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EVENT - Nov 4th - Columbus, Ohio : November Monthly Gathering



Join us for the November LeanIn gathering. We will have coffee, tea and refreshments. 
More details to come. 

Let us know if you have any topics you'd like to discuss or ideas for our next meeting.


Date: November 4th 2017
Time: 1 pm to 2:30 pm 
Location: TBA

RSVP on Meetup. https://www.meetup.com/Lean-In-Columbus
Julene Allen Julene Allen Author

EVENT - Nov 2nd - Columbus, Ohio : Latina Equal Pay Day + Drinks


Let's meet for drinks. Come out on Nov 2nd to acknowledge Latina Equal Pay Day 2017, the day when Latina pay catches up to that of White, non-Hispanic men from the previous year. Working Latina women only make 54 cents to every dollar white, non-hispanic men make. Find out more at https://leanin.org/equalpay and http://latinaequalpay.org/.

We will be meeting at Wolf's Ridge Brewing in the Tap Room for casual drinks, conversation and acknowledgement of this day. Come grab a drink and meet some of the other ladies from our group! (Note, we will still be having our monthly LeanIn gathering the following Saturday, November 4th)

Date: November 2nd, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Wolf's Ridge Brewing215 N. 4th Street, Columbus, OH

RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Lean-In-Columbus/

Julene Allen Julene Allen Author

EVENT - Oct 7th - Columbus, Ohio : October Monthly Gathering


Join us for the October LeanIn gathering. We will have coffee, tea and refreshments. 
More details to come. 
Let me know if you have any topics you'd like to discuss or ideas for our next meeting.

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Date: October 7th
Location: It's Secret! Join the Lean In Columbus on Meetup to learn more! :)
https://www.meetup.com/Lean-In-Columbus
Julene Allen Julene Allen Author

EVENT - Sept 30th - Dayton, Ohio : It Pays to Negotiate!

In the up and coming Lean In Coffee Shop Meeting, learn concrete strategies you can use to effectively negotiate for what you want—and there’s a lot more you can gain than just a salary increase.

You will also learn about the many benefits of negotiating and how gender stereotypes can influence the negotiation process.

Our Lean In Circle bonds over coffee, an occasional glass of wine and friendship. Connecting through Lean In education and conversation, we are building the sort of peer support and sponsorship that's needed to thrive as professionals and leaders.
All are welcome. We are an inclusive community- we welcome any gender and/or anyone facing intersectional challenges.
Moderator:  Brittney Paxton
Please download the following pdf for this up and coming meeting:
Join the Coffee shop Circle for Free! It's where busy women connect to locate sponsorship, mentorship and support! We meet once a month throughout the Dayton, Ohio region!

Date: September 30th
Time: 1:00 to 3:pm easten
Location: Dayton Metro Library, 215 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/LEAN-IN-OHIO/
Julene Allen Julene Allen Author

Coming Together for Hurricane Relief Efforts

By Kelly Daniels and Julene Allen





Hurricane Harvey left people in devastation all over the world. It has been said to have made its way through the Windward Islands, Suriname, Guyana, Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize, Yucat√°n Peninsula, United States, particularly Texas and Louisiana. This week, the  hostile Hurricane Irma pushed its way through the Caribbean and heads toward Florida. Lean In Ohio is asking for your help.

The Lean In Ohio chapter has 385 members according to the LeanIn.Org hub and on Meetup, we have 652 members. Collectively we can make an impact if we each provided a tangible donation (not monetary) towards those being affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma.

Millions of people lose irreplaceable items everyday all over the world. It is hard to even fathom the losses.


We would recommend considering the following as donation:

Feminine hygiene products- tampons, pads, soap, wipes

Baby products- diapers, wipes, rash cream, pack & plays, receiving blankets, clothes!!

Children needs- books, games, coloring books, crayons, journals, stuffed animals, blankets

General (children, women, men) needs- towels, washcloths, socks, underwear, hygiene products, bug spray, shoes, flip-flops, cots, sleeping bags, sweaters, jackets, hats


The following depots, drop-offs, collection sites are legitimate locations for donations.


Dayton, OHIO

How to donate water:

Commercially-bottled water accepted only in case-sized packaging.

The Foodbank

56 Armor Place, Dayton, OH 45417

Through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sinclair Community College

444 West Third Street, Dayton, OH 45402

Building 12, Ponitz Conference Center

Perry Street Circular Driveway – Drive up and drop off

Tuesday, 4-6 p.m.

Wednesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 4-6 p.m.

Friday, 8 a.m. to noon

If you would like to make a donation of the following items:
• Clothes(all sizes)
• Shoes(all sizes)
• School Supplies for children
• Underwear/Socks(all sizes)
• Toiletries, diapers and feminine products

The items can be dropped off at the following locations:

Current Drop off locations:
The Gateway Cathedral
5501 Olive Rd.
Trotwood, OH 45426
(Monday 5:30pm-8:00pm)
(• If no one is there, and your items are bagged, you can set them at the front door under the canopy.)

