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The Department of Defense is committed to recruiting and retaining the very best of the Nation's talent and values the strengths inherent in its diverse workforce. To better leverage those strengths, the Department should offer support structures to encourage diverse leadership. To that end, the DoD is partnering with Leanln.Org to launch Lean In Circles throughout the department, all military branches, and the United States Coast Guard, as of September 21, 2015. Leanln.Org is the nonprofit organization founded by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg to empower all women to achieve their ambitions.

Lean In Circles are small peer groups who meet regularly to learn and grow together. Female service members who participate in Lean In Circles feel more connected to the women and men in their units and are more comfortable talking openly about gender issues in the military. Lean In Circles will enable both female and male service members and DoD civilians to come together to share experiences and advice on overcoming challenges in the military and the Department, and create a safe and confidential place to discuss gender issues. Thirty years of social science research has shown that people learn and accomplish more in groups, making Lean In Circles a fit for our military model of teamwork.

Lean In Circles are allowed to meet monthly, for a reasonable duration before, after or during work hours, and to make reasonable use of DoD spaces such as conference rooms, meeting areas, and break rooms. I encourage service members and civilian employees to participate in these peer mentoring relationships and believe that doing so will improve the retention of women and support them in their career development and growth.

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Lean In Circles Fact Sheet: defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/Lean_In_Circles_Fact_SheetFINAL.pdf
Chapter Leaders
  • Leader

    Emily Koh

    Lean In Leader
    San Francisco, CA
  • Founder

    Erika Cashin

    Regional Leaderi
    St Paul, MN

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The 1st Combat Camera Squadron is a tenant unit at Joint Base Charleston. It is the largest active duty Combat Camera unit in the Air Force. This circle is to provide the women of …

1st Combat Camera Sq

North Charleston, SC
5 Members

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Learning and Growing together - it's a team sport in A5/8. This group meets monthly in the Pentagon. Must have Pentagon access to participate. “All of the top achievers I know…

A5/8 Lean In

Washington, DC
9 Members

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AF Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) San Antonio Lean In chapter aims to provide a peer mentoring network to share ideas, experiences and advice for overcoming challenges and advancing…

AFCEC - San Antonio

San Antonio, TX
9 Members

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Open for all participants on Barksdale AFB and throughout AFGSC!!! :)

AFGSC

Barksdale AFB, LA
26 Members

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To provide a forum for connection and discussion. This circle supports members of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) community and meets monthly at the Russell-…

AFOSI Lean In

Quantico, Virginia
5 Members

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Lean IN circle comprised of AFRC personnel.

AFRC HQ

Online-only
15 Members

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Circle created for women and men in the Air Force EOD community to come together and learn and grow together.

Air Force EOD

Online-only
1 Members

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United States Military Academy Corbin Forum Mentoring Circle

Amelia Earhart

United States Military Academy
10 Members

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Any and all Army National Guard Women

ArmyNGWomen

Bangor, Maine
5 Members

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To enable female DoD civilians to come together to share experiences and advice on overcoming challenges in the Department, and create a safe and confidential place to discuss gend…

Aspire 2 Achieve - Fort Irwin, CA

Fort Irwin, CA
1 Members

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Leanin/Military - Aurora, Colorado for interested members living/working in or around Aurora, Colorado, including individuals at DHA/Aurora. This group is open to both active duty…

Aurora-Colorado

Aurora, CO
10 Members

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Barksdale Air Force Base's goal as a Lean In Circle is to inspire and support women to reach their full potential.

BarksdaleAFB

Shreveport, LA
41 Members

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Providing a forum for cadets to discuss, share, and learn about topics they are passionate about.

Cadets Lean In

United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)
4 Members

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Providing a forum for cadets to discuss, share, and learn about the topics they are passionate about.

Cadet's Stand Up

United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)
6 Members

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The Camp Lejeune Lean In Circle will provide support for women Marines as well as other women leaders in the Camp Lejeune area. This circle welcomes all leadership from the Marine…

Camp Lejeune All Ranks

Camp Lejeune, NC
48 Members

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This is designed to support women in the military catering to women of all ranks that are attempting to advance themselves professionally and personally. Group members offer advic…

Combat Boots and High Heels

Online-only
25 Members

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Started by the MXG, we aim to foster bonds, mentors and learning experiences to assist members in attaining their personal and career goals.

