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What are Lean In Circles?
Circles are a place where women can be unapologetically ambitious. Where we can give voice to our dreams and find the encouragement to start chasing them. They’re a place for sharing ideas, gaining skills, seeking advice, and showing solidarity. Most of all, they’re a place where we help each other become our very best selves. Whatever your goal—whether you’re working toward a promotion or building your confidence, reentering the workforce or starting a business—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’ll help you get started—then your Circle will help you ask for more, step outside your comfort zone, and lean in.
Members meet once a month in small groups to support each other and learn new skills.
Circles are everywhere. We’re a community of women who meet in nearly every country and at some of the largest companies.
Circles can meet over coffee at your home, in a lunch series at work, or in virtual meet-up with people who share similar interests.
And we know they work: 85% of members say their Circle has made a positive impact on their life.
How Circles take shape
Circles are as unique as the women who start them. But they’re all about accomplishing more—together.
Lean In France
Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley
Mechanical Engineering Circle, Delhi, India
P&G Circles, Worldwide
Freelancers in France are sharing tips, introducing each other to clients, and practicing negotiations.
Latinas with decades of experience are mentoring the next generation.See their impact >
Students in India are taking on gender stereotypes and going further—faster.
Women and men are meeting in P&G offices from Cincinnati to Singapore to advance women leaders and combat gender bias.
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 40,000 Circles today.