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#LeanInTogether encourages women to empower each other

Watch: The WNBA’s Candace Parker, Chiney Ogwumike and Elena Delle Donne give powerful messages


The Lean In campaign has expanded and it keeps giving. It urges young women to rely on each other for mentorship. Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg started encouraging women in her 2013 best-selling book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, co-authored with Nell Scovell. In 2014, she followed up with another book, Lean In For Graduates, which encouraged women of color and recent grads.

Sandberg launched #LeanInTogether as part of the Together Women Can campaign. Now, other women are leaning in to help spread the word. Tennis player Serena Williams, actress Kerry Washington and Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly have all joined in.

According to the Lean In website, “women accomplish amazing things when we support each other.”

“When a woman helps another woman, they both benefit. And when women celebrate one another’s accomplishments, we’re all lifted up. Together, women can do more, go further and change the world. Let’s #LeanInTogether,” the site reads.

Check out what these WNBA stars have to say.

Chiney Ogwumike of the Connecticut Sun reminds women that we’re all on the same team.

Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks reflects on leaning in for other women and encouraging her daughter to do the same.

2015 WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky shares the importance of women supporting one another.

Kelley Evans is a digital producer at Andscape. She is a food passionista, helicopter mom and an unapologetic Southerner who spends every night with the cast of The Young and the Restless by way of her couch.