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Join our partner community and help close the gender leadership gap

Company commitment to gender equality is at an all-time high—but women still remain underrepresented at every level.1 That’s where Lean In comes in. We run programs that help women advance and companies create more equal workplaces.

Our partner programs

We work with more than 1,400 organizations, and it’s making a difference: Lean In partners report that more women on their teams are taking the lead and more employees are talking openly about gender issues.

We run three key programs:

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    Lean In Circles
  • 2
    50 Ways to Fight Bias
  • 3
    Women in the Workplace
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Lean In Circles

Whether your goal is skill development, retention, or mentorship at scale, you can tailor your Circles program to complement your existing diversity and inclusion efforts and achieve your organizational goals.

Members meet in small groups about once a month to support one other and learn new skills.

Circles can meet anywhere in or outside of work. Some meet over lunch, in offices, or virtually with employees from several locations.

We make it easy. From meeting guides to an online platform that connects your Circles, we provide all the tools you need to run Circles–for free!

We know they work: 86% of members credit their Circle with a positive change in their lives.

I want to start or join a Circle at my organization
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50 Ways to Fight Bias

About the program

Gender bias is holding women back in the workplace. Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it harder for women to get hired and promoted and negatively impacts their day-to-day work experiences. This hurts women and makes it difficult for companies to level the playing field.

Pairing a card-based activity with a short video series, 50 Ways to Fight Bias gives people the tools to address gender bias head-on.

What makes 50 Ways to Fight Bias effective

Specific and solutions-oriented

Highlights 50 specific examples of gender bias with clear recommendations for what to do—because research shows bias training is more effective when it’s tied to realistic and familiar situations.1

Designed to engage men

Many gender bias trainings leave men feeling attacked or alienated.2 50 Ways is designed to help men play a meaningful role in identifying and combating bias.

Rooted in research

The advice on the cards is based on research from leading experts on gender, diversity, and inclusion. And every situation has been reviewed by experts to ensure that the program addresses the most common and impactful types of bias women face.

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Women in the Workplace

Women in the Workplace is the largest study on the state of women in corporate America. It’s conducted annually by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company. Since 2015, over 300 companies employing more than 15.5 million people have participated.

Help your organization close the gender leadership gap

Women in the Workplace participants get data on their talent pipeline, HR practices, and more. We do this annually so companies can track progress year over year. The idea is that over time, organizations can increase their ability to hire, retain, and promote more women.

Participants in the study receive a confidential benchmarking report at no cost.

Use our materials in trainings, workshops, or Circle meetings

We offer free expert talks and guides on topics from mentorship to building confidence.

Explore our education materials

Join our global network of 1,400+ partners who are publicly committed to gender equality.

Footnotes

  1. Source: According to Women in the Workplace 2017, co-authored by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company.
  2. Rohini Anand and Mary Frances Winters, “A Retrospective View of Corporate Diversity Training from 1964 to the Present,” Academy of Management Learning & Education 7, no. 3 (2008): 356–72, http://www.wintersgroup.com/corporate-diversity-training-1964-to-present.pdf.