Leadership Circles for womxn in design




Within is a collection of content and experiences for womxn in design and technology. Built around connection, reflection, learning and creativity, each experience is crafted to bring together a community and conversation that inspires womxn to lead as their full selves.

Building on the success of our retreats, Within is expanding by launching Leadership Circles in select cities in January 2020.

At my Within Circle, I found an incredible, supportive community of inspiring women leaders—and for the first time, I didn’t feel alone. Through the work that we did together, I developed an understanding of what my skills were, what made me unique, and what I wanted. With that insight and coaching, I developed the confidence to make moves that significantly advanced my career and personal happiness.
— Angel Steger, Growth Design Director at Dropbox


Within Leadership Circles provide a safe, intimate environment for exploring and discussing key leadership themes (and challenges) with peers. Leverage the group's experience, knowledge and creativity to strengthen your own skills and leadership techniques.

Leadership Circles are three-hour sessions with two parts:


Facilitated discussion around common design leadership challenges


Peer coaching circle where each participant can receive input on their specific challenges


Within has personally selected and trained City Leads from the local design community to facilitate the Leadership Circles.


The circle is a membership model and will be based in six different cities (Los Angeles, New York City, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC.)

Memberships are a six month commitment. Upon becoming a member in their city, participants will be invited to six monthly Leadership Circles with a small group of selected design leaders. Each session will include dinner, drinks and workshop materials.

In addition (and beyond the six months), members will receive access to:

  • A private Within Slack channel for ongoing, asynchronous support from your Leadership Circle

  • Access to the exclusive, invite-only Within community Slack group—a highly curated group of experienced design leaders for ongoing connection, learning and support

A six month membership costs $600.

Applications closed.

Meet the
LA leads

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Lauryn Morris

Recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, Lauryn Morris is a Designer and Product Strategist with a focus on wearable technology and multi-sensory devices. Before joining Snap Inc. in 2014 to help create Spectacles, Lauryn spent a decade designing consumer products, including several years focusing on eyewear design and other wearable objects. Along with design, Lauryn is passionate about vintage cars, photography, and reconnecting with nature in the high desert.

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Brooklyn brown

Brooklyn Brown is a digital product design lead, currently working on developer tools for Microsoft from the comfort of her home in Los Angeles. She began her career in graphic and brand identity design and transitioned to product design after finishing her MFA at Art Center’s Media Design Practices program. When she’s not on her laptop, she likes to travel, hang out with her dog Ripley, watch sci-fi movies, and practice photography.