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We help women achieve their ambitions and work to create an equal world.

Women in over 170 countries have joined the Lean In community

Members meet in small groups called Lean In Circles about once a month to support each other and learn new skills. They talk openly about their ambitions and encourage each other to take on new challenges. Together, they are going further and standing up for equality.

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Women in Circles are...

  • more confident and ambitious
  • more likely to ask for—and receive—promotions
  • more aware of the role that gender plays at work

According to Women in the Workplace 2017, co-authored by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company.

Lean In Stories

My life did not begin under perfect circumstances, but I had a family who believed I could persevere. I am blessed to know I can be that positive voice and source of support for others.

Read Ty-Licia’s Story

I’m a firm believer that action can solve so many worries, and just powering through, no matter what, can give you the confidence you need when you feel like you’ve got nothing to offer.

Read Reese’s Story

If there is a single trait that all Afghan women share, it’s determination. Put another way, we lean in.

Read Shireen’s Story

Training beside me was a huge shock for many of these young alpha males. Here was a 37-year-old mother of two doing as well or better than almost all of them.

Read Major Jaster’s Story

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