It depends on what you’re trying to accomplish. Company Circles programs come in different shapes and sizes—they usually consist of women at similar levels, but they can also consist of employees of different genders at different stages of their career. For example, if you want to create a program focused on peer support, we know from social science research that women are more likely to share openly in a group of all women. If your mission is to bring diverse people together to talk about what we can all do to combat gender bias, a mixed-gender group is better. Just be specific about your goal to set your Circles up for success.
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- What are Lean In Circles?
- What is Network?
- How can I start Lean In Circles at my organization?
- My organization is outside of the United States. Can we still launch a Circles program?
- What is the difference between Lean In Circles at companies and Lean In partners?
- Who should I invite to join my company’s Circles program?
- Is it necessary to recruit senior leaders to support my Lean In program?
- What are Circle moderators?
- Do Circles usually have one moderator, or more?
- Should I encourage Circle moderators to set a goal or theme for their Circle?