Think about what you want to get out of a Circle before you set out to join one. Since Circles are diverse in setting their purpose and structure, think about what is important for you. Commitment is key, so look for a circle that works with your location and schedule.

How to get connected with a Circle

Go to the Lean In Circles page for the Seattle Chapter to browse and find a Circle that resonates with your interests. Or see the featured Circles below eager for more members. Send a note to the Circle leader and ask to attend a meeting to see if it feels like a good fit!

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Capitol Hill

This is a group for professional women who want to further their personal and professional development while having a bit of fun.

Location: Rotating cafés
Day/Time: Third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm
Moderator: Melissa Pelto

Latinas in Seattle

Our mission is bringing together Latinas and Hispanics in the Seattle vicinity that are seeking professional support and camaraderie. This circle intends to provide guidance and add professional value to each other's lives and help women build a successful professional journey.

Location: Members' Houses
Day/Time: Second Thursday of the month at 6pm
Moderator: Laura Espriu


My Way Eastside

Lean in, lean out, shake it all about. There's no right way to dance through this life. You decide what success looks like and we'll support you to create it. Welcome to Lean In My Way!

Location: Issaquah / Bellevue / Sammamish
Day/Time: Monthly
Moderator: Rachel Rowland


Lean In After 50 (North Seattle)

After 50, we women often encounter a whole new set of perplexing challenges. Bring your unique “after 50” perspective to this Circle of likeminded women who will learn and grow with you. Expect support and inspiration for developing and executing your career goals. Look forward to revealing and rewriting your personal narrative to connect to your powerful inner strength. We value your expertise and life experience!

Location: Rotating home or café in North Seattle
Meets: Second Thursday of the month at 6pm
Moderator: Lisa Weber


Seattle Creatives & Entrepreneurs

Open to all Seattle-area "creative types" and entrepreneurs of any genre—artists, musicians, small business owners, designers, performers, etc. Also open to anyone wishing to bring more creativity into their work and/or private lives! 

Location: Members' Houses
Day/Time: Meets monthly
Moderator: Nikki Dee

Seattle Tech Mentors

Seattle Tech Mentors is a professional resource, a social network and a group where industry professionals in 'technology' come together to share their experiences and importance of mentoring interns, new employees, co-workers, students or even friends! The goal of this circle is for 'mentors' from various tech companies to join forces to promote mentorship and make a meaningful difference in the lives and careers of people around them

Moderator: Urja Gandhi

Accepting New Members: Yes

Make an Impact With Your Strengths

Make an Impact with your Strengths

Let's keep improving our weaknesses but also make an impact at our workplace with the strengths and core competencies that we have! *Corporate Circle: Expedia

Location: Bellevue

Moderator: Ketki Zeveri

Accepting New Members: Yes

Lean In With Your PhD

Lean In With Your PhD

This group is for women with PhDs who are navigating all stages of getting jobs and working in industry or those considering pursuing a PhD and aren’t sure if it’s the right decision for them. Whether you're still in graduate school, are newly graduated, or have been working for a while, this group is for you if you're trying to find your place and provide value outside of academia. We will meet in downtown Seattle at rotating restaurants on the last Tuesday of each month from 6-8pm. We hope to see you there

Moderator: Marisa Bossen

Accepting New Members: Yes

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Impromptu Challenger

The mission of our group is to empower more professional women to speak up in the workplace confidently.

Do you want to improve your faster thinking and be more confident to speak in the public and workplace? Join this Circle to practice impromptu with other members every third of Tuesday night in Seattle area. Challenge yourself becoming a better speaker and make an impact on our community

Meets: Monthly

Accepting New Members: Yes

Moderator: Lydia Huang

Public Office

Public Office

This circle is for womxn who are interested in running for public office, are currently serving in public office, or want to support other womxn leading in public office.

Primary goals are

  • To improve gender and racial equity in public office

  • Identify and implement ways to be directly engaged in public service

  • Support womxn in running, winning and making change in public office.

This is a nonpartisan group that believes in human rights, social justice, and leading with intersectional awareness. Diversity of perspectives is encouraged and valued.

Accepting New Members: Yes

Moderator: Cat Cuevas


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