CTANG

East Granby, CT
10 Members

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Women Who Lead is a group dedicated to creating efficiencies and a better bottom line for the Defense Health Agency located in the Washington, DC, metro area. We are a non-federal…

DHA Women Who Lead

Falls Church, VA
7 Members

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The purpose of this group is to connect leaders at Little Rock AFB and discuss topics of leadership in order to educate, empower, and encourage each other while we strive towards a…

Diversity In Leadership

Little Rock, AR
8 Members

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This circle is for female students of all ranks/services at DLI who are working to advance themselves professionally and personally. Together we will share advice and learn from ea…

DLI Staff

Monterey, CA
1 Members

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This circle is for female students of all ranks/services at DLI who are working to advance themselves professionally and personally. Together we will share advice and learn from ea…

DLI Students

Monterey, CA
2 Members

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Closing this Circle and Advising everyone to Join the Lean In Pentagon group.

DoD Civilian

Washington, D.C., DC
13 Members

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Meaning: Ductus Exemplo is Latin for "lead by example.” Motto: "Exemplo plus quam ratione vivimus" which means "we live more by example than by reason". Vision: To empower …

Ductus Exemplo Consilium

Online-only
14 Members

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This circle is part of the Margaret Corbin Forum mentoring group at USMA.

Eleanor Roosevelt

United States Military Academy
7 Members

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Initial Circle at USAFA for both PP and Cadets.

Falcon

United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)
19 Members

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A leadership and mentorship opportunity

FE Warren

Cheyenne, Wyoming
3 Members

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Lean in military circle - comprised of the early adopters!

First Adopters

Online-only
9 Members

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Fort Leonard Wood Sisters In Arms EDUCATE MENTOR EMPOWER Email: FLWSIAs@gmail.com

FLW Sisters in Arms

Fort Leonard Wood, MO
15 Members

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Women in government collaborating and supporting each other.

Fort Meade Lean In

Fort Meade, MD
2 Members

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Women army officers engaged in problem solving for long term excellence.

Future Mil Execs

Online-only
4 Members

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The German armed forces, the Bundeswehr, first allowed female soldiers to join its ranks forteen years ago. Today, it's not unusual to see women in uniform serving in the Bundesweh…

german armed forces

Nuremberg, Deutschland
1 Members

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Girl Docs is formed from physicians at David Grant Medical Center who are committed to improving leadership in medicine and the military.

Girl Docs

Fairfield, CA
8 Members

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Women across Goodfellow AFB mentoring, guiding and helping other women to be successful in all aspects of their life.

Goodfellow Women Wingmen Warriors

San Angelo, TX
48 Members

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Supporting the personal and professional development of communicators at GAFB.

GoodfellowAFB-Comm

San Angelo, TX
3 Members

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This is our "virtual Circle" to bring together GSACEP leaders to Lean In across the globe.

GSACEP Online Circle

Online-only
2 Members

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The mission of the CEC and Seabee WPN is to promote diversity within the CEC; E-7 and above, OF-07 enlisted community, and Naval Construction Force; fostering professional, persona…

Hawaii Region CEC and Seabee WPN

JBPHH, HI
4 Members

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Primarily Norfolk based military leaders selected for command, in command, aspiring to command, or having had command, and our professional friends.

In Command

Norfolk, VA
26 Members

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A support group to empower one another, exchange useful ideas, and provide coaching and mentorship.

Islandtreasures

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
1 Members

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Providing peer-to-peer mentorship opportunities to promote diversified leadership within our military culture. This Circle is open to all members of Langley AFB, regardless of bran…

JBLE

Hampton, VA
14 Members

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This circle is for military women of all ranks and branches of the military. This circle meets once a month to motivate, inspire and grow each other. Together we can reach our pe…

Joint Base San Antonio-All Ranks

San Antonio, TX
8 Members

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A peer mentorship support group that cuts across traditional age, location, career fields and rank structures. Where female service members can learn and grow together, share expe…

Las Bucaneras

Carolina, Puerto Rico
3 Members

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We want to provide a safe and engaging space for women of all ranks in our command to share and grow together through monthly meetings and networking.

Lean - In NIOC Norfolk

Norfolk, VA
2 Members

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Mentoring leaders in the Altus Air Force Base community.

