For International Women’s Day and beyond, let’s build a more equitable workplace

Women have made important gains in representation in the last few years. But we're still a long way from equality.

Lean In’s research shows that bias contributes to women being passed over for jobs and promotions, and almost 60% of women regularly experience microaggressions at work. Additionally, for many women, finding meaningful support at work is a major challenge. About 20% of women say they’re often the only woman in the room at work.

Knowing that these issues exist isn’t enough. We all need to take action and #EmbraceEquity — on International Women’s Day and beyond.

Lean In’s research-backed programs help companies create inclusive workplace cultures and connect women with the mentorship and guidance they need to reach their goals.

Help empower one another to learn more and drive real change by downloading and using the free IWD 2023 Lean In toolkits:

Forge equitable workplaces using 50 Ways to Fight Bias

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50 Ways to Fight Bias is a free training program to empower all employees to identify and challenge bias head-on.

In this one-to two-hour IWD 50 Ways to Fight Bias workshop (optimized for virtual sessions), teams will:

  • Watch a short video to learn about the most common types of biases that women face at work — including the compounding discrimination women face based on their race, sexual orientation, disability, or other aspects of their identity
  • Discuss specific examples of bias, brainstorm solutions together, and learn research-backed recommendations for what to do
  • Commit to one action they will take as individuals to #EmbraceEquity this year

Need help getting started?

Sign up  to attend 50 Ways to Fight Bias Moderator Training to learn directly from the Lean In team how to run this impactful workshop for International Women's Day and beyond.

50 Ways to Fight Bias has been used by thousands of organizations, including Amazon, PayPal, Walmart, and the Wharton MBA Program. And it works. 95% of program participants are more committed to challenging bias, and 96% of managers feel better equipped to talk about bias with their teams.

Help women go further with Lean In Circles

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Lean In Circles provide women in organizations with the peer mentorship and support they need to advance.

Circles provide a space where women can come together in small groups across roles and levels to get peer-to-peer mentorship, connect with each other, recognize and combat gender bias, and build leadership skills.

In this 60-to 90-minute workshop (optimized for virtual sessions), teams will:

  • Get a snapshot of the latest data on how bias impacts women at work, from Lean In and McKinsey’s Women in the Workplace report
  • Participate in an interactive connection activity (available in seven languages) where participants will experience the power of peer mentorship and support for themselves
  • Learn what Lean In Circles are and how participants can continue to #EmbraceEquity this year by starting their own Circle

Need help getting started?

Sign up to attend the live training How to Bring Lean In Circles to Your Company to get advice directly from the Lean In team.

More than 74,000 Lean In Circles have been started in 181 countries and at over 3,000 companies — including P&G, Salesforce, and Medtronic. Companies of all sizes use Lean In Circles to help connect women with the peer support they need to reach their goals.

Want to learn more about building an equitable workplace?

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