Research has proved that having a support system has many positive benefits, such as higher levels of well-being, better coping skills and a longer and healthier life. Studies have also shown that social support can reduce depression and anxiety. Giving and receiving support from others is a basic human need.
Although physical distancing is essential to slow the spread of COVID-19, it can leave you feeling isolated and disconnected from your loved ones. During these unprecedented times, relying on our support system is more important than ever. Online events continue to grow with Zoom happy hours, Zoom movie nights, Zoom brunches, but the social settings may not necessarily give you the correct space for the support you need.
The Lean In organization has been supporting the creation and hosting of “circles” for years, both virtually and in person. These circles allow for individuals to connect over shared experiences, build each other up, and cheer each other on. Join us as we discuss the best practices for building a virtual community and using it in ways that best assist you.
Aim Kusuwan – Regional Leader & Business Development, Lean In Singapore & Salesforce
Aim is a Founder & Regional Leader of Lean In Thailand – Bangkok-based Regional Network and partner of LeanIn.Org – the nonprofit organization founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to support the Lean In community and its mission to empower all women to achieve their ambitions. She also serves on the leadership team at Lean In Singapore which brings together a network of 2,400+ women and men to promote gender equality through online campaigns, events and Circles.