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About this Circle
Although our group name says "2016", we are still very active in 2018 and plan to be for many years to come! As the Lean In Circle based in Ballard (Loyal Heights), we are a diverse group of women looking for growth professionally as well as personally. We love meeting and making new friends, and are excited for what the future has in store for us!

Our future meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:30pm at Maria's house in Ballard.

Here are the following meeting dates to add to your calendar:
Tuesday, June 5
Tuesday, August 7
Tuesday, September 4
Tuesday, October 2
Tuesday, November 6
Tuesday, December 4

Our Core Values
1. Confidentiality
a. Please keep what we discuss in the circle confidential.
b. If a member seems like they need help from professional services – counseling, domestic violence support, etc. we can help guide a person to these resources. It is not our job to ‘cure’ each other, but to love and support each other.
2. Communication
a. Please respond to all emails (that require a response) within 48 hours
b. Let Maria know if you cannot make meetings
c. Be prepared to share and connect at meetings
3. Commitment/Accountability
a. Show up to meetings, if you miss multiple meetings in a row or cannot make meeting times, it may be best to try to find another circle.
b. Whatever you bring up in meetings, please be ready to act on (i.e. If you are complaining about your job for 6 months in a row at a meeting – be prepared to take action steps to change this situation)
c. If someone is not sharing or is disconnected at meetings, constantly interrupting or verbally attacking anyone in the group – it is other group members responsibility to check-in 1:1 with the person to see if everything is okay.
4. Silence
a. Phones silent/off during meetings
b. No Interrupting/talking when others are talking.


Belongs to These Chapters
  • Founder

    Maria Ball

    Seattle, WA
  • member

    Emily Alpern Fisch

  • member

    Jane Lindley

    Seattle, WA
  • member

    Marissa Montalbano

    Seattle, WA
  • member

    Erin Glavan

    Seattle, WA
  • member

    Alison Lercher

    Seattle, WA
  • member

    Lauren VanWormer

    Seattle, WA
  • member

    Marisa Bossen

    Seattle, WA
  • member

    Lesley Wang

    Seattle, WA
  • member

    Hongyi Xia