Who We Are

The Swing Shift is a female-founded company dedicated to lifting barriers that impede women from finding meaningful work. We strive to ensure that every woman is empowered with the best mindset, skills, and strategies to guide her own career trajectory through life’s inevitable twist and turns.​​

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NANCY JENSEN

Co-Founder & CEO

Hometown: Hanover, MA

 

Career Shifts: 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

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SARAH DUENWALD

Co-Founder & Program Development

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MARY DITTRICH ORTH

Content Contributor

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NANCY JENSEN

Co-Founder & CEO

Hometown: Hanover, MA

 

Career Shifts: 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 & Head of Operations & Programming

Hometown: Brookings, OR

 

Career Shifts: SaaS sales, team manager, gaming & tech consulting,

mom of two, board member, champion of gender equity, entrepreneur, co-founder

 

 

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

JESSICA MITCHELL

Social Media Marketing 

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

 

Career Shifts: social media specialist & consultant, public relations, community manager

 

 

Where I am most happy: crafting new DIY projects for organic healing or reading a book

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MARY DITTRICH ORTH

Content Contributor

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HANNAH HOWARD

Co-Founder & Strategic Advisor

Hometown: Anchorage, AK

 

Career Shifts: reporter, freelance copywriter, mother of twins, board president, business owner, fundraiser, nonprofit consultant, brand strategist

 

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

Finalists for WIBLI

Business of the Year Award

WIBLI Awards honor organizations and individuals who are making a significant impact towards advancing gender equity in our region's workplaces and communities

Semi-Finalist for Seattle SVP

Fast Pitch Competition

Social Venture Partner Fast Pitch ignites new ideas for social innovation. It is the Northwest’s premier business training and pitch competition for nonprofit and for-profit social innovators.

 

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Signatory Partner

We are partnering with employers to create more equitable workplaces and close the gender wage gap