Immediate Release: Extending an Arm to Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland and Toledo...

Bhakti Mary, Founder of Lean In's Wright Women Military Circle affiliated with Wright Patterson Air Force Base, also Co Leader of Lean In Ohio.

The Lean In Ohio Chapter was recently launched due to an expansion of the Lean In Dayton Chapter. Lean In Ohio plans to extend an arm to cities in Ohio such as Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland and Toledo. The chapter is being led by Julene Allen, a LeanIn.Org Regional Leader which there are only approximately fifty in the world, though there are 28,000 circles in 141 countries. Lean In Ohio's mission is to empower women through its educational interview series and Lean In Circles.

Lean In Ohio will expand the Lean In Dayton 100 Women interviews series throughout the state of Ohio, renaming it Lean In Ohio 100 Women. Though the interview series has published its 25th interview with women leaders throughout the Dayton region, it will expand to encompass more cities in Ohio. The interview series will continue its mission to interview women of significance such as legislators, educators, nonprofit and for-profit leaders. These are women who are not only leaning into their careers but their communities as volunteers, mentors and role models.  The Lean In Ohio Chapter is a stakeholder in empowering women for leadership. The state of Ohio is rich with women serving at the top, who influence and inspire those that are aiming to get there. The chapter has devoted itself to bridging the gap between both established and developing leaders.

Lean In Ohio invites members to join or start a circle. Currently, Lean In Ohio funnels a military and veterans circle affiliated with the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and a Coffee Shop Circle which travels to trendy coffee shops to hold women’s empowerment discussions. Lean In Ohio plans to incorporate additional circles within its programmings such as a feminist book club,  and a travel and adventure circle for women who are looking to step outside of their comfort zone.

LeanIn.Org Regional Leaders in San Francisco California: Mary Dove of Lean In NYC, Julene Allen of Lean In Ohio, Sarah Joyce of Lean In Boston, Nuala Murphy of Lean In Belfast, Katie Miserany ( LeanIn.org Team Marketing), Gina Richards of P and G Leans In

Leaders of an existing circle who are interested in collaboration and support can join the Lean In Ohio Chapter by sending a request to join on LeanIn.Org. Or members who are ready to launch their first circle can visit the chapter’s website to get started. Additionally, members who would like to run a circle but are in need of foundational training to develop strong circles could sign up through Lean In Ohio's website.

Lean In Ohio holds regular meetings with its members. Professionals and leaders who join can locate powerful peer support by participating in chapter activities. Also, the chapter organizes educational events such as film screenings, lectures, and talks. To join the chapter for free, sign up on the web at http://leanincircles.org/chapter/lean-in-ohio.

For the chapter’s website, visit www.leaninohio.com.

Media Contact: Email Julene Allen, Founder of Lean In Ohio and a LeanIn.Org Regional Leader at info@leaninohio.com.
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