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Fall Circles Kickoff | RISE: Circle Growth and Engagement

  • MG2 1101 2nd Avenue #100 Seattle, WA, 98101 United States (map)


Great question! Circles are small groups—typically 8 to 12 members—that meet regularly to learn and grow together. There are more than 33,000 Circles in 150 countries and on more than 900 college campuses! At Lean In Seattle, we like to say that Circles are where the “rubber meets the road.” In essence, it’s where we see the most impact in moving women forward.

Circles are a vital part of the Lean In experience - the place where you’ll cultivate a supportive community, accountability and the encouragement to grow. Join Lean In Seattle on October 13th to discover how powerful Circles can be in giving you the boost of motivation, inspiration, and confidence to pursue your goals.

Lean In Circles are powerful for three reasons:

  • Meet Together. When you have the support and encouragement of a small, trusted group, you can reach your goals with more confidence.

  • Share Together. Circles are about encouraging each other and learning from each other's experiences and ideas. You'll benefit from everyone's best thinking.

  • Learn Together. By making learning a priority, you'll gain useful skills working through topics as a group.

Our October Fall Circles Kickoff event is for all members of our community who may be

  • Curious about what a Circle is

  • Looking for a Circle to join

  • Wanting to start a Circle

  • Looking for more members to join an existing Circle

At this event, we’ll host a panel of experienced Circle leaders and break out into small groups. You'll discover how powerful Circles can be in giving you the boost of energy and confidence to pursue your goals. And, we’ll give you the opportunity to connect with new Circles at Circle sign-up stations. You can chat with members about their Circles to help find the right one for you.

This event will be ALL ABOUT CIRCLES . . . and it’s going to be awesome.

Here's how people who are new to Circles can to prepare and participate:

  • RSVP for the event today! This event is free to attend.

  • Review resources about Circles fundamentals on and our website to learn more about Circles. Make a note of any questions that you have about Circles, you will be able to ask them at this event.

  • Check out our Circles Resource pages and brainstorm about what you hope to gain in your life from joining/starting a Circle.

  • Browse local Circles to see which ones are accepting new members. There are almost 100 locally!

  • Attend this event. Ask your questions. Learn about the Circles experience. Circles that are looking for members will be available to speak with you at the event. Our goal is that you find a Circle!

Here's how existing Circles who are looking for new members can prepare and participate:


9:00 am | Arrival + Check In

9:30 am | Welcome + Intro to Lean In Circles

10:00 am | Panel of Existing Circle Leaders

10:30 am | Pop-up Circle Meetings

11:30 am | Circle Stations to Find Your Circle

12:00 pm | Event Wrap


Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018

Time: 9:00 am — 12:00 pm

Location: MG2, 1101 2nd Avenue #100, Seattle, WA, 98101


This event is free to attend.


Lean In Seattle would like to welcome members with different mobility abilities to join us at this event. The MG2 is a partner in the quest for accessible spaces. There is a wheelchair accessible ramp at the venue entrance. The elevator to the event space and restrooms in the venue are ADA approved.


Public transit, ridesharing, and bicycling encouraged


3rd and Seneca: Diamond Parking, 1201 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101. Enter on Seneca. Short 5-minute walk to MG2.

1st and Spring: LAZ Parking, 1102 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104.  Parking structure opens at 9 am. Parking structure entrance is located on First Ave between Spring St and Seneca Street. Take the garage elevator to Level 1, where you will be directed to the check-in table

2nd and Seneca: LAZ Parking, 1191 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101.  Parking structure entrances are located on Seneca St and Spring Street between First Ave and Second Avenue. Take the garage elevators to the lobby of the Second & Seneca building (Safeco Building), exit the lobby, and walk towards Spring St to MG2’s main entrance on Second Ave.

Later Event: October 20
Circles: Moderator Support