TaskRabbit is thrilled to announce today that it has signed on as a launch partner for LeanIn.org. Catalyzed by the book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In’s mission is to create a global community dedicated to supporting women “leaning in” to their ambitions. With an all-female C-Suite and incredible women at every level of the organization, TaskRabbit is a natural partner for this incredible new movement.
[pullthis]“TaskRabbit is leaning in because we’ve seen first-hand what happens when women lead,” said TaskRabbit founder and CEO Leah Busque. “Talented, dedicated men and women at all levels and in all departments have built this company and helped shape a movement in the technology world, and I look forward to further championing this ideology as a Lean In partner.”[/pullthis][pullshow]
As a Lean In launch partner, TaskRabbit joins an impressive array of companies and organizations including Linkedin, Google, Virgin America, American Express, and Teach for America.
LeanIn.org consists of three integrated programs. First, the Lean In Community, an online group tightly integrated with Facebook, provides daily access to inspirational ideas and people, conversations on topics, and insight from senior leaders across business, government, and academia. Stories of women, such as TaskRabbit’s COO, Stacy Brown-Philpot, and men who have overcome challenges and personal uncertainty to “lean in” to their ambitions are shared to provide inspiration and a sense of empowerment for Lean In members.
Next, the Lean In Education program, a video series in partnership with The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University, is an educational resource for Lean In members to learn first-hand the essential tools needed to succeed in business, with topics ranging from negotiation skills to team dynamics. Finally, Lean In Circles present an opportunity for women to participate in structured group meetings to explore professional topics and exchange personal experiences in an out-of-the-office atmosphere.
“Lean In combines the best of social networking, online learning, and small peer groups to create a community that can move us towards a more equal world,” said Sheryl Sandberg, a co-founder of Lean In and the chief operating officer of Facebook.