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Supportive women. Peer mentoring.
Networking. Career advice.

Want to build connections and pursue your career goals in a close-knit group of peers? Or discuss working-mom struggles and solutions with women who understand what you’re going through? Looking for tips and encouragement from other career transitioners? Or other job hunters? 

Whatever your stage, needs, or situation, there’s a Circle for you.

FAQ

Liftery is partnering with Lean In to bring Lean In Circles to working moms, returners, job seekers, and women who don’t have access to a Circle in their own companies. Circles are small groups of women that meet on a regular basis for community, peer mentorship, skill building and inspiration. Groups typically hold monthly meetings, facilitated by a dedicated, trained group leader. In each meeting, group members share successes and challenges, and discuss a different topic of relevance to Circle members.

If we don’t currently have a group that works for you, let us know what you need! To be notified about new Circles as they’re created, sign up for our newsletter.

Circles typically meet once or twice a month at a pre-determined time.

Liftery is embarking on a mission to start a worldwide Circles network, with Circles for women at all stages of their careers and a special emphasis on moms and aspiring moms. Whereas many Lean In Circles are company-based, Liftery Circle members can come from any company or be in job seeking mode. Liftery Circles provide leaders who are subject experts, a safe space for discussing issues related to work and work-life integration, as well as a great opportunity for networking with women in other companies. 

Liftery makes this program available free of charge, because we know what you’re carrying and want to provide a safe space where you can share, learn and network. In return, we ask that you commit to showing up and being present for your fellow Circle members.

Click the Join Your Circle button below to see which Circles currently have open registration. Click the Sign Up button for the group you’re interested in joining, and you’ll be brought to the registration form. Once you click Submit, the Circle leader will receive your request and will be in touch with you. (Please note that our leaders are busy moms with businesses of their own, and it could take a few days before you hear from them.) 

If you don’t see a Circle that meets your needs, please let us know what you’re looking for, and we’ll contact you when it’s open for registration. 

Yes, you can join more than one! But please note that your Circle experience will be most rewarding if you are committed to attending regularly, actively participating in meetings and supporting other members! Please only join Circles where you are able to be an active participant.

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Single Working Moms

First meeting : September

Share wins, struggles, advice and know-how in a safe space with other single moms who understand what you’re carrying. 

Circle leader: Jayna Rogers, MPH, NBC-HWC, Health and Wellness Coach and single mom to a 13 year old boy

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Working Moms of Older Teens and Young Adults

Enrolling New Members

If you’re a working or returning mom with all kids older than 15, join us to make connections and share mutual support in a warm, nurturing space! We’ll explore shifting identities, work and career goals, and parental roles — while touching on topics like workplace ageism and self care. 

This Circle will meet online twice a month at 12:30 EST / 9:30 PST on the following Thursdays: 2/8, 2/22, 3/7, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25. 

Circle leader: Elyse Dub, PhD, psychologist and owner of Insight Onsite

Moms in Technology Roles

First meeting: February 15, 2024

Join our community of tech moms for mutual support, advice sharing, and the tools you need to thrive in your career.

This Circle meets the third Thursday of each month at noon EST / 9am PST, starting February 15th.

Circle leader: IT executive and author of Climb, Lead, Succeed, Neelima Mangal

Neurodivergent Working Moms

Enrolling New Members

Celebrate wins, share advice, find mutual support, and discuss techniques to help you thrive both at home and in the workplace — all in a safe space with other neurodivergent moms. 

This Circle will meet online the third Thursday of each month at 3pm EST / noon PST, starting February 15th.

Circle leader: Olivia Radcliffe, fractional CMO, author, and Business / Life Coach for neurodivergent moms and mompreneurs

People Manager Moms

Enrolling New Members

Join our safe space for moms in management to connect, learn, and grow together. Share your experiences, exchange valuable advice, and build your skills with like-minded mamas who understand the unique challenges and opportunities of leadership roles. 

This group will meet on the first Friday of each month at 3pm EST / noon PST, starting on February 2nd. 

Circle leaders: Erin Brenner, founder & Principal Consultant at Brenner Wilshire Consulting, and former Chief Product Development Officer Pear Therapeutics – and – Akansha Aggarwal, Sr. Director, Americas GTM Strategy & Operations at NetApp; Executive and Life Coach

Aspiring People Leader Moms

Enrolling New Members

This Circle is for individual contributor moms who are working toward becoming people managers. We’ll share knowledge, experiences, mutual support and advice to help all of us get to the next level — without sacrificing sleep or family life! 

This group will meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 12:30pm EST / 9:30am PST, starting January 16. No charge to participate.

Circle leader: Shawna Samuel, Executive Coach, founder of The Mental Offload Coaching, podcast host, ex-American Express 

Mom Entrepreneurs

Enrolling New Members

Are you a “mompreneur” who’s building a business or contemplating doing so? Then join us for mutual support, advice sharing, and the tools you need for both you and your business to thrive. 

This Circle meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 2pm EST / 11am PST. No charge to participate.

Circle leader: Jenna Rykiel, Business and Mindset Coach for mom entrepreneurs

Millennial Moms of Dubai

Enrolling New Members

If you’re a working mom residing in Dubai, navigating the delicate intersection of both work and motherhood, this group is a safe space for celebrating wins, targeting challenges, sharing insight, and building empathetic connections. 

This Circle will meet monthly at a group-determined time, starting Thursday, February 8th at 1pm GST. No charge to participate.

Circle leader: Sreeja P. Babu, millennial mom and Marketing Specialist, Apparel Group, ex-Facebook, Google and Bank of America Merrill Lynch

New Moms in India

Enrolling New Members

Connect and grow with other first-time moms transitioning back to the workplace after either a regular or extended maternity leave. Share experiences, discuss challenges, and explore ways to thrive in your new role as a working mom. 

Meetings will take place online at 11am IST on the first and third Saturdays of the month for three months. No charge to participate.

Circle leader: Vipasha Joshi, mom, creator economy expert, ex-Google, diversity leader and coach

Job Search Support

Full

Grow your network, discuss job search techniques, celebrate wins, and find support in a safe space with other job seeking moms. 

This Circle (for women based in the US and Canada) will meet online each Tuesday at 1pm EST / 10am PST for 8 weeks starting January 16th. No charge to participate.

Circle leader: Sindho Channa, Career Matchmaker

Returners

IN PROGRESS

Find support, build connections, and discuss job search strategies with other moms who have taken a 1+ year career break and are actively working on a personal rebrand and re-entry. This Circle will meet online the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 10am PST / 1pm EST. No charge to participate.

Circle leader: Christine Fruehwirth, professional career and life coach specializing in career re-entry