Lean In STL Events

Supporting others through the pandemic (virtual Open Circle meeting)

In times of crisis, even the smallest acts of support can make a difference to others—in addition to renewing your own sense of purpose. In this month's Open Circle meeting, we will review and discuss practical tips for how you can help others in your community, even if you already feel maxed out yourself.

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I am Remarkable Virtual Workshop

#IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements. The workshop will highlight to participants the importance of self promotion in their careers and provide them with the tools to practice this skill. Learn more at: https://iamremarkable.withgoogle.com/

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Virtual Peer Support Power Hour

Peer mentorship is incredibly valuable—and something all women can do for one another. This Peer Support Power Hour activity guides our Circle through the process of working together to come up with creative solutions to problems. Throughout the activity, we’ll rely on the Appreciative Inquiry problem-solving framework, which uses positive questions to uncover strengths and […]

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Coping with COVID-19 (virtual Open Circle meeting)

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, many of us are doing everything we can to stay inside, but it's important that we stay connected. We all need support right now -- and for life to feel as normal as possible. Usually, the challenges we take on together have to do with work and careers. Now the […]

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Setting Your 2020 Goals

Working towards your ambitions can be overwhelming, but there are steps you can take to break down your goals into manageable steps.We will work through an activity that offers goal-setting and time-management activities adapted from best-selling author Laura Vanderkam’s TED Talk, “How to gain control of your free time.” They are designed help you achieve […]

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St Louis Public Library-Buder Branch, St Louis Public Library-Buder Branch
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November Open Circle Meeting – 50 Ways to Fight Bias

Gender bias is holding women back in the workplace. Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it harder for women to get hired and promoted and negatively impacts their day-to-day work experiences. This hurts women and makes it difficult for companies to level the playing field. Pairing a card-based activity with a short video series, 50 […]

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St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis Public Library
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Charting Your Path!

We live in a fast-paced, busy world, where many face the pressure of having it all - navigating a successful career and finding balance at home. And yet, most of us don't know what or where our next step will be, and often don't reflect on our current or past milestones. In this workshop, we […]

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Venture Café St. Louis, Venture Café St. Louis
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Kick-Off Event: Lean In Circles for Union Tradeswomen

NABTU and Build Together are excited to partner with LeanIn.Org on a new program to support and empower women in the trades called Lean In Circles for Union Tradeswomen. This program will connect you with other tradeswomen and help you learn new skills to advocate for yourself at work.Join us on November 6th for a […]

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Teamsters Joint Council Local No 682, Teamsters Joint Council Local No 682
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October Open Circle Meeting – I am Remarkable

#IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond. The workshop will highlight to participants the importance of self promotion in their careers and provide them with the tools to practice this skill. https://www.facebook.com/events/1278262498979279/

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St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis Public Library
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I am Remarkable Workshop at Venture Cafe

#IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond. The workshop will highlight to participants the importance of self promotion in their careers and provide them with the tools to practice this skill. Learn more at: https://iamremarkable.withgoogle.com/https://www.facebook.com/events/242960479982200/

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Venture Café St. Louis, Venture Café St. Louis
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How To Cut Your To-Do List and Get More Done

Instead of doing it all—do what matters most. Learn concrete strategies for prioritizing your time and cutting your to-do list in order to achieve your most important goals and find a better work-life balance. Tiffany Dufu, author of Drop the Ball: Achieving More By Doing Less, helps you figure out which work and family tasks […]

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St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis Public Library
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50 Ways to Fight Bias

The 50 Ways to Fight Bias card activity was developed in collaboration with gender experts from the Stanford VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab and Paradigm, a diversity and inclusion strategy consulting firm.The deck of cards highlights 50 specific examples of gender bias in the workplace, encourages group discussion and problem-solving, and offers research-backed recommendations for […]

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Venture Café St. Louis, Venture Café St. Louis
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Pre-screening of Invisible Warriors Documentary

Invisible Warriors features real pioneers – the first Black women to work in industry and government administrative service.The film is an unforgettable conversation among a diverse group of African American “Rosie the Riveters” who recount what life was really like during World War II. They are hard working underdogs of high character who do battle […]

