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Lean In Network, Michigan (Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Marquette, Traverse City, and Surrounding Areas) Speakers Bureau

Speakers are available to present on a variety of topics, including those listed below. If your company or group is interested in featuring us at your next event contact  

Allyship at Work

Allyship at Work teaches employees to recognize their privilege and power to create change, and introduces them to more than 50 research-backed steps they can take to show up as allies. Individual activities, real-life stories, group discussions, and videos help participants develop a shared understanding of allyship and prepare to take action in ways that center impact—and avoid pitfalls like performative allyship or the savior mentality.

McKinsey Women in the Workplace Study

Women in the Workplace is the largest comprehensive study of the state of women in corporate America. Since 2015, LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company have published this report annually to give companies and employees the information they need to advance women and improve gender diversity within their organizations.

The benefits of diversity are proven: new ideas, better results, and happier employees. This report includes concrete, evidence-based steps that organizations can take right now that will make a difference. We hope companies seize this opportunity. We can’t achieve equality until they do.

50 Ways to Fight Bias

Whether deliberate or unconscious, gender bias is holding women back in the workplace and making it difficult for companies to level the playing field. During this workshop, we'll discuss the six most common ways gender bias plays out in the workplace and concrete actions everyone can take to level the playing field and create a more balanced world. From how people of all genders view mothers at work to the compounding effects of double discrimination.

Developed in collaboration with gender experts from the Stanford VMWare Women's Leadership Innovation Lab and Paradigm, a diversity and inclusion strategy consulting firm - participants will leave with research-backed recommendations to combat bias.


#IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond. The goal is to improve the self promotion motivation and skills of women and underrepresented groups. This workshop will highlight to participants the importance of self promotion in their careers and provide them with the tools to practice this skill.

Salary Negotiation Workshop

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Work Smart program is designed to help you negotiate for a new job, raise, or promotion. In the two-hour workshop participants will gain confidence in their negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play and learn:

  • How to identify and articulate personal value

  • How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other negotiation strategies, including how to get a raise or promotion

  • How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits

  • About the wage gap, including its long-term consequences


Why is negotiation so important? AAUW’s research on the gender pay gap shows that, one year out of college, women are already paid significantly less than men. And over a lifetime, those lost potential earnings add up.

Women who negotiate increase their potential to earn higher salaries and better benefits packages. By negotiating fair and equitable salaries, you’ll be better able to pay off loans, buy the things you want and need, and even save for retirement.

This workshop is also available in a version for soon-to-be or recent graduates called Start Smart.

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