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 IBA members and advisors with support from Independence Business Alliance staff. It 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 350+ TransWork Employers, 950+ Job-Seekers, and we recently hired our first full-time TransWork Administrator! 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.