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Our mission

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

Our Theory of Change

A Circle meetup in Atlanta, GA.
A Lean In Latinas Circle using an activity developed by LeanIn.Org

We empower women and girls to take the lead and pursue their dreams

In Lean In Circles, women get and give peer mentorship, learn new skills, and have a place to be unapologetically ambitious. More than 80,000 women in 183 countries have started a Circle, and new ones are starting every day. We also just released Lean In Girls, a leadership program to help girls see themselves as leaders in a world that often tells them they’re not. At the heart of the program is a curriculum that helps young teens embrace their leadership superpowers and reject stereotypes about what girls can’t do.

A cover and spread from our Women in the Workplace report

We advocate for better public policies and a more equitable workplace, because to make lasting change, we need institutional change.

Our Equal Pay Day campaigns take aim at the gender pay gap. Our annual Women in the Workplace study — the largest of its kind — highlights the barriers women face and includes data-driven recommendations for how companies can do better. Our Mentor Her initiative calls on men to mentor and sponsor women, which is critical for workplace equality. On vital issues like sexual harassment and paid family leave, we take a stand.

An image from the Lean In Collection on

We run programs to combat bias, because changing the trajectory of women and girls means changing how we think about gender.

From research-backed tips for managers to an initiative with the NBA that calls on men to do their part, we give people the tools to push back against bias at work and at home. To challenge gender stereotypes in advertising and media, we curate a collection of more than 15,000 photographs of empowered girls and women in partnership with Getty Images.