The Kauffman Foundation recently announced a partnership with Lean In, a nonprofit organization founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg that is committed to offering women encouragement and support to achieve their goals—specifically to help cultivate more balanced teams and more female leaders and entrepreneurs.
"Our founder Ewing Kauffman saw building companies as one of the most effective ways to realize individual promise and spur the economy," said Lesa Mitchell, vice president of Innovation and Networks at the Kauffman Foundation.
"We hope to encourage, educate and support women of all ages and backgrounds who want to start and grow their own firms."
To help spread the word about Lean In's resources, organizations and individuals interested in the cause are welcome to join the conversation online and use the free materials and programs on leanin.org.
Though some of the materials are tailored for women, there also is valuable information on topics that are universally important, such as successful teams and combating the negative effects of gender bias.
On leanin.org, you can:
How to Build a Vibrant Startup Community—Through 1 Million Cups
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy