About

Works in Progress is committed to creating workplaces that are inclusive and safe for every worker. Founded in 2016 to address sexual harassment in progressive organizations, Works in Progress partners with organizations, companies, and conferences to build diverse, equitable, and inclusive working environments that address gender, race, sexuality, disability, and workers’ other identities head on using EEOC-backed approaches and evidence-based practices. Works in Progress also conducts research so all organizations and practitioners conducting sexual and gender-based harassment and DEI programming know what actually works to create change.

Our work asks not merely who is in the room, but also who is safe, whose safety is sacrificed for others’ comfort, whose voices are being heard, and who has or shares power?

Robyn Swirling is the Founder and Executive Director of Works in Progress. Robyn is an organizer, communicator, writer, storyteller, and trainer with more than 15 years of experience building power and opportunities for women and marginalized communities. She loves working hands on with groups to conduct trainings and build new systems, and can’t wait to work with you.

Some of our partners

Middle Seat
Alliance for Youth Action
AVAC
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
All Above All
Guttmacher Institute
Communications Workers of America (CWA)
Progress Now Colorado
The Movement Cooperative
United for Respect
Campaign Workers Guild
Fireside Campaigns