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Below you’ll find our growing library of expert talks, discussion guides, and resources to help women advance their careers and everyone identify and interrupt gender bias.
Understand how gender influences negotiation and get tips on confidently advocating for yourself based on the latest research.
Learn how to spot four patterns of gender bias—and hear women’s real-life strategies for navigating them successfully.
Follow the Centered Leadership model to lead with impact, resilience, and fulfillment at work and in the rest of your life.
Use this bingo activity as a fun icebreaker to get to know your Circle members better.
Use a deck of cards to build trust in your Circle as you dive deep quickly through a series of personal questions.
Share childhood photos with your Circle to connect with your younger and adult selves—and each other.
Learn about the gender dynamics behind negotiation and why you should always advocate for yourself.
Discover how making the opening move in negotiations can give you an advantage—and get confidence-boosting tips to take the lead.
This video shows you how to adjust your attitude and body language to convey positivity and get better results.
To get what you want, consider what’s best for everyone. This makes a difference whether you’re negotiating with women or men.
Break the cycle of having to prove yourself repeatedly with these tactics for demonstrating competence.
Learn how to successfully walk the tightrope between being perceived as too “masculine” or too “feminine.”
Educate yourself on the assumptions motherhood can trigger and learn strategies for avoiding this bias in your workplace.
Gender bias can fuel conflict among women. This video shows how to navigate this form of bias—and help others do so, too.
Learn how to harness the power of framing to turn challenges into learning opportunities.
Practice building trust and creating community to establish strong sponsor relationships.
Afraid to take a risk? Discover strategies for overcoming fear and moving into action.
Know what energizes and drains you so you can best manage work/life demands.
Facebook COO and Lean In founder Sheryl Sandberg explains why mentorship matters for women.
Maximize your time and energy through strategic priority setting.
Hear expert insights and real-life strategies for building your confidence from the outside in.
Create a high-performing team that harnesses the unique expertise of its members.
Learn how to use the body language of power to increase your influence.
Use storytelling to be more persuasive, move people to action, and progress into your career.
Learn how to ask for feedback to maximize your professional growth and development.
Learn the most effective strategies for building a strategic network that serves you, your organization, and your contacts.
Discover the power of “multipliers,” or activities that help you achieve multiple goals.
Invest in your well-being and work/family balance by applying economic concepts to your decision-making.
Learn strategies for achieving greater work/life balance, including setting priorities and letting go of perfection.
Get practical tips for strong communication with your partner, along with tactics for sharing responsibilities.
Understand the causes of speaking anxiety to help you overcome fear in meetings, presentations, and more.
Engage these four physical behaviors to reduce adrenaline in the moment.
Learn the “tells” of nervousness to help you project confidence on the outside even if you’re feeling anxious internally.
Gain confidence in your ability to perform under pressure with these long-term strategies.
Learn how to develop workplaces that tap everyone’s best work.
Learn three simple, science-based techniques to help you challenge negative thoughts and build confidence and self-efficacy instead.
Approach negotiation in a new light by focusing on problem solving and mutual benefit.
Instead of feeling like a victim when something goes wrong, practice expressing your values in the face of any situation.
Learn how to identify and channel your unique strengths to express the best of yourself in life and work.
Navigate difficult conversations by staying true to yourself and open to alternate points of view.
Why aren’t there more women in leadership? Get the facts in the TED Talk behind Lean In.
Learn about unconscious bias, how it impacts our society, and what you can do to challenge it.
Find the right job for you and return to work with confidence.
Award-winning screenwriter, director, and producer Shonda Rhimes shares how to conquer your fears and find joy by saying yes.
Learn how the skills women use daily can be leveraged to increase professional leadership and success.
Change your reaction to stress by changing the way you think of it.
Introversion expert Susan Cain explains that quiet leaders bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be celebrated.
Renowned Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers a new definition of feminism rooted in inclusion and awareness.
Wharton professor Adam Grant shares the defining characteristics of people who drive creativity—and change in the world.
Neuroscientist Dr. Kristen Race shares practical tips to help women balance work, life, and family and become more resilient to daily stress.
In this humorous talk, sociologist Michael Kimmel explains the benefits for countries, companies, and families when men and women are treated equally.
Learn about the Special Operations team of women who helped break the longstanding barrier against women in the US Armed Forces.
Colin Stokes discusses gender stereotypes in movies and calls for more role models that show the value of teamwork and respecting women.
Roselinde Torres explains that in a world full of leadership programs, the best way to learn how to lead might be right under your nose.
Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy explains how to use your body to increase your confidence and personal presence.
Sheryl Sandberg and LeanIn.Org president Rachel Thomas say the first step is realizing how far we have to go.
Sheryl Sandberg explains the consequences of the gender pay gap and the benefits of closing it.
Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant debunk the outdated notion that women in positions of power don’t support other women.
Women often do the lion’s share of “office housework”—administrative tasks that help but don’t pay off. Find out why women help more but benefit less.
Women walk a tightrope when they speak up at work—either they aren’t heard or are labeled “too aggressive.” Learn more about this bias and how to counter it.
Struggling with bias in your workplace? Learn strategies to ensure that talking about bias leads to positive change.
Getting to gender equality starts with realizing how far we have to go. Learn more—and what you can do about it—in the Women in the Workplace 2017 study.
Women are still paid and promoted at lower rates than men, even though they negotiate just as often. Here are five steps you can take to achieve better outcomes from your negotiation, based on findings from Women in the Workplace 2017.
Closing the gender pay gap would cut poverty for women in half. Discover more benefits of equal pay in this report prepared by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research for Lean In.
In corporate America, women fall behind early and continue to lose ground with every step. Find out why—and what you can do about it—in the Women in the Workplace 2016 study.
Corporate America is not on a path to gender equality. Find out why—and what you can do about it—in the Women in the Workplace 2015 study.
Getting other people excited about your projects is crucial to your success. But it isn’t always easy. This guide will give you tools to bring others on board to help you meet your goals.
Follow this step-by-step guide to write a script for your negotiation and rehearse it with a partner or your Circle. Our advice is backed by research from Women in the Workplace 2017.
This meeting shows you how to use group problem-solving to uncover your individual strengths and turn challenges into opportunities for growth.
This meeting helps you identify and work through situations in which women have to provide more evidence of competence than men to be seen as equally competent.
This meeting helps you develop strategies to walk the tightrope between being perceived as too "masculine" or too "feminine" at work.
This meeting explores how to challenge the bias that mothers are no longer committed or competent at work—or that they shouldn't be.
This meeting focuses on situations in which gender bias against women fuels conflict among women—and gives you tips for supporting your female colleagues.
This meeting focuses on finding and living into your strengths. It’s the first in the five-part “Centered Leadership” series.
This meeting focuses on turning a challenging situation into a learning opportunity. It’s the second in the five-part “Centered Leadership” series.
This meeting focuses on building trust, creating community, and taking your first steps toward forging a sponsor relationship. It’s the third in the five-part “Centered Leadership” series.
This meeting focuses on how you can overcome fear, move into action, and take risks. It’s the fourth in the five-part “Centered Leadership” series.
This meeting explores the sources of our energy and offers strategies for reenergizing and managing work-life demands. It’s the fifth in the five-part “Centered Leadership” series.
This meeting focuses on learning the body languages of authority and approachability to increase your power and influence.
This meeting focuses on letting go of perfection, staying motivated at work, and asking for help when you need it.
This meeting focuses on using economic principles to optimize your decision-making process to invest in yourself and your family.
This guide explains everything you need to know about Lean In Circles. Find out how Circles work and get tips on starting and running your own Circle.