Welcome to the Lean In Military Chapter, a network of Circles across the Department of Defense and all branches of the US military. Join the Chapter below - it only takes a minute!
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
Emily KohLean In LeaderSan Francisco, CA
Erika CashinRegional LeaderiSt Paul, MN
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