Lean In Agile is a movement for women, by women and of women designed to amplify the voices, talents and experiences of women within the
Lean and Agile communities across the globe. As an international alliance, LIA connects women worldwide so that their experiences and expertises
as Lean and Agile practitioners can be leveraged for these women to make a difference in the world for themselves and for each other.
To be the world's leading platform for women in Lean and Agile practice and leadership.
To enable women to shape their own journeys not just for their own professional and personal development, but also to “Lean In” to each other by applying Lean and Agile principles.
Expand the presence and visibility of women within existing Lean and Agile conferences across the globe, as well as design additional conferences to fulfill the Lean In Agile movement’s mission.
Coach organizations in actively seeking and promoting women Agilists at all levels. Identify
and coach women candidates to create strong applicant pool for organizational strategy and change roles.
Amplify women’s voices and experiences by supporting each other in creating and sharing new perspectives through a range of channels, including social media and book publishing, to establish their credibility and authority.
Initiate local groups called Spirals to link women agilists for a mutually reinforcing support structure. Expand the capability and communal strength of Spirals by enabling cross pollination between Spirals across the globe for a powerful international and multicultural network.
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We intend to pursue this vision through three linked approaches.
Create a community of women (through “Spirals” which are local groups) to help us engage, collaborate and create amazing things.
Expand our visibility and leadership within the Agile community, in terms of conferences, thought leadership, consulting and industry leadership positions.
Creating spaces (regional, national and global gatherings) for women agilists to expand their horizons by offering to and seeking from each other.
Apply Lean and Agile values, principles and practices to shape a stronger global community.
Encourage women to ask for help as well as to reach out and help.
Go beyond the traditional, hierarchical mentor/mentee model to recognize the multi-dimensionality of our experiences and strengths.
You are not alone: Identify key roles by participating in Spiral, to create a “Team YOU” for professional and personal growth: Coach, Mentor, Facilitator, Counselor, Reviewer and more.
Build conference and organizational collaborations: Coach conference organizers and Agile organizations across the globe to exemplify gender diversity and inclusion.
Increase the number of women who organize, facilitate, review, volunteer and speak at Lean and Agile conferences.
profile and promote women in the Lean and Agile communities through interviews, podcasts, webinars, blogs and more.
Community outreach: Support girls in STEAM and Agile in Education movements to develop the next generation of women Agilists.