Each Lean In Chapter, such as the Belfast one, is made up of a number of "circles". Circles are a key part of the Lean In ethos. They are small peer groups that meet regularly to learn and grom together.
Circles can be started by anyone and are unique to the people who start them, they all share a common bond: the power of peer support. In the circles members will exchange ideas, network and host events together.
Circles can come in all shapes and sizes. Whether it's a monthly meeting at someone's home, a brown-bag lunch series at work, or even a virtual meet up with people from around the world/country - the important thing is that they get together regularly and that everyone participates.
When creating a circle, LeanIn.org recommends that the circle founder/participants bring together members who are at similar stages of life with similar goals.
While it's possible to invite advisors and mentors to join a particular group it's important Circles are made up of a group of peers. LeanIn.org has also found that small groups work best at around 8-12 members.
To join or find out how to start your own, follow the link to the Hub.
Watch this short video to hear Sheryl Sandberg's 'Invitation to Lean in Circles.'
Together we're better.
Through the power of peer support, Circles are changing lives. While we can’t guarantee you’ll achieve your wildest dream, we can promise that joining a Circle will give you the support to go for it—more than 80% of members say they’re more likely to take on a new challenge or opportunity because of their Circle.
CIRCLES ARE BUILT ON THREE CORE VALUES.