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Gateway Region YMCA – Training Partner YMCA, Gateway Region YMCA - Training Partner YMCA
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Facebook Live Interview with filmmaker of Invisible Warriors

In partnership with Speak Truth Summit, The Impact Alliance NFP, The Chicago Council on Science & Technology and Studio B Entertainment for our BWEPD Programming.>>>>>>>>>>With a coalition led by Lean In Women of Color, Lean In networks such as Lean In Illinois Lean In Michigan, Lean In STL and Lean In Latina Surge located in […]

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Why you should start a Lean In Circle and how to get started

There are now more than 43,000 Lean In Circles in over 170 countries, and new Circles are starting every day. In the St. Louis area these Circles are happening in the community, military, and in corporations. In these small groups, women get and give peer mentorship, sharpen their skills, and have a place to be […]

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Venture Café St. Louis, Venture Café St. Louis
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How to Take Risks As A Female Leader – Open Circle Meeting

The Centered Leadership model will help you lead with impact, resilience, and fulfillment at work and in your life. There are five parts to Centered Leadership: Meaning, Framing, Connecting, Engaging, and Energizing. Engaging, the focus of this meeting, emphasizes how you can overcome your fears, move into action, and take risks.Activities and discussion guide by […]

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St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis Public Library
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How Successful Women Leaders Build Trust and Community – Open Circle

The Centered Leadership model will help you lead with impact, resilience, and fulfillment at work and in your life. There are five parts to Centered Leadership: Meaning, Framing, Connecting, Engaging, and Energizing. In Connecting, the focus of this meeting, we learn to build trust and form relationships that enable us to have greater impact. Feeling […]

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St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis Public Library
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Gender Pay Gap Discussion at Venture Cafe

Equal Pay Day falls on April 2 this year; it marks the point in the year at which women's earnings will finally match what men made the previous year. To raise awareness about the national gender wage gap, Lean In St. Louis is hosting a panel of women leaders on Thursday, April 11 at Venture […]

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Venture Café St. Louis, Venture Café St. Louis
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Dealing With Challenges as a Female Leader – Open Circle Meeting

The Centered Leadership series helps professional women lead with impact, resilience, and fulfillment at work and in your life. In Part 2, you’ll find out how to take charge of your emotions when things go wrong. You’ll learn how to make the most of every situation—even a really difficult one. And you’ll hear simple steps […]

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St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis Public Library
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How Women Can Lead With Meaning – Open Circle Meeting

Meaning is the anchor of great leadership. You’ll learn simple exercises to uncover your strengths and purpose in life—and find who you truly are. When you know your true strengths, you can draw on them every day to become a stronger, more purposeful leader. This meeting is the first part of the Centered Leadership series. […]

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St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis Public Library
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What Works for Women at Work: Maternal Wall – November Open Circle

Educate yourself on the assumptions motherhood can trigger and learn strategies for avoiding this bias in your workplace.The "What Works for Women at Work" series helps you spot all the four patterns of gender bias that shape today's workplaces and offers proven strategies successful women use to navigate subtle bias. Learn how to identify and […]

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St Louis Public Library – Schlafly Branch, St Louis Public Library - Schlafly Branch
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Lean In at Venture Cafe: Address Unconcious Bias at Work

Closing the gender leadership gap is imperative for organizations that want to perform at the highest levels. Leveraging the full talents of the population provides a competitive advantage; companies with more women in leadership roles perform better, and employees on diverse and inclusive teams put in more effort, stay longer, and demonstrate more commitment. To […]

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Venture Café St. Louis, Venture Café St. Louis
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Lean In at Venture Cafe: Future of Women in the Workplace

For this session we will be joined by Lisa Picker, from the Women's Foundation of Greater Saint Louis to discuss their "Women in the Workplace: Employment Scorecard Report". Attendees will then engage in an interactive session to discuss ideas for changing the workplace experience for women in the future. https://www.facebook.com/events/1024320881058894/

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Venture Café St. Louis, Venture Café St. Louis
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What Works for Women at Work: The Tightrope – October Open Circle

Learn how to successfully walk the tightrope between being perceived as too “masculine” or too “feminine”. In October, we'll discuss the 3rd of 4 topics related to gender bias in the workplace.The "What Works for Women at Work" series helps you spot all the four patterns of gender bias that shape today's workplaces and offers […]

