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Lean In DC

Lean In Networks connect groups of Circles and individuals. Join a Network to connect with the Lean In community and see the power of Circles first-hand.

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Our mission

We empower our members to acquire the skills to take on leadership roles, participate in civic life, and contribute to positive change in their communities.

About our Network

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Lean In DC serves as an umbrella organization for Washington's Lean In circles. It seeks to create a space for conversations about gender bias and the leadership gap, and to empower more women to pursue leadership. ​ Lean In DC organizes speaker series, t...

8 Network Leaders, 1480 Members

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37 Circles in our Network

in Northern

Lean In DC in NOVA

Professional women engaging in conversation, inspiration and support as we tackle career/ life challenges and ...

8 members
in Washington

Brahs with Brews who mean Business

A Lean In Circle in Washington, D.C. made up of professional women who love good brews!

35 members
in Washington

Lean in Women International

The Lean-in Women International circle based in the Washington, DC National Capital Area was kicked off on Nov...

405 members
in Arlington County

Lean In for Graduates-NOVA/DC

A Lean In Circle that will meet in NOVA and DC to encourage recent graduates, young professionals, and current...

33 members
in Washington

OWL Network

The OWL network provides a meeting forum for mentoring and leadership opportunities for women at all career st...

488 members
in Washington


Creative, driven leaders in our nation's capital. Leadership team for the Lean In DC Network.

12 members
in Washington

Communications DC

A group for communicators - journalists, writers, designers, multimedia producers, PR, marketing and digital p...

15 members
in Washington

Government Gals

Government Gals provides a safe environment to work through career challenges and also encourage personal and ...

20 members
in Takoma Park

Takoma Park Women Leaning In

This Lean In group is being organized to help women who live and/or work in Takoma Park, MD and Takoma, DC con...

57 members
George Mason University

GMU Engineering

STEM fields unite! Our goals are to encourage students to pursue STEM fields, remove barriers to women enterin...

2 members
in Washington


Young, Active, YOU! YAY consists of of young professionals who left the comfort zone in order to achieve great...

37 members

Lean In DC Matching Circle

This is a place for people who are looking to be matched with a new Circle.

28 members
in Washington

DC Circle Moderators

This is a closed group for moderators of DC Lean In Circles.

29 members
United States Department of Defense in Arlington County

Lean In Pentagon

This circle supports members of the Department of Defense community and meets monthly at the Pentagon. Members...

226 members
in Alexandria


Creating career events and meetups that connect women leaders to others leaning in. You can connect with us on...

112 members
in Washington

DC Women with Purpose

Whether you're looking to change your career path, are transitioning in or out of a personal relationship, try...

37 members
in Washington

DC Moms

A circle for working moms trying to balance family and career.

65 members
in Washington

Women in Prof. and Bus. Services

A new and growing circle for women in the professional services sector with 7-15 years’ experience. We explore...

13 members
in Washington

Lean In Logan Circle

Hi Ladies, We're in the process of kicking off a circle that will meet once a month in Logan Circle (or simila...

10 members
in Washington

Women in Technology Washington, DC

This circle's main audience is for women in the technology sector in Washington, DC metro area. Of course, all...

7 members
in Alexandria


Women of Real Estate Circle includes Real Estate Brokerage Founders, Brokers and Managers of either Independen...

13 members
in Washington

Capitol Hill/Downtown

We are a group of young professionals meeting on Capitol Hill and Downtown DC. We come from a wide variety of ...

6 members
in Washington

DC Newbies

This platform hopes to bring together women who have recently relocated to DC metro area and are looking to bu...

103 members
George Mason University

Women's E-Learning in Leadership

Women's E-Learning in Leadership, WELL, is a project at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. Are you interest...

5 members


To get media coverage on lean in and its goals.

1 member
in Alexandria

Women Programmers

This is a group for women programmers, developers, and engineers of any sort to network and share advice about...

1 member
Esterline Technologies Corporation

The Esterline Elite

The goal of this circle is to empower the women who work across Esterline and connect a strong global network ...

4 members
in Washington

Lean in DC Group 7

A group of supportive women discussing work-life balance, skill development, media and culture, and setting an...

5 members

Lean in DC Circle #3

We're a mix of mid-career professionals, supporting one another in skill development, achieving career goals, ...

9 members

DC Leadership Skills

This circle is for women to support one another in developing their leadership skills. It's for the intraprene...

281 members
in Washington

Evolve DC

“Get inVOLVEd in the Elements of DC – Evolve with us” We are a dual-purpose group formed to engage with the DC...

11 members
in Mumbai


To Gracefully move from "AS-IS" everything towards "TO-BE" Desires, Dreams with a vision that is pro for immed...

1 member

Ceiling Breakers

Are you one of a few women in your workplace? Does your career-field traditionally employ mostly men? If so, y...

29 members

Cigna Worldwide Network Co-Leads

A Circle for the Cigna Worldwide Chapter Co-Leads to work on Lean In programming.

1 member
in Washington

Breaking Point

We've reached our breaking point and are ready to do something about it. Our circle's goal is to empower young...

2 members
DC Government in Washington

DOES Lean In Circle

The DOES Lean In Circle is purposed to create a network of women who are empowered and who empower others to L...

38 members