Lean In Altus

Altus, OK
10 Members

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Lean In Barksdale Sister Chiefs serves as a group for Chief Master Sergeants at Barksdale. This peer group circle is created to share experiences and advice on overcoming challenge…

Lean in Barksdale Sister Chiefs

Barksdale AFB, LA
5 Members

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This circle supports members of the Defense Media Activity (DMA) community and is open to all members (Men, Women, Civilian and Military) willing to support and empower women in th…

Lean in DMA HQ

Fort Meade, MD
13 Members

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WeConnect which forms a relationship. Relationships create the ability to influence. Influence leads to inspiration. Inspiration helps people believe they are capable. Believin…

Lean In Eielson

Eielson AFB, AK
2 Members

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Service Women Encouraging, Empowering, and Thriving. This group is for military members and supporters interested in mentorship, professional development, networking, and friendshi…

Lean In Key West

Key West, FL
3 Members

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Life at a UPT base can get crazy; maintaining and honing your skills as an officer and leader can get overrun by all the activity. This group's purpose is to provide the opportuni…

Lean in Laughlin

Laughlin AFB, TX
13 Members

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Professional military women engaging in conversation, inspiration and support as we tackle career/ life challenges and milestones...Believe in yourself, negotiate and follow your d…

Lean In Malmstrom

Great Falls, MT
13 Members

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This circle meets monthly aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, with the goal of encouraging military women to "lean in." This circle is open to both women and men.

Lean In Miramar

San Diego, CA
9 Members

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This circle supports members of the Department of Defense community and meets monthly at the Pentagon. Members must have Pentagon building access (U.S. military CAC, DoD civilian …

Lean In Pentagon

Arlington, VA
143 Members

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The Ramstein Air Base Circle is open to all members, military and civilian, men and women, who are dedicated to encouraging diverse leadership and empowering all women to achieve t…

Lean In Ramstein

Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
7 Members

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Lean In Sister Chiefs serves as a group for Chief Master Sergeants across the United States Air Force. This peer group circle is created to share experiences and advice on overcom…

Lean In Sister Chiefs

Online-only
32 Members

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Team Offutt's Lean In Circles provide Personal and Professional Development to those who participate. These circles will address, those aspects of life that can become challenging…

Lean In Team Offutt

Offutt AFB, NE
4 Members

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Our goal is to inspire and motivate leaders. We embrace the innovation of the Lean In philosophy and help each other in this very important endeavor of achieving our goals and cho…

Lean In Wisconsin Guard

Madison, WI
3 Members

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Creating an environment for open communication to increase dynamic contributions and promote teamwork in order to empower future generations of leaders.

Let's Connect JBPH-H

Honolulu, Hawaii
17 Members

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"Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide." "Success doesn't come to you, you go to it" …

Marva Collins

Tampa, FL
3 Members

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Island life can be amazing but it can also be a challenge...the fun, fabulous & fierce ladies of the Marine Corps Base Hawaii/Oahu Military Community are ready to band together and…

MCBH Super Wahine

Marine Corps Base Hawaii, HI
7 Members

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Our members are resident students at Marine Corps University. Our goal is to network, build bonds and mentor each other on issues unique to military women.

MCU

Quantico, VA
10 Members

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Lean In Military Network Facebook group

Military Network Facebook Group

Online-only
4 Members

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Past, Present, and Future Strong Women in the Military! It is our job as women to ensure the Army and outside organizations continue to thrive and develop with women involved in d…

MilitaryWomenStrong

Online-only
10 Members

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The Minot AFB Lean In Circle is open to all members, military and civilian, men and women, who are dedicated to promoting the Department of Defense efforts to encourage diverse lea…

Minot AFB

Minot AFB, ND
65 Members

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This circle is for us to share experiences and advice on overcoming challenges as women in the military music community, and create a safe and confidential place to discuss gender …

Navy Musicians

Online-only
5 Members

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The Department of Defense is committed to recruiting and retaining the very best of the Nation's talent and values the strengths inherent in its diverse workforce. To better levera…

Nellis Lean In Circle

Las Vegas, NV
33 Members

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Greetings! The Newport Naval Station Circle started in 2013 with a small group of women representing Active Duty, Civilian, and Government Contractors working in various organizati…

Newport Naval Station

Newport, RI
10 Members

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NGA's Federal Women's Program Council proudly sponsors Lean In Circles at NGA. Please contact the Council POC's for more details

NGA FWPC

Springfield, VA
1 Members

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Our goals are to support and develop women's health professionals to reach personal and professional milestones.

NMCSD Women's Health

San Diego, CA
5 Members

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My goal is to help promote knowledge and growth for all military members. I am aiming to build a solid foundation of mentorship and self improvement goals. I want to provide servic…

Okinawa Lean In

Okinawa, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
1 Members

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This circle was born out of informal lunches and dinners with other officers in Okinawa. The goal of this circle is to build a network of professionals to encourage our continued …

Okinawa Officers

Okinawa, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
32 Members

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Women serving in the U.S. military face challenges of inclusion that are both similar to and different from civilian workplace challenges. Our aim is to discuss research in the fi…

Okinawa Strong

Okinawa, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
2 Members

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This circle is open to all military women, whether active duty, retired, or honorably separated, in the San Diego County area. Navy, Army, Marine, Air Force and National Guard (bo…

San Diego County Military Chapter

San Diego, CA
52 Members

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Women from diverse backgrounds who meet regularly to nurture each others confidence and keep one another focus on their goals.

