Lean In Presents: What Works for Women at Work

Learn how to spot four patterns of gender bias—and hear women’s real-life strategies for navigating them successfully.
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You will learn the four most common patterns of gender bias in the workplace.
You will find out how to spot gender bias in your workplace.
You will gain practical strategies to help you counter gender bias at work.
You will discover how to help your peers avoid the common pitfalls of gender bias.


  • You should have a desire to learn strategies for navigating gender bias in the workplace.
  • You should be willing to explore your life as material for learning.


Four different patterns of gender bias shape today’s workplaces. The "What Works for Women at Work" course will help you spot all four patterns and give you proven strategies successful women use to navigate subtle bias.

LeanIn.Org is committed to offering women the ongoing inspiration and support to help them achieve their goals. This course is a partnership between LeanIn.Org and Joan Williams, distinguished professor of law at the University of California, Hastings College of Law and co-author of "What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know."

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for women of all ages who want to learn how to identify and navigate gender bias in the workplace.

Course content

2 sections5 lectures32m total length
  • Introduction to What Works for Women at Work


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LeanIn.Org is an initiative of the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation to empower women to achieve their ambitions. We run a network of more than 33,000 Circles in cities and on campuses around the world, and they are changing lives. Members are asking for more, stepping outside their comfort zones, and leaning in. Learn more at our website. Let’s #LeanInTogether