That depends! In some organizations, this is a crucial first step, but in others, it is not necessary. When possible, we encourage you to ask your CEO or another senior leader to be an advocate for the program and encourage employees to sign up. You may also want to ask these executives to meet with or mentor your Circles. It’s a great way for them to show that supporting women is a priority and hear directly from women in your organization. It also helps to get vocal and respected coworkers at all levels of the organization to participate.
Articles in this section
- 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?