What are Lean In Circles?
Circles are small groups of women who come together for real talk and peer support. Right now, Circles are meeting virtually and helping each other through the pandemic. We’re a global community and we’re leaning on each other more than ever.
Why Join a Circle?
Circles are a safe space to speak openly about the challenges we’re facing—and rally together to tackle them. They’re a forum for sharing ideas, seeking advice, and learning new skills. Most of all, they’re a way to lift each other up and help each other grow.
Whether you’re tackling new challenges at work or home, looking for career advice, or just seeking peer support to get through this—your Circle will help you get there.
I’m such an introvert, but being a Circle leader has made things totally different for me. It has definitely helped build my confidence. Now I can actually say that I’m a leader.”
—Julene Allen, Circle Leader, Lean In Women of Color
We started off by inviting our own friends and friends of friends to our meetings. Slowly, once people saw what we were doing with our Circle, they wanted to be part of it.”
—Abir Abdul Rahim and Sarah Chen, Circle Leaders, Lean In Malaysia
When one of our members was struggling to find a job, for example, our Circle jumped in to help with interview prep and to make introductions.”
—Nuala Murphy, Circle Leader, Lean In Belfast
How Circles work
We provide everything you need to get your Circle up and running.
Find or start a Circle and schedule your first virtual meeting.
We’re a community of women who meet in nearly every country and at some of the largest companies.
Circles can meet online at any time that works for your members—over a coffee break, over lunch, or after work.
86% of Circle members say their group has positively impacted their life—and we need all the help we can get right now.
How Circles take shape
Circles are as unique as the women who start them. But they’re all about accomplishing more—together.
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P&G Circles, Worldwide
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Women and men are meeting in P&G offices from Cincinnati to Singapore to advance women leaders and combat gender bias.Read the full story >
We’re here to help
Join a Circle near you
Women around the world are meeting regularly in small groups to support each other and learn new skills. Join one of our 44,000 Circles today.