Addie Swartz has spent her career building companies that change the trajectory for women and work. An accomplished executive, she started her career at Bain & Co., built new businesses within Disney, Reebok and Lotus Development, and from there, went on to found three companies designed to empower women and girls. Addie is an expert in talent management—particularly in promoting workforce diversity and advancing the careers of women.
As the founder and CEO of reacHIRE, Addie has developed two unique solutions for strengthening the gender talent pipeline. reacHIRE’s Return-to-Work programs enable companies like T-Mobile, Fidelity and Wayfair to tap into a hidden talent pool—professionals returning to the workforce after a career break. reacHIRE’s new SaaS platform, Aurora,
offers an innovative, team-based approach to improving the engagement and retention of women currently in the workforce. Corporations that leverage this platform are able to put action behind their diversity and inclusion goals at scale—proactively supporting thousands of women in their organizations—so they don’t have to leave the workforce in the first place.
Prior to starting reacHIRE, Addie founded two other companies in the ed tech space. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Crain's Business, Inc., Harvard Business Review, NPR, Bloomberg, MSNBC, The Boston Globe, and many others.
Ms. Swartz holds a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.