LinkedIn Gender Divide: Men Are More Savvy Networkers Than Women

LinkedIn today taken another deep dive on its user data, comparing women and men's networking skills on the 100 million-plus member professional network.To evaluate LinkedIn "networking savviness" index, the Analytics Team diced data of current industry, current company, and professional connections for members in the US. While users don't have to designate whether they're a […]

LinkedIn today taken another deep dive on its user data, comparing women and men's networking skills on the 100 million-plus member professional network.

To evaluate LinkedIn "networking savviness" index, the Analytics Team diced data of current industry, current company, and professional connections for members in the US. While users don't have to designate whether they're a male or female on their LinkedIn profile, the networked had to guess a person's gender using their first name and matching this against a database of baby names.

After analyzing their data, LinkedIn says that the "overall result in the US is that men are overall more savvy networkers than women, but the real insights start to surface when you start slicing and dicing by industry and company."

Check out the infographic below highlighting some main insights, followed by more details and discussion below:

[Source: LinkedIn]