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Women in Circles are
creating change

creating change

Find a group of women for mentorship, advice, and support.

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What are Lean In Circles?

Circles are small groups of women who meet regularly to learn new skills, network, and encourage each other. Circles can be groups of friends, co-workers, neighbors—anyone at all.

Why Join a Circle?

Because Circles are a place where women can be unapologetically ambitious, give voice to our dreams and get the push we need to start chasing them. They’re a place to share ideas, learn skills, and seek advice. Most of all, they’re a place to help each other become our 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.

How Circles work

We provide all the materials you need - including skill-building videos, discussion guides, and worksheets on topics from negotiating your salary to discovering your strengths.

Women in your group meet once a month 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-ups online.

And we know they work: 86% of women in Circles say their group has made a positive impact on their life.

Starting a Circle is easy

  1. Register and invite a few friends to join the group

    We recommend small groups of 8 to 12 women—but many Circles start off with even fewer members.

  2. Schedule your first meeting

    Circles can meet anywhere—at work, home, a nearby coffee shop, or online.

  3. Run your Circle meeting with our step-by-step guides

    Choose from dozens of meeting guides on topics from networking to negotiating.

Download the Get-Started Guide for everything you need to run your first three meetings.

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How Circles take shape

Circles are as unique as the women who start them. But they’re all about accomplishing more—together.

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

Read about their Circle in action >
Lean In Lyon
Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley

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.

Learn how they're driving change >
Mechanical Engineering Circle, Delhi, India
P&G Circles, Cincinnati

Women and men are meeting in P&G offices from Cincinnati to Singapore to advance women leaders and combat gender bias.

Circle members around the world stand shoulder to shoulder to advance equality.

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We’re here to help

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Connect with our leaders on Facebook

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Network with Circle leaders in your area

Find your Network

Network with Circle leaders in your area

Find your Network

Learn from leading experts on topics that matter to you

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Learn from leading experts on topics that matter to you

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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 43,000 Circles today.

Take the first step. We’ll be here when you need us.

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