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St Louis Public Library – Schlafly Branch, St Louis Public Library - Schlafly Branch
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What Works for Women at Work: Prove It Again – September Open Circle

Break the cycle of having to prove yourself repeatedly with these tactics for demonstrating competence. In September, we'll discuss the 2nd of 4 topics related to gender bias in the workplace.The "What Works for Women at Work" series helps you spot all the four patterns of gender bias that shape today's workplaces and offers proven […]

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St Louis Public Library – Schlafly Branch, St Louis Public Library - Schlafly Branch
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The New Norm: Getting to 50/50 at Home

How do you create and maintain a 50/50 partnership? Women still do a majority of housework and childcare, and in many cases men's careers get prioritized. Approach your relationship as a true partner. Couples who share responsibilities are stronger—and their children benefit from seeing their parents model equality. We'll discuss tips for how to support […]

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Venture Café St. Louis, Venture Café St. Louis
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What Works for Women at Work: Tug of War – August Open Circle

The "What Works for Women at Work" series helps you spot all the four patterns of gender bias that shape today's workplaces and offers proven strategies successful women use to navigate subtle bias. Learn how to identify and work through situations in which women have to provide more evidence of competence than men to be […]

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St Louis Public Library – Schlafly Branch, St Louis Public Library - Schlafly Branch
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Facing Your Fears and Taking Risks

Join us this Thursday at Venture Cafe for an evening focused on women in technology and business. We'll be leading a session at 7pm in the Chuck Berry room. The goal of this session is to develop strategies to make you more comfortable facing your fears and taking risks. We'll be using resources by Joanna […]

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Venture Café St. Louis, Venture Café St. Louis
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What Works for Women At Work: Prove It Again Bias – Open Circle

The "What Works for Women at Work" series helps you spot all the four patterns of gender bias that shape today's workplaces and offers proven strategies successful women use to navigate subtle bias. Learn how to identify and work through situations in which women have to provide more evidence of competence than men to be […]

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St Louis Public Library-Buder Branch, St Louis Public Library-Buder Branch
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Negotiation Workshop – Venture Cafe session

April 10th is Equal Pay Day. In recognition of this day and as part of our ongoing work to empower women to get the pay they deserve, Lean In STL will be at Venture Cafe on April 12th to lead a workshop on building negotiation skills. More details coming soon.https://www.facebook.com/events/419734588458455/

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Venture Café St. Louis, Venture Café St. Louis
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Self-Care After Sexual Harassment – Open Circle Meeting

For this meeting, we'll be using a guide designed for people who have been sexually harassed. It will teach you the psychological effects of harassment and help you brainstorm strategies for coping. Each step is based on findings from research in psychology.Resources were created in partnership between Lean In and Jennifer Freyd, professor of psychology […]

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St Louis Public Library-Buder Branch, St Louis Public Library-Buder Branch
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How to Talk About Sexual Harassment – Venture Cafe session

Sexual harassment is hard to talk about. If you’ve been harassed, you may experience trauma, shame, or anxiety. If someone you know tells you they’ve been harassed, it can be hard to know what to say. No matter which side of the conversation you're on, this session is designed to help you talk about it […]

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Venture Café St. Louis, Venture Café St. Louis
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How to Manage Your Inner Critic – Open Circle Meeting

Your thoughts are not necessarily facts. Women often rate their performance and abilities at work more negatively than men (often unknowingly), and when this inner critic is in charge, it can adversely affect your perceptions, decisions, and actions. We'll discuss simple, science-based tools and techniques to challenge those negative, inner critic thoughts and build confidence […]

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St Louis County Library/Daniel Boone Branch, St Louis County Library/Daniel Boone Branch
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Building the Leader in You – Venture Cafe session

Join Lean In STL at Venture Cafe as we lead an activity and discussion around what makes a good leader. As a group, we'll discuss the characteristics of leaders that have had a positive impact on our lives and each take a personal leadership inventory to identify our own strengths.We'll be in the James Crutchfield […]

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Venture Café St. Louis, Venture Café St. Louis
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Communicating with Confidence – Open Circle Meeting

Many people think of confidence as a feeling. But in reality, it’s a set of behaviors that you can change and improve over time. By acting confidently, particularly at the start of your career, you can influence how others perceive you and change how you feel about yourself. Hear expert insights and real-life examples from […]

