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There’s power in women coming together

At the heart of Lean In’s global community are Circles: small groups of women who come together regularly to support each other. And right now, we’re leaning on each other more than ever.

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What are Circles all about?

Leaning in is not a solo sport. In a world where women still face gender bias and other barriers at work, Circles are a safe space to share our experiences, build each other up, and cheer each other on. 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 be there for you.

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How Circles work

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.

Interested? 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 an Open Circle Meeting

Not quite ready to start your own Circle? Come (virtually) meet us and experience what a Circle is like. You’ll join a Zoom call with women from around the world and break out into small groups to connect and share. From juggling work and home life to coping with job loss, this space is an opportunity to speak openly about the challenges you’re facing and swap strategies for overcoming them.

Join an Open Circle Meeting

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

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