TransWork is an inclusive program designed to address economic disparity in the transgender community by connecting job seekers and entrepreneurs to a network of supportive employers and business partners.
Launched in 2018, the program was developed by a committee of trans-identified Independence Business Alliance (IBA) members and advisors with support from IBA staff. The IBA is the LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce for the Greater Philadelphia Region, and TransWork's focus is likewise within this region. TransWork is the first program of its kind to be run out of a chamber of commerce in the United States.
Since its inception the program has grown to have 1,000+ Job-Seekers, 120+ Entrepreneurs, and 350+ TransWork Employers! We host a job bank of open positions from allied and inclusive employers, partner with companies to host job fairs for trans and non-binary job-seekers, hold job preparation seminars, workshops, and educational panels, and support entrepreneurs with LGBTBE Certification and networking opportunities.