Lean In circles are small communities that are a result of Facebook COO Sheryl Sanderg's best-selling book, Lean In, which encourages women to achieve their professional goals by changing the conversation from what women can't do to what women can do.
Lean In circles are used as a space for women to openly share their struggles when it comes to achieving their goals, and be able to be supported by other women who want to see them succeed. Through this circle, we are very much planning to build a community that is supportive and nurturing, filled with members who will help each other as they pursue different academic, professional or personal goals. We also want this circle to be more than that- we want our members to have thoughtful conversations about gender and equality and most importantly, what we ourselves (and others) can do to contribute towards a more equitable society.
We are planning to have 1-2 sessions every month and our sessions will be carried out across a variety of formats, ranging from a movie night followed by a discussion session, group sports sessions (MCO willing!), reflection circles and more! Members will be communicated beforehand about the structure of the sessions.