By MAUDE NAVARRE, Editor-in-Chief
February 24, 2014
Rachel Thomas is President of the Lean In Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to offering women the ongoing support and practical skills to lean into their ambitions and achieve their goals. Before joining Lean In, Rachel cofounded and served as President and CMO of Subtext, the first collaborative reading platform for K12 schools. Prior to Subtext, Rachel was VP of marketing for Playdom, a leading social gaming company acquired by Disney in July 2010. Rachel has also led large-scale strategy and marketing initiatives for a number of well-known consumer and technology brands, and founded and ran a successful Web 1.0 recruitment firm called BrainTrust. Rachel currently serves as an advisor to Callaway Digital Arts, a developer of mobile and tablet products for children and their families, and lives in Palo Alto with her husband Scott and two young children Gavin and Haley. Rachel graduated with honors from Georgetown University.
BT: Lean In began essentially as a message to women, in its original incarnation. How have you gone about articulating that message in a concrete and tangible way, and how did the Lean In circles help bridge this gap?