ScottAirmen

Scott AFB, IL
90 Members

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A circle to support women at work and in leadership, particularly in the military. A circle that works to find constructive solutions to issues and concerns confronted by members.…

SFO FT Macon

Atlantic Beach, NC
1 Members

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We're a Lean In Circle for faculty of the Air Force's Squadron Officer School. We meet to share our stories and help one another grow so that all of our members feel more connecte…

SOS Faculty

Montgomery, AL
2 Members

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Upcoming Meetings: 6 May, 1000-1100, 1F6 - Topic: Space 101 - All you need to know in 20 min or less! 18 July, 1400-1500, STRAT Theater - Topic: Leadership Panel w/ Ms. Kelley & …

STRAT Women

Omaha, NE
42 Members

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Service Women Encouraging, Empowering, and Thriving. This group is for military members and supporters interested in mentorship, professional development, networking, and friendshi…

SWEET

Kings Bay, GA
3 Members

About this Circle

Our Mission: Our purpose is to start a focused conversation on how to approach our unique challenges as women in the military. We provide a venue for a network of women mentors s…

The Mentor Connection

Vandenberg AFB, CA
3 Members

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Military women at Travis AFB, CA

Travis AFB Lean In

Online-only
1 Members

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The goal of this circle is to establish a continuous discussion regarding gender issues in the Marine Corps and aboard MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, in order to ensure continued equal o…

Twentynine Palms Officers

Twentynine Palms, CA
2 Members

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A circle for USAF officer women AND men to lean in together. Men asking for mentorship on how to best engage in the Lean In philosophy. Women being willing to work through men's …

USAF Officers Lean In Together

Online-only
31 Members

About this Circle

This Circle is open to all members of the USU community. It is a forum for all to learn to "lean in" . . . in the academic setting and beyond.

USU Lean In

Bethesda, MD
24 Members

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This group is designed for Total Force women to lean in together to provide support, camaraderie, and mentorship through personal and professional seminars, forums, workshops, and …

Vance connect

Enid, OK
14 Members

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This group is designed for female aviators at Vance AFB (student pilots and instructors past and present). The purpose of this group is to: 1) mentor young pilots, 2) foster camara…

Vance Supergirls

Enid, OK
9 Members

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The goal of the Vermont National Guard Military Women's Circle is to provide a forum for the men and women military members and their families a consolidated place to learn about o…

VTNG Military Women

Online-only
9 Members

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Meet Together. From the support and encouragement of a small, trusted group, we can reach our personal and professional goals with more confidence. Share Together. Encourage and…

White House Military Office

Washington, D.C., DC
14 Members

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A forum where individuals can connect, discuss, collaborate and impact the future for women.

Women in Leadership - AU

Montgomery, AL
5 Members

About this Circle

The goals of this circle is simple: To provide an environment where women can discuss and share different experiences and challenges they have faced in their careers and ways to…

Women Leading Women

San Antonio, TX
8 Members

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This circle promotes mentorship, resilency, empowerment, and sharing of experiences for the professional military female enlisted and officer ranks. We hold monthly meetings on Os…

Women of Osan

Osan-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
9 Members

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The New Mexico Group of Women's Mentorship Network (WMN) is an all-volunteer, decentralized, values-based organization dedicated to the mentorship of Military Women. The network is…

Women's Mentorship Network-NM

Albuquerque, NM
1 Members

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Wright Women unites women affiliated with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, whether they are active duty, civilian employees, spouses, or community members who care about issues fac…

Wright Women

Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
45 Members

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Our goal is to inspire and motivate leaders to promote equality. We will meet monthly in the Pentagon so members must have access to the Pentagon Campus.

Air Staff

Washington, DC
14 Members

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This is the circle for Lean In Military Chapter Leaders.

Lean In Military Chapter Leaders

Online-only
6 Members

About this Circle

Participants: Active duty military and DoD civilians. Goal: Empower members to break down the barriers which promote gender inequality expanding opportunities for women to achi…

Lean In NH Jacksonville

Jacksonville, FL
8 Members

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NSRDEC's Lean In Circle This group is intended to encourage everyone at the US Army NSRDEC to go after their goals while also promoting networking and mentorship.

NSRDEC

Natick, MA
11 Members

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A mentorship community for female Sailors stationed aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln.

USS Abraham Lincoln

Newport News, VA
11 Members