Company: Care.com, Waltham, MA
Company Description: Care.com is the premier source of trustworthy care options for children, pets and elderly parents. We offer a full scale of services to address the lifecycle of specific care needs while providing free background checks and a suite of tools and resources for selecting the best care possible.
Nomination Category: Company/Organization Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Best New Company of the Year
Nomination Title: Care.com
Describe for the judges the activities and accomplishments of the nominated company
during the eligibility period (up to 500 words):
Launched in May 2007, Care.com is the premier source of trustworthy care
options for children, pets and elderly parents. We offer a full scale of
services to address the lifecycle of specific care needs while providing free background
checks and a suite of tools and resources for selecting the best care possible. In
addition to the network of trusted care providers, we features of variety of
articles and guides to provide in-depth information about specific care services and issues.
Our online service that connects people seeking qualified care givers with a
national network of trusted providers. With local search options currently
available in more than 20 major cities across the United States, Care.com’s online
marketplace provides a network of care providers in areas including child care, pet
care, senior care and tutoring.
List the URLs (web addresses) of any online news stories, press releases, or other documents that you would like the judges to see that support your entry. IMPORTANT: List each URL on a separate line, begin each URL with http://, and enclose each URL in square brackets. For example, [http://www.yourcompany.com/pressrelease.html]:
Provide a brief biography of the person or persons who lead the nominated company (up to 100 words):
Sheila has always been passionate about business and family. She graduated
from Mount Holyoke College as an Economics major while raising her oldest son.
In her son's toddler years, she pursued dual degrees from Harvard Business
School and Harvard Law School while working part-time as a consultant for
Sheila went on to serve as an executive at several successful Internet companies
including: Upromise, a service helping families save money for college; and
TheLadders, a service helping people find jobs. Care.com is a continuation of
Sheila's pursuits to prioritize community involvement and helping people through
successful business strategy.