Lean In chapters from all over Asia gathered in Kuala Lampur on December 3rd, 2016 to launch Lean In Asia, an initiative led by Lean In Malaysia, Lean in China, Lean In Tokyo, and Lean In Pakistan. The one-day summit discussed the experiences of several women from across the region, highlighting both challenges and opportunities of women as professionals and business owners and how addressing barriers can lead to a more inclusive society where everybody benefits. Lean In Thailand joined the launch, with Caterina Meloni of Connecting Founders and Vivian Ke Story of Story Seoul representing the Thai chapter.

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of Lean In, sent her well wishes by video: