Lean In Mississippi is a women’s professional group inspired by Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. The mission of the group is to help women in Mississippi advance in their careers by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information in a safe and supportive environment. We are a group that values diversity of age, race, orientation, religion and more. The group is entirely volunteer run.

What to expect:
Expect to be surrounded by women who are energetic, ambitious, bossy, curious, challenging, kind, supportive, authentic and honest. Expect to be asked about your skills, your goals, your dreams and how we can help you get where you need to go.

We will be meeting every other month on the third Thursday of the month, time still TBD but will be evenings after work. Meetings will typically follow a format of arrive/mingle, educational session (e.g., negotiating, how to use social media, interviewing skills, etc.), Q&A, mingle/depart. Meetings will take place in member’s homes, or in publicly available venues (public library, church, etc.) if the group becomes larger than homes can accommodate. [more…]