In Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In, she describes the confidence gap that exists between men and women. Women consistently doubt their abilities, while men generally approach challenges with the sense that even if they are not totally prepared, they will figure it out. Thus Sandberg urged women to lean in instead of shrinking away when they are presented with a challenging opportunity - when you feel that self-doubt arise, summon the opposite impulse - don’t run, lean in.

Lean In’s most recent campaign #LeanInTogether seeks to combat a gender stereotype that undercuts women’s most powerful strength: our capacity for and inclination toward close relationships and collaboration with - other women.

The Archer School for Girls, Marlborough School, Marymount High School, and Westridge School have launched a collaborative campaign to combat the pervasive myth that girls are natural enemies. In and among girls’ schools, nothing could be further from the truth. In a girls’ school, a palpable sisterhood emerges - one that is deeply supportive and empowering, engendering relationships that last a lifetime.

We look forward to sharing updates with you throughout the school year. Join the conversation at #LAGirlsSchools #LeanInTogether.

“Together we can do more, go further and can change the world.” - LeanIn.org

“We are more powerful when we empower each other
We are more courageous when we encourage each other
We are allies, not rivals.
When women lean in together, we accomplish amazing things”
-Lean In