How to Build a Circle
Building a Circle is easier than you think! All you have to do is follow the steps below:
- Sign up
- Meet with WIL staff to define your Circle
- Attend a 1-hour training session
- Let SC WIL handle administrative legwork to get your Circle off the ground
- Host your first meeting!
SC WIL will source all the curriculum and resources you need to make your Circle a success. The widespread adoption of virtual resources presented us with the opportunity to partner with Lean In, the global organization founded by Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. The partnership connects WIL’s Circles of Women with Lean In’s global community of 50,000 Circles in 184 countries and makes all of their training, resources, and meeting guides available to us, as seen below.
This partnership allows us to reach women from any connected location who previously may not have participated in person due to constraints of time and location. We will continue to offer Circle activities virtually through the pandemic and beyond, incorporating in-person activities when they are again safe and chosen by individual Circle groups.
SC WIL Circles are also independent of the Lean In circles, giving us the opportunity to access their plentiful resources while also building our own, often in collaboration with other partner organizations.