About us

Workplace norms have dramatically changed. We thought training should too.

Our story

Once upon a time, we asked a bunch of people whether they'd learned something from their annual harassment training. Everyone laughed. Then we asked academics whether there was any research to suggest traditional training works. Again, everyone laughed. So we pulled together a team and made a training that's effective and engaging. 

Our team

Bringing together leaders, educators, and technologists. 

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ROXANNE PETRAEUS   |   CEO

Roxanne is a Harvard and Oxford graduate, U.S. army combat veteran, former McKinsey consultant, and a Rhodes Scholar.

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ANNE SOLMSSEN   |   CTO

Anne is a Harvard Computer Science graduate and former tech lead at public-safety startup Mark43.

MATT DEAN   |   VP, ENGINEERING

Matt is a Columbia School of Engineering graduate. He's brought products to market at innovative NYC tech companies including Zocdoc, Mark43 and TpT. 

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ANNE KONG   |   MARKETING

Anne studied Computer Science at New York University and has been an early employee at several high-growth startups including Glossier, Retool, Trialspark, and Away.

​DILLEN ROGGENSINGER  |  SOFTWARE

Dillen is a seasoned software engineer with a degree in Computer Engineering from Columbia University and a depth of experience from ZocDoc, Mark43, and Flatiron Health.

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ENGINEER

Our experts

FRANCES FREI

ADVISOR

Frances is a Harvard Business School professor, and expert in leadership, culture, and how companies create the conditions for individuals to thrive. Pretty relevant, don't you think?

MELISSA TIDWELL

ADVISOR

Melissa is the former General Counsel of Reddit, with prior experience at both Google and as a lawyer at Debevoise & Plimpton and Morrison & Foerster. She holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

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CHLOE GRACE HART

CONTENT CONTRIBUTER

Chloe is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Stanford, whose research focuses on sexual harassment in organizations. Her research has been covered in The New York Times, NPR, and Scientific American.

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MALLORY JANE WEISS

CONTENT CREATOR

Mallory is NYC-based writer and playwright with a master's degree in playwriting from The New School and a BA in English from Harvard University.

TARA PACHECO

CONTENT PRODUCER

Tara is a producer, director, and actor whose work spans stage and screen. Yes, even Netflix. She holds BAs in Theater Arts and Psychology from Columbia University. 

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AJUA DUKER

CONTENT CONTRIBUTER

Ajua is a PhD student in Social Psychology at Yale whose research focuses on discrimination, including the efficacy of norms-based sexual assault interventions.

Investors

Backed by early-stage firms and aligned angels

NEO VENTURES

VILLAGE GLOBAL

JANE VC

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