning the grand prize award allow you to scale your efforts to bring more compassion to the world?
  3. Potential for LinkedIn to facilitate additional advances in compassion

  • Sponsor will announce Top 10 Finalists on LinkedIn on or about June 3, 2019 by tagging Finalists in a post, which will also have the hashtag #LinkedInCompassionAward. Sponsor will also notify Top 10 Finalists by LinkedIn InMail on or about Monday, June 3, 2019. The final four winners will be announced on LinkedIn on or about Monday, June 10, 2019. Sponsor will also notify final four winners by LinkedIn InMail on or about Monday, June 10, 2019.