Lean in to lead

Why I Started a Lean In Circle

In Meetings by Jason Cortel

Lean In focuses on encouraging women to pursue their ambitions and changes the thinking from what can’t I do to what can I do. A Lean In circle provides ongoing inspiration and support to help women achieve their goals and talk openly about the challenges they face in the work place.

I currently lead a team that has 63 women working in roles from entry level to more advanced, many of which are in informal leadership roles. The purpose of our Lean In circle is to let them know they can achieve whatever they set their mind to. I want to help them learn how to feel good about themselves, to be confident and to be able to take the lead when the opportunity presents itself.

Through their participation in the circle they will be able to pursue their ambitions with bravery and self-confidence that will help them overcome obstacles and criticism whenever they arise. They will be able to break the cycle of interpreting strong female leadership traits differently than we do men. They are learning how to work well with others, respect different opinions and lead with an open heart.

The ladies are seeing that they have a voice that matters and that they are immensely capable. I am honored to help them with that journey.

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Jason Cortel

Jason Cortel

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An accomplished sales and marketing operations executive in demand generation, client services and technical support industries. Jason has proven leadership, strategic planning, and problem solving skills. He is recognized for having the ability to develop client-focused organizational cultures resulting in significantly higher customer satisfaction and retention.
Jason CortelWhy I Started a Lean In Circle