THE DESTINATION FOR WOMEN IN CAREER TRANSITION
 
 
 
 
 
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About us

 
 
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“This program taught me how to articulate my career pause in a non-apologetic, forward-looking way and provided a great cohort for support, and connections through our speakers” (

Erika P. 2017)

Our Beliefs

We have worked with more than 500 women in various phases of their careers since launching our first Career Catalyst in fall 2016 (formerly we were ReBoot Seattle).

Every woman who comes through our door has a unique story to tell, with varying depths of experience and different life choices and goals. Some women want to get back into the workforce after a pause. Others are trying to move into an entirely new field, or go out on their own for the first time.

But nearly every woman we encounter has one thing in common: She knows her career story is far from over.

We believe women should be energized by the work they do. We believe that a woman, at any stage of her career, should be prepared to tap into thriving industries and exciting opportunities as they present themselves. We know that women want to make an impact; they want flexibility; and they want a work life that fits in with the rest of their life.

 

Our Role

Deciding you need a change is the first step; knowing exactly how to make it happen—especially in today’s rapidly changing work world—is daunting.

How do you explain a long gap in your resume? How do you break into a new network of contacts? What are the critical tools you’ll need to navigate the modern work environment? How do you even figure out what you want to do next?

That’s where The Swing Shift comes in. We help cut through the noise, both the chatter in your head and the barrage of information online. We equip you with the essential skills and strategies you’ll need to move into the next chapter of your career, whatever that may be, with clarity, purpose and renewed energy.

With The Swing Shift’s Career Catalyst, you’ll get direct and personal access to a cadre of highly vetted experts, many of whom have walked a similar career journey, and all of whom are well versed in the most current advice and trends for women in career transition. You’ll also have a cohort of other women to support you, inspire you and connect you to an even greater network.

Whether you’re looking to pivot to a new role or field; return to work after an extended break; or go out on your own as a sole proprietor, The Swing Shift can help you push your career to new heights.

 

OUR TEAM

 NANCY MCSHARRY JENSEN   Co-founder & CEO    Career twists & turns:  systems analyst, research director, group product manager, instructor, fundraising chair, mother of two, non-profit co-president, account director, co-founder, CEO   Where I am most happy:  running through the arboretum

NANCY MCSHARRY JENSEN

Co-founder & CEO

Career twists & turns: systems analyst, research director, group product manager, instructor, fundraising chair, mother of two, non-profit co-president, account director, co-founder, CEO

Where I am most happy: running through the arboretum

 SARAH DUENWALD   Co-founder & Program Development    Career twists & turns:  SaaS sales, team manager, gaming & tech sales, mom of two, volunteer of the year, what the heck do I do with my life, information seeker, entrepreneur, co-founder   Where I am most happy:  a weekend with no agenda or to-do lists!

SARAH DUENWALD

Co-founder & Program Development

Career twists & turns: SaaS sales, team manager, gaming & tech sales, mom of two, volunteer of the year, what the heck do I do with my life, information seeker, entrepreneur, co-founder

Where I am most happy: a weekend with no agenda or to-do lists!

 MARY DITTRICH ORTH   Director of Marketing    Career twists & turns : reporter, freelance copywriter, mother of twins, professional volunteer, board president, small business owner, fundraiser, nonprofit consultant, brand and content strategist   Where I am most happy:   traveling to a new place with all my boys, preferably on a bike

MARY DITTRICH ORTH

Director of Marketing

Career twists & turns: reporter, freelance copywriter, mother of twins, professional volunteer, board president, small business owner, fundraiser, nonprofit consultant, brand and content strategist

Where I am most happy:  traveling to a new place with all my boys, preferably on a bike

 HANNAH HOWARD   Co-founder & Head of Operations    Career twists & turns:  operations, product management & marketing, legal clerk, entrepreneur, tech support, surf lifeguard, barista, enthusiastic learner, navigating the US visa system   Where I am most happy:  exploring a Cascade volcano on skis, bike or foot

HANNAH HOWARD

Co-founder & Head of Operations

Career twists & turns: operations, product management & marketing, legal clerk, entrepreneur, tech support, surf lifeguard, barista, enthusiastic learner, navigating the US visa system

Where I am most happy: exploring a Cascade volcano on skis, bike or foot

 
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OUR PARTNERS

 
 

Members of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

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