How to Build a Circle of Women?
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 and resources available to us. WIL Circles are connected to Lean In’s website to streamline communication and information sharing between and among Circle Coordinators, Circle Leaders, and Circle members.
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.