YPO’s Women’s International Network Partners With Lean In

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DALLAS – March 11, 2013 – The Women’s International Network (WIN) of Young Presidents’Organization (YPO) is partnering with Facebook COO and YPO member Sheryl Sandberg and her organization Lean In, to address the stalled percentage of women in business leadership roles during the past 10 years.

YPO is a global organization of 20,000 young chief executives in more than 120 countries. WIN provides a unique forum for women leaders to share successes, challenges and experiences within the YPO structure. 
Lean In’s aspiration is to create a community dedicated to encouraging women to “lean in to their ambitions” and empower each other. With the help of WIN, the organization will offer practical, ongoing support through an active online community; education content focused on the skills women need to succeed; and small, local peer groups dubbed “Lean In Circles.”
“YPO and its Women’s International Network are leaning in because we understand how important it is to support and foster female leaders around the world,” said YPO International Chairman Chuck Davis. “YPO is proud to be one of Lean In’s founding partners.”
WIN members will be trained as master moderators and start Lean In Circles at their own businesses or in their communities where women can discuss challenges unique to businesswomen in a confidential setting. The individual groups will connect online to similar circles around the world.
“Lean In combines the best of social networking, online learning and small peer groups to create a community that can move us towards a more equal world,” said Lean In Co-founder Sandberg. “As we start using the talents of the entire population, our institutions will be more productive, our homes will be happier, and our children will no longer be held back by narrow stereotypes.”


Sparked by Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to LeadLeanIn.Org consists of three integrated programs. 1) Lean In Community brings women and men together to share stories and have daily conversations around topics that will help them achieve their goals. 2) Lean In Education offers access to free online lectures, produced in collaboration with the Clayman Institute for Gender Studies at Stanford University, on topics including creating successful teams, combating gender bias, negotiating, and advocating for your ideas. 3) Lean In Circles are small groups that meet monthly to learn together and share experiences in an atmosphere of confidentiality and trust. For more information, visit www.LeanIn.Org or facebook.com/leaninorg.

About YPO

YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) is a not-for-profit, global network of young chief executives connected around the shared mission of becoming Better Leaders Through Education and Idea ExchangeTM. Founded in 1950, YPO today provides 20,000 peers and their families in more than 120 countries with access to unique experiences, world-class resources, alliances with top learning institutions, and specialized Networks that help them enhance their business, community and personal leadership. Altogether, YPO member-run companies employ more than 15 million people around the world and generate US$6 trillion in annual revenues. For more information, visit www.ypo.org. Also see us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


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