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Nancy McSharry Jensen

The Swing Shift
CEO/Co-Founder

Nancy McSharry Jensen is CEO and Co-Founder of The Swing Shift, the destination for women in career transition. She’s been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, at Seattle’s infamous F-Bomb Breakfast Club and the Female Founders Alliance Champion Awards. The award-winning Swing Shift is on its 6th cohort, a semi-finalist at Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch competition, and finalist for Seattle Chamber’s Women in Business Leadership awards.


Nancy loves to get new and emerging businesses off the ground. She started her career at International Data Corporation, where she opened businesses on both coasts. At Microsoft, she launched operating system, server and early SaaS products at Microsoft, including SharePoint's initial market introduction.  As an instructor at UW's PCEO Software Product Management program, she worked with dozens of student projects. Nancy took a 5 year break to care for her small children and aging parents: during that time helped grow non-profits like Girls On The Run, and oversaw an $800,000 education focused non-profit.  She’s worked on the agency side as well, with a stint as account director at Sterling Communications.


Nancy believes that women shouldn’t be penalized for taking care of their families, committed to getting women into the workforce on their own terms, and dedicated to 100% pay parity.