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Lean In Energy and Chronus Partner to Elevate Women in the Workplace with Scalable Mentoring Software

Bellevue, WA – Lean In Energy, an independent affiliated global mentoring community that empowers women in energy, and Chronus, the leader in mentoring software, have partnered to provide more impactful mentoring to women in the energy sector.

Lean In Energy will employ Chronus’ mentoring software in their community in order to increase participant engagement and goal achievement for in-person and virtual participants. The use of software will enable Lean In Energy to scale and meet the high demand for mentorship globally, enabling more access for women in the energy industry.

lean-in-energy-logoBoth Chronus and Lean In Energy are evangelists of the many benefits mentoring affords to personal and professional development and closing the gender diversity gap in the workplace. From improving employee engagement to increasing representation in leadership, mentoring has proven to unlock employee potential and ambition. In fact, one study found that mentoring increased the number of minority women in management by 18 to 24 percent over five years.

“With nearly 1,500 requests globally for mentoring, we are excited to partner with Chronus to meet the mentoring needs of our fast-growing community,” said Katie Mehnert, Founder of Lean In Energy. “This is a good problem to have, however, one we intend to meet with digital tools to help scale. As an all-volunteer organization, this technology automates many aspects of our mentoring program, enabling volunteers to focus on content and member experience. This will provide greater impact by allowing us to serve more women in energy with richer content and meaningful connections.”

Chronus software will enable Lean In Energy members to choose their mentoring preferences, including meet up styles and location, and match accordingly, allowing members to communicate and be mentored on a global, regional or local level—virtually or face-to-face. The software will aid Lean In Energy’s mentoring circles and enable flash mentoring for ad hoc mentoring meet ups. According to Leanin.Org and McKinsey & Company’s  “Women in the Workplace” report, women in circles are more aware of the role that gender plays in the workplace, and are more likely to ask for—and receive—raises and promotions.

“We have helped many organizations establish successful mentoring programs for women and diversity groups, and we’re honored to partner with a vocal and visible leader in the gender diversity mentoring space,” said Seena Mortazavi, CEO of Chronus. “Mentoring is a vital part of emboldening women to rise in the leadership pipeline and achieve professional milestones. Our software aids in this goal, helping organizations like Lean In Energy facilitate impactful mentoring for their members and their community at large.”

This partnership will accelerate both Lean In Energy and Chronus’ mission to empower women through mentoring to achieve their ambitions. To learn more about how mentoring elevates women in the workplace, download the Chronus ebook Modern Mentoring: Emboldening Women in the Workplace.



Lean In Energy is a leading mentoring community for women in energy. From fossil fuel to clean tech energies and the transportation and infrastructure value chains, Lean In Energy is focused on empowering women across the energy value chain to achieve their ambitions through mentoring, education and advocacy, and in turn solve the next generation of challenges by closing the gender gap in energy leadership.  Lean In Energy is an independent organization, affiliated with LeanIn.Org, which works closely with LeanIn.Org to further its mission and is licensed by LeanIn.Org to use the ‘Lean In’ name.

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Chronus is the leader in mentoring software. Our configurable platform is powering hundreds of successful mentoring programs for some of the world’s largest companies, educational institutions, and professional associations. With unique MatchIQ® technology, a guided experience for participants, and the most configurable platform in the industry, Chronus enables mentoring programs to efficiently scale and drive more strategic value for organizations worldwide. Learn more at

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