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Our mission is to empower women to achieve their ambitions.

Lean In Circles

Research shows that we feel more confident and are able to accomplish more in groups. Lean In Circles are small peer groups that meet regularly to learn and grow together. We run a network of more than 40,000 Circles in cities and on campuses around the world, and they are changing lives. Members are asking for more, stepping outside their comfort zones, and leaning in.


Lean In Circles in over 160 countries


of members credit their Circle with a positive change in their life

Public awareness

To change the trajectory of women, we need to change the way we think about gender. Here’s how we work to do that:

To change the trajectory of women, we need to change the way we think about gender. Here’s how we work to do that:

Annual campaigns

Each year we launch one large public awareness campaign focused on a topic that is critical to advancing women—like the importance of encouraging girls to lead, the crucial role men play in getting to equality, and the amazing things women accomplish when they support each other. Our campaigns reach millions of people on earned and social media and are accompanied by practical recommendations for taking action.

See our most recent campaigns

The Getty Collection

You can’t be what you can’t see. That’s why LeanIn.Org and Getty Images teamed up to create the Lean In Collection, a library of thousands of photographs depicting women as leaders and men as caregivers. Our goal is to overturn gender stereotypes by incorporating authentic images of women and men in advertising and other media.

Browse the collection

Women in the Workplace

Women in the Workplace is a study of the state of women in corporate America conducted annually by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company to promote female leadership and foster gender diversity in the workplace. In 2017, 222 companies employing more than 12 million people participated, making it the most comprehensive annual review of its kind.

Read the report


We offer a growing library of free expert videos, discussion guides, and tips for women and their male allies. These materials are focused on helping women build new skills and providing everyone with research-based recommendations for advancing gender equality at home and at work.

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Free expert videos


of materials grounded in research

Our Partners

We work with more than 900 corporate and nonprofit partners, reaching tens of millions of employees in over 90 countries. Partners actively participate in our public awareness campaigns, share our education materials with employees, and run successful Circles programs. And it’s making a difference: partners report that more women are taking the lead and more employees are talking openly about gender issues.

Become a Lean In Partner

Read the book that reignited the conversation on gender

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