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We need to strive for equality - because less is not acceptable. Lean In is a great community, making the journey towards equality not only meaningful but also fun and personally enriching

Experienced Program Manager for Development Projects, Board member of the glp women’s network

Natalie has created a track record of working in international development. After a decade spent in Asia and Africa, she has returned to Europe, dedicated to not only pursue her professional but also her private passions for politics/activism, writing and design

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Let’s make our world a better place by having more women in power positions.

Experienced Relations Manager at Advance - Gender Equality in Business

Basia, a vibrant and active working mom hailing from Cracow, Poland, has called Switzerland home since 2009. She currently holds the role of Relations Manager at Advance - Gender Equality and serves as the Co-Leader of Lean In Networks Switzerland. Her deep-seated motivation is rooted in a sincere commitment to empower women and uplift local communities.

Constantly on a path of self-reflection and continuous improvement, Basia approaches new challenges with an open mind and a compassionate heart. Her advocacy extends to championing equality and diversity, firmly believing in the transformative power of kindness.

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I have seen that when women come together amazing things happen. With Lean In Switzerland we strive to create meaningful connections between members to grow faster together and achieve things we previously thought impossible.


D&I Professional,

Board Member at Capacity

From Poland, through the Netherlands, Guatemala, Mexico, Denmark and Thailand, Anna’s personal and professional journey has ultimately led her to Switzerland, where she arrived in 2013.

As a Diversity & Inclusion leader she likes to draw from her global experience while also bringing into her work her expertise in gender equality, refugees and migrants in Switzerland, education in Intercultural Communication, her strong business background and because we can't do it alone, her wide-reaching and diverse network. She is a passionate, enthusiastic and driven leader, thriving in a dynamic and multi-cultural environment where pace is fast and the stakes high. She loves to wear multiple hats and apply her hands on, can-do attitude to initiatives that matter. 

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I truly believe in the power of communities which inspire action and connect like-minded individuals. At Lean In Switzerland we connect over shared experiences, encourage each other and provide tools and research to challenge stereotypes and foster equality.


Digital Marketing professional and certified freedom-centered leader

Lidia is an encouraging leader who brings a healthy dose of determination and optimism. She combines her digital marketing expertise with a solid track record in organizing engaging events and conferences, and currently leads the marketing and community engagement teams at Lean In Switzerland. She has contributed to purpose-driven organizations and projects in New Zealand, Germany, Switzerland and Spain.

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