The Marketplace Movement
3300 W. Third St.
Dayton, OH 45417
(Wednesday 5:30)

New Dimensions COGIC
622 Tyron Ave.
Dayton, OH 45404
Wednesday 6-8pm
For more information contact: Norman J. Scearce III


Columbus, OHIO

As far we know, Columbus sources are directing donors to reputable initiatives outside of the state.
The list is too long to post here. See attached link.
http://www.columbusnavigator.com/hurricane-harvey-donations-columbus/


Cincinnati, OHIO

Give blood-The flooding is also impacting the nation’s blood supply. Hoxworth Blood Center is urging eligible donors, especially those with type O positive blood, to make and keep donation appointments as soon as possible.

Travel and volunteer - Local officials are holding two "Zero to Hero" courses for Cincinnatians who want to travel with them to help with disaster relief. Those will be next Wednesday and Thursday at the Red Cross offices on Dana Avenue. They are free to attend, but you do have to register by calling 513-579-3000.


Matthew 25: Ministries is also sending a team this week. On Sunday, they said they're prepped and loaded, and the Disaster Response Team is on standby.

See attached link for more.
http://www.fox19.com/story/36228139/hurricane-harvey-how-you-can-help

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Recap of August 19th Coffee Shop Meeting in Dayton

From l to r: Vicki Campbell, Marissa Buckles, Julene Allen,  Lyn Hogrefe and Kelly Daniels

On August 19th, Lean In Ohio's Coffee Shop circle, moderated by Marissa Buckles met to discuss the powerful TedTalk by Sheryl Sandberg,  "Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders."

In her talk, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg discusses why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions -- and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.

A Key Takeaway from our discussion:
Women face the likability penalty more than men. For women, likability and success do not pair well. As one member recalled in the workplace, unlikable characteristics can form a wedge between a team leader and her members. So to build bridges, she had to shift her leadership style and explore ways to connect with them. However, as an activist, one member felt that it is a fine line between prioritizing one's popularity as a leader and making choices that would not silence her beliefs and voice. What is your take? Is it important for women to be likable to lead?

In the wake of the former Google employee's sexist 10-page memo, we discussed  how women could be better advocates in the workplace to confront sexism and biases without penalty. As a resource, the book, Feminist Fight Club was recommended by members of the group which encompasses several obstacles women face in the workplace and tactics on how to confront each situation. 

Join us next month!
Our Lean In Circle bonds over coffee, an occasional glass of wine and friendship. Connecting through Lean In education and conversation, we are building the sort of peer support and sponsorship that's needed to thrive as professionals and leaders.

All are welcome. We are an inclusive community- we welcome any gender and/or anyone facing intersectional challenges.

Join us for the next Coffee Shop meeting on September 30th.
{Join our Meetup to follow our event calendar.}

Seeking a way to get involved more? There are opportunities to moderate a Coffee Shop Circle on October 28th & December 16th. Contact us at leanindayton@gmail.com for more info. 
Julene Allen Julene Allen Author

Recap of Lean In Ohio 100 Women Archives Book Release Launch Party


A gracious thank you to the YWCA Dayton for hosting the Lean In Ohio 100 Women Archives Book Release launch event. In attendance, YWCA Dayton's executive director Shannon Isom; Mayor Nan Whaley, current candidate for governor; Lyn Hogrefe, founder and executive director of Happy Hormone Cottage and founder of Women's Health Initiatives Foundation; Dr. Jo Blondin, president of Clark State; Jenny Michael, vice president of marketing and corporate communications at CareSource and many more trailblazing heroines.


From l to r: Dr Jo Blondin, President of Clark State, Julene Allen, Founder of Lean In Ohio, Shannon Isom, Executive Director of YWCA Dayton, Jenny Michael, VP of Marketing and Corporate Communications at CareSource , and Marissa Buckles, Director, Development for Corporate Giving at YWCA Dayton and Board member of Lean In Ohio.


It was a night of women coming together to discuss the power of women supporting women, the need for our leadership to be brave and advocates of both gender and racial diversity.

Thank you to the Lean In Ohio leadership team, Brittney Ranea Paxton, Marissa Buckles and Bhakti Mary for facilitating such a powerful program.


Post the Lean In Ohio 100 Women Archives book release party last week, hosted by YWCA Dayton, some of us gathered together for a connection card activity


Also thank you to Lean In Ohio members Bloom Beloved, Katie Ruef and Marsha Danzig for your tremendous leadership and participation.

In gratitude to Shannon Isom and Audrey Starr, Special Events & Communications Manager at YWCA Dayton.
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