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‘I Leaned In to Freshman Year': A Student’s Advice for Overcoming High School Fears

The first day of high school was nerve-racking, writes 15-year-old Emily Spangler. Here’s how she leaned into freshman year.

Smith President to Female Freshmen: Don’t Lean Back

The world is not gender-equal but college is strong preparation for making it so, writes Smith College President Kathleen McCartney.

Girl Power Advice from America’s Soccer Pioneers

We sat down with soccer greats Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy & Brandi Chastain to talk women, sports and how the two are intertwined to make great leaders.

Back-to-School Wisdom from Chicago’s Chancellor

There are no short cuts in life, writes Cheryl Hyman, the chancellor of Chicago’s community colleges. Her advice: set your goals high, work hard and don’t look back.

‘Girl Power Is the Strongest Power of All’

Richard Barth, the CEO of the KIPP charter-school network, on three lessons for academic (and life) success.

‘I Am Not a Victim': Leaning Into a Tragedy

Debra Fine was shot five times in the mass shooting at Santa Monica College. What the experience taught her about strength, womanhood, and herself.

Quietly Leaning In: An Introvert’s Guide to Leadership

Jennifer Kahnweiler, author of The Introverted Leader, offers advice for how introverted women can tap their strengths to lean in.

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Men Leaning In

California Wants To Put Baby Changing Tables In Men’s Restrooms

Two bills would help West Coast dads lean in to diaper-duty.
Around the Globe

The Nation That Elects The Most Women Is…

Rwanda. See how the world’s countries stack up when it comes to electing female leaders.
Women In Imagery

Rethinking “Women’s Work”

Images of tenacious, strong female loggers, welders, firefighters, miners and more challenging the idea of what we consider “women’s work.”
Women in Action

Empowering Women, One Ice Pick At A Time

Chicks with Picks gives women ice climbers a physical challenge with mental rewards.
Women In Imagery

LeanIn.Org and Getty Images Present: The Lean In Collection

Because you can’t be what you can’t see.

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