OUR APPROACH

Grass root level Change

Traditional approach to diversity and inclusion is top-down where employers run surveys, facilitate diversity and inclusion trainings and set goals to hire employees from diverse background. This approach doesn't change fundamental beliefs and culture. For example, in some industries men are judged for taking parental leave or flexible work arrangements.

What we suggest is to launch employee led circles to create space for open discussions and share experiences. This will involve employees at grass root level change. Design employee experience, policies and initiatives for diverse workforce by observing needs surfaced from the discussions within circles.

Our Partner Programs

Learn more about our company partner programs that help women advance and organisations challenge bias.

50 WAYS TO FIGHT BIAS 

Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias is holding women back in the workplace. Pairing a virtual activity with short videos, 50 Ways gives leaders and employees the tools to address bias head-on.

We facilitate this workshop for your circle or company-for free.

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I AM REMARKABLE

#IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and other underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond.

We facilitate this workshop for your circle or company-for free.

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LEAN IN CIRCLES
Circles are easy to get started and many companies plug them into Employee Resource Groups and Learning and Development initiatives. We make it simple to launch and scale your Circles program—and tailor it to your existing diversity and inclusion efforts.
And it’s all completely free.
 
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CONTACT US

Contact Melbourne Lean In team to know more about our company program and how we can help achieve your diversity and inclusion goal.

The impact of Circles

Whether your objective is to support, retain, or mentor your women employees—here’s how our free Circles program can help you achieve your organizational goals.

IMPROVED WORKFORCE PARTICIPATION 

Circles encourage members to discuss new ideas and practice new skills together. Members also benefit from the insights and expertise of their peers, which can be just as effective as traditional mentor-mentee relationships. Women who are part of Circles are also more likely to offer to mentor.

Source : Leanin.org

BETTER ORGANISATIONAL PERFORMANCE
Circles build better leaders—with moderators gaining valuable facilitation and management experience. Women in Circles are more confident and ambitious–and more likely to get promoted. And 73% of women in Circles feel equipped to be better leaders as a result of being part of a Circle.

Source : Leanin.org
POSITIVE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE 

Women who participate in Circles are more likely to think that their company is doing what it takes to improve gender diversity and more likely to talk openly about gender issues in the workplace. Companies can design employee experience, by observing needs surfaced from the discussions within circles. 

Source : Leanin.org

LEAN IN CORPORATE CIRCLES

What are Circles?

Connect and support the women at your organisation with Lean In Circles.

Circles are small groups of women who come together regularly to mentor and support each other. Right now, Circles are meeting virtually to support each other through the Covid-19 crisis—by connecting over shared experiences, giving and receiving advice, and problem-solving together. Circles are active in over 180 countries and more than 3000 companies are running them for their women employees, including P&G, Amazon, Coca-Cola, and Airbnb.

Read more about Lean In company Circles program here.

3000+

Organisations

50,000+

Circles

170+

Countries

 

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