ELA x Lean In Circle Application 2021

Applications are open from 8th March 2021 and reviewed on a rolling basis so fill in your application quick if you're interested in joining our Lean In Circle. We endeavour to inform all applicants of the outcome of their application within 2 weeks of their application submission.

What is a Lean In circle? 🤔

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.

Application information ℹ️

1. No prior work experience or specific academic experience is needed.

2. Female applicants only (though some events will be open to male participants and information of these events will be circulated on Emerging Leaders Asia's (@emergingleadersasia) Instagram page).

Who can I reach out to if I would like more information?

  1. Charis Chan (Email/WhatsApp)

Think you have what it takes to leave an impact? Join us now!