A recent article about women coders in The Times of India included ABI’s Lean-In Circles initiative. Geetha Kannan provides a great quote, describing what Lean-In Circles hopes to achieve for professional women in India.
From the article:
A recent Accenture report said that 72% of Indian women have turned down or did not pursue a job because they were concerned about its impact on their work-life balance. “The challenge is to plug the leaky pipeline. We want to encourage women in computing to collaborate across many different facets of the industry to create a larger network of women within the technical community,” said Geetha Kannan, head, India chapter at Anita Borg Institute (ABI) that connects, inspires, and guides women in computing. ABI has tied up with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in the US to launch Lean-In circles, where groups of women meet virtually and offline to study a course curriculum and interact with women leaders. “We want to have lean-in circles in India too to develop communities with technical expertise,” added Kannan.