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There’s power in women coming together

If you’re looking for space to connect more deeply with the women in your life—and a little time to focus on yourself—start a Circle with your friends or co-workers.

Lean In and lead a Circle

What are Circles about?

Leaning in is not a solo sport. In a world where women still face bias and other barriers at work, Circles are a safe space to share your struggles, give and get advice, and celebrate each other’s wins. Whether you need help navigating your new normal at work or are looking for support from women who understand what you're going through, your Circle will give you the boost we all need.

Support network

Whether your Circle is made of friends, co-workers, or women you’ve met in our community, you’ll soon have a tight knit support group to guide you through your career and through life. Many Circles have been meeting for over five years!

Monthly meetings

Circles usually meet once a month at any time that works for the group. Meetings can happen in person or virtually, and right now most Circles are meeting over Zoom.

Skill building

We provide free meeting guides and resources to prompt group discussion and help you learn new skills together. Every meeting closes by committing to One Action—one thing you’ll do to step outside your comfort zone or learn a new skill before your next meeting.

Why lead a Circle?

Whether your Circle is made of friends, co-workers, or women you've met in our community, you'll soon:

  • Foster a tight-knit support group to guide you through your career and your life
  • Strengthen your network by joining a global community of 56,000 Circle Leaders in 188 countries
  • Become a better leader and learn new skills through our free Circle Leader Trainings, library of expert talks, and resources
Lead a circle

Want to learn more? Join a Circle Leader Training

Join our free Circle Leader Training to learn about how to get your Circle up and running; from deciding on your Circle’s purpose, recruiting members, right up to hosting your first meeting. You’ll also have a chance to connect with other Circle Leaders from around the world for inspiration and support.

See Upcoming Circle Leader Trainings

Join a virtual community event

Not quite ready to start your own Circle? Join a virtual event hosted by one of our Lean In Network Leaders from around the world—from workshops to webinars to happy hours.

See upcoming events

Circles around the world

Go behind the scenes of three Lean In Circles
(they're all still meeting—just online!)

Lean in Lyon

Freelancers in France are sharing tips, introducing each other to clients, and practicing negotiations.

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Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley

Latinas with decades of experience are mentoring the next generation.

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Mechanical Engineering Circle, Delhi, India

Students in India are taking on gender stereotypes and going further—faster.

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Lead a Circle

Leading a Circle is easy. We’ll give you everything you need to get your Circle up and running—even virtually—plus ongoing guidance and resources.

Lead a Circle
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Join a Circle

Whether you’re tackling new challenges at work or home, looking for career advice, or just seeking peer support—your Circle will help you get there.

Find a Circle