Built with Inclusivity and Community at our Core

We created The Forem because leveling the playing field isn't only the right thing to do; it's the smart thing to do for any business.

What We Believe

Great programs fail because they can’t scale

80% of training and coaching budgets are typically spent on VP-level executives and above, who represent only 20% of the organization. This polarized spending doesn’t help companies grow a pipeline of future leaders. Even the best training is typically delivered to a small percentage of employees each year because of L&D time constraints. With our tech infrastructure, companies can reach 100% of employees at once.

Video training doesn’t work

No employee feels invested in after being sent a video link. Pre-recorded online courses have a 96% dropout rate1, and even when learners find high-quality, relevant videos, they have to learn alone: disconnected from other employees or the business.

Community at scale is a must-have for modern workplaces

Employees are happier, have longer tenure, and are more productive when they feel a sense of belonging within their company, yet most companies deprioritize community building.

Learner momentum needs to be sustained

Since 70% of what’s taught in a workshop is forgotten within a day2, learning shouldn’t be limited to a single course or webinar. Ongoing, cohort- based live training is a better way.

Our Team

Alli Young

CEO & Founder

Eric Skiff

CTO, Technology & Product Advisor​

Jennifer Litwin​

VP, Head of Sales and Client Experience

Karen Royer

VP of Operations​

Marisa Borelli

Chief of Staff

Shannon Wright​

Director of Programs

Yas Yeganegi​

Director of Business Development​

Yonden Dolma

Director of Product Analytics

Chris Royer

Technical Product Manager

Caitlin Morgan

Director of Marketing

Emma Pieper

Director of Sales Operations

Julia Hernandez

Operations Manager

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Olivia Burgess

Copywriter and Content Manager

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Wilson Chang
Senior Software Engineer

Tobey Klein
Account Executive

Want to Join Us?

We're hiring in roles across Sales, Engineering, Operations, Product and more. If you're interested in joining a fast-growing, well-funded startup that has a roadmap for solving important, multifaceted problems, please contact us!

Our Advisors

Maxwell Knight

Director of Analytics,
Roku Inc.

Ingrid Nieuwenhuis

Scientific Director,
Alpha.One & expoze.io

Sarah Yu, PhD

Behavioral & Brain Insights, Scientific Advisor

David Beck

Strategic Advisor

Katie Glass

Strategic Advisor

Katie O'Malley

Sales Excellence Leader,

Susan Abdalla


Donna Speciale

President Sales and Marketing,
Univision Communications Inc.

Allison Vendt

Senior Director, Global Head of People Strategy, Operations, and Analytics,

Sharon Harris

Chief Marketing Officer,
Ascential Digital Commerce

Paul Frantz

Sales Lead,

Cara Brennan Allamano

Chief People Officer,