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St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis Public Library
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Self-Care – Lean In STL Open Circle Meeting

Our topic for November is Self-Care. We'll be using resources from the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. This will include a taking a personal assessment and developing our own self-care plans."Self-care refers to activities and practices that we can engage in on a regular basis to reduce stress and maintain and enhance our […]

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St Louis Public Library-Buder Branch, St Louis Public Library-Buder Branch
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STL Young Professionals Circle: Circle Meet and Greet

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Cantina Laredo, Cantina Laredo
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Building Effective Networks – Open Circle Meeting

Almost everyone agrees that networking is important, but we often struggle to find the time and energy we need to build our networks. We will be encouraged to think about networking as a critical part of how we get things done. We'll learn the downsides of having a homogenous network and the most effective ways […]

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St Louis Public Library-Buder Branch, St Louis Public Library-Buder Branch
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Lean In STL at Venture Cafe

In this session, Eva and Patty from Lean In STL will facilitate the group through a connection activity used in Lean In Circles. Lean In connection activities are focused on sharing personal stories and benefiting from each other's ideas, experiences, and support. The Connection Card activity uses a deck of cards to facilitate the process […]

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Venture Café St. Louis, Venture Café St. Louis
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Lean In STL Open Circle Kick-off

Lean In Circles are small groups who meet regularly to learn and grow together, and they're changing lives. Women are asking for more, stepping outside their comfort zones, and leaning in.The St. Louis Chapter is now launching an open Circle, in which anyone can attend. This will be a great chance to take part in […]

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St. Louis County Library, St. Louis County Library
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Lean In STL at Venture Cafe

So often, the biggest obstacle in pursuing our ambitions is fear. In this session, Eva and Patty from Lean In STL will challenge attendees to dig deep and ask themselves this profound question that comes up often in the book ‘Lean In’ by Sheryl Sandberg, “What would you do if you were not afraid?” We’ll […]

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Venture Café St. Louis, Venture Café St. Louis
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Happy Hour and Watch Party – Wonder Woman!

Lean In STL is getting together for happy hour and a viewing of Wonder Woman! We will meet for happy hour prior to the show and then head in together to watch the movie. Any one is welcome, so please feel free to bring a friend. UPDATE: Location Details Below!Happy Hour Location: Eau Cafe at […]

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The Chase Park Plaza, The Chase Park Plaza
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Personal Finance Event

Lean In STL and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis have partnered to create an event to empower and educate women on important personal finance topics and jobs at the Fed, and to provide networking discussion about the ways gender and race have historically affected economic outcomes.Bill Emmons, Assistant Vice President and Lead Economist […]

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
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Lean In STL “Confidence in Motion” Kick-Off

Research shows that we are more confident and are able to learn and accomplish more in small groups. Lean In STL exists as a community that supports each other to go after our dreams with gusto!We are having an event Wednesday, September 28th to kick off Confidence in Motion, a new year long series of […]

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Boileau Hall SLU, Boileau Hall SLU
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August Lean In Power Connecting Event

This is the third installment of the Power Connection Series. For this event, we will meet outside of Venture Cafe for this outdoor activity.POWER CONNECTING SERIES with the Saint Louis Regional Lean In ChapterHave you ever left a networking event with a pocket full of business cards but that feeling of regret that you didn’t […]

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Venture Café St. Louis, Venture Café St. Louis
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Lean In Power Connecting Community Event

*We'll be in the James Crutchfield Room*POWER CONNECTING SERIES with the Saint Louis Regional Lean In ChapterHave you ever left a networking event with a pocket full of business cards but that feeling of regret that you didn’t connect DEEPLY with anyone? This series of events is designed to create a meaningful experience of connection […]

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Venture Café St. Louis, Venture Café St. Louis
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Lean In Power Connecting Community Event

**EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT**We'll be in the James Crutchfield RoomThis meeting will be part 1 of a 3 part 'Power Connecting Series'. More info on the series below, this week's activity is Connection Cards.-----Hello Lean In St Louis! We have an event this week that is open to all looking to meet some new people and get […]

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Venture Cafe – St. Louis, Venture Cafe - St. Louis
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