Let’s change the future

You and students around the world are our best hope for a more equal world. One way you can drive change is by supporting each other, and talking openly about gender, in Lean In Circles.

Watch the Video: Sheryl on the power of Circles

How Circles Work

Circles are small peer groups that meet regularly to learn and share together. Studies show that we’re more creative, more confident and accomplish more in groups—and what better time to tap into your own team of supporters than school?

  • You

    Commit to open, honest communication and confidentiality.

  • Peers

    Select 8 to 12 peers. They can be people you know well or are meeting for the first time.

  • Lean In

    Use our meeting agendas, discussion guides, free online lectures and more.

  • Your Personal Team

    of coaches, collaborators, confidants and cheerleaders.

We provide everything needed to start and run a successful Circle on your campus—starting with Mightybell, a technology platform that makes it easy to connect with students on your campus and organize into Circles.

There are two ways to participate:

Lean In Leaders are student volunteers who organize events and Circles on their campus.
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Be one of the first students to start or join a Circle on your campus. You’ll be amazed by the experience!
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lean In on Campus?

Lean In on Campus is a program that we’re launching this Fall to reach undergraduate and graduate students. Our goal is to partner with Lean In Leaders, student volunteers who work together to launch Lean In Circles on their campus. […]

How do I participate?

There are two ways for students to be involved in Lean In on Campus:

1. Become a Leader
Lean In Leaders are student volunteers who organize events and Lean In Circles on their campus.

2. Start or join a Circle on your campus
You can start your own Circle–in which case you’ll serve as a moderator and organize and run meetings—or choose to join an existing Circle.

How does a Circle work?

Circles are small peer groups that meet regularly to learn and share together.

LeanIn.Org researched the best practices of successful peer groups and worked with a Stanford professor who specializes in group dynamics to develop our recommendations for Circles. Out of this research came the core principles for Circles (and really all successful peer groups): confidentiality, personal commitment and a willingness to share. […]

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