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CONNECT: Circle Support + Resources | Lean-In-Athon

  • Galvanize 111 South Jackson Street Seattle, WA, 98104 United States (map)

The second event in our CIRCLES: Support and Resources series will be a Lean-In-Athon, a Lean In Hackathon! 

Join us for a fun and dynamic morning with activities designed to support members who are in transition, looking to grow, and looking to give back. We have carefully and inclusively crafted this event to provide opportunities for individual growth and community collaboration—to move members forward wherever they are in their personal, professional, or Circle journeys.

Please join us for our first Lean-In-Athon event at Galvanize in Seattle!



Speed Networking - A dynamic, timed, and fun way to promote connections within the community.

Mini-Mentoring - Lean In Seattle Leaders will share mentorship and opportunities to connect with peers in the following areas: Negotiation, Entrepreneurship, Increasing Minority Representation, Communication, Career Change, Parenthood.

Wins & Challenges - This session will be a platform for you to share the details of both the milestones you have reached in 2018 and how you have you overcome roadblocks and challenges along the way. Peer-to-peer mentorship.


Salary Negotiation - This training is designed for attendees who will be negotiating their salary in the second quarter. This session is limited to 10 people and will be offered again in August and November. Trainer: Christine Owner

Moderator Training - This session is for Circle Moderators who want to build their skills and for individuals who are interested in starting a circle or becoming circle moderators.Trainer: Kinga Vincent

A resource to prepare for Moderator Training:

Women in Cloud Opportunity Circle - This is a very special opportunity for entrepreneurs to meet the executive leaders the Women In Cloud initiative. Trainers: Carrie Francey, Chaitra Vedullapalli, Jacqueline Touma, Jen Dawson, and Karen Fassio

Social Inclusion: How to Host a Pop-Up Circle Event - Lean In Seattle wants you to connect and build community by hosting small socially inclusive events. Come learn how to set up a free social event and to share it on our social media platforms. Trainer: Ashlea Elliott

Be Heard: Impromptu Public Speaking - We want members to have their voices and ideas heard – at events, as part of our team, within Circles settings, and within your personal and professional lives. One skill that makes it possible for full participation in these settings is impromptu speaking skills. This session is for individuals with beginning to intermediate levels of impromptu public speaking skills. Trainer: Lydia Huang

Circles 101 - This session is for new members who are interested in learning more about Circles, members of Circles who have gone through changes and are looking for support, and members looking to establish Circle goals. Trainer: Laura Espiru

2018 Wins Celebrations - Share your wins! Tell us how you are moving women forward or how you have moved forward this year. Help Us Design Future Programming to Move Women Forward. Trainer: Carolina Hileman


 8:30 am | Doors Open
 9:30am | Event Start + Welcome + Lean In Announcements
  9:45am | Lean-In-Athon
 11:00am | Break Out Sessions: CONNECT: Circle Support and Resources
 11:45am | Wrap up
12:00pm | CLOSE


Streets around Galvanize have 2-hour and 4-hour options. The nearest lot is Diamond Parking at 305 1st Ave S., Seattle, WA 98104.