About Lean In

Our Founders Talk About Lean In

The book Lean In is focused on encouraging women to pursue their ambitions, and changing the conversation from what we can’t do to what we can do. LeanIn.Org is the next chapter.

We are committed to offering women the ongoing inspiration and support to help them achieve their goals. If we talk openly about the challenges women face and work together, we can change the trajectory of women and create a better world for everyone.

Lean In supports women in 3 important ways:

  1. Community

    We want all women to have the confidence and know-how to achieve their goals. This starts with an active and supportive community. Each day we’ll encourage an open exchange of ideas and information. We will also share Lean In Stories—short narratives of moments in life when we choose to “lean in” or “lean back” intended to inspire, teach and connect us.

  2. Education

    We offer a growing library of free online lectures on topics including leadership and communication. Produced in partnership with the Clayman Institute for Gender Studies at Stanford University and other well-known experts, these lectures offer women practical skills they can apply in their daily lives.

  3. Circles

    Lean In Circles are small groups that meet monthly to encourage and support each other in an atmosphere of confidentiality and trust. We provide the materials and support to run a successful Circle, including online spaces that make it easy for members to stay up-to-date and connected. Circles are powered by Mightybell, the first network of private groups.

Read Sheryl's Book

Lean In is packed with practical advice for women on how to believe in themselves, pursue any goal and take a seat at any table.

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Meet the Team

Meet the women and men behind Lean In, and read their Stories.

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Lean In.org is recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt private operating foundation under section 501(c)(3). LeanIn.Org receives all of the profits of Lean In: Women, Work & the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg. She has also made additional donations to LeanIn.Org to cover its operating budget.