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Diary of a High School Lean In Circle

High school senior Jing Qu explains why she started a consciousness-raising group on campus.

Eight Tips for Timid Negotiators

Negotiation expert Becky Shambaugh on the art of asking for what you deserve.

Venus Williams Takes on the Man

A new ESPN documentary explores tennis star Venus Williams’ fight for equal pay.

Stay-at-Home-Dads: We are Leading Men

Forget the rubbish that men should always be the “heads of household." Stay-at-home dad Clay Parker on why he is proud to hold the title.

Women Lean In Worldwide

Author and activist Zainab Salbi on how women across the globe are leaning in to speak their truth.

How to Lean In in High School? Overcome the Fear of Missing Out.

Many teens hold themselves back for fear of "missing out." Alexandra Kukoff, 14, shares her story.

Sheryl Sandberg to Teachers: 'You Are Training Future Leaders'

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg -- the author of Lean In -- addresses teachers at an annual education conference called Edmodocon.

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A Firefighter Camp for Girls

A camp in Virginia aims to change stereotypes around who can be a firefighter.

she++: The Documentary

New documentary seeks to inspire more women to work in technology.

$3.5M needed to save Rosie the Riveter factory

The Willow Run Bomber Plant, where the real life Rosie the Riveter worked, is slated to be demolished.

The Women of Nyamonge Present: Netball

"It's about community. It's about friendship. Netball is for women, mothers and daughters."

NYT Op-Ed: I Do Not Want My Daughter to Be ‘Nice’

Catherine Newman writes about her 10-year-old daughter, Birdy.

Ask for That Raise, Girl

Here are six steps to asking for a raise - and getting it.

"Driven by Gender"

Ezra Klein examines the sexism against janet Yellen for Fed Chair

Lean In Stories

My life did not begin under perfect circumstances, but I had a family who believed I could persevere. I am blessed to know I can be that positive voice and source of support for others.

Read Ty-Licia’s Story

I’m a firm believer that action can solve so many worries, and just powering through, no matter what, can give you the confidence you need when you feel like you’ve got nothing to offer.

Read Reese’s Story

If there is a single trait that all Afghan women share, it’s determination. Put another way, we lean in.

Read Shireen’s Story

Training beside me was a huge shock for many of these young alpha males. Here was a 37-year-old mother of two doing as well or better than almost all of them.

Read Major Jaster’s Story