Founded in 2006, Care.com is the largest and fastest growing service used by families to find high-quality caregivers, providing a trusted place to easily connect, share caregiving experiences and get advice. The company addresses the unique lifecycle of care needs that each family goes through-child care, special needs care, tutoring and lessons, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. The service helps families find and select the best care available based on detailed profiles, background checks and references for hundreds of thousands of mom-reviewed and pre-screened providers who seek to share their services. Through its Care.com Employer Program, corporations can offer Care.com memberships as a benefit to employees. www.care.com
Sheila is an entrepreneur whose passion for business and family led to the founding of Care.com in 2006. After enduring frequent struggles to find quality caregivers for her two boys, Sheila recognized a lack in resources available to help families address their care needs: child care, tutoring, senior care, pet care, and housekeeping. She founded Care.com to fill that void. Since then, the site has paired thousands of families throughout the U.S. with qualified caregivers, establishing Care.com as the largest and fastest growing solution for care on the web.
The company has been featured in national news outlets such as NBC's The Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS's The Early Show, ABC News Now, The Wall Street Journal, Parenting Magazine, BusinessWeek, and The New York Times. In 2007, Care.com won the Stevie Award for "Best New Company of the Year.” In 2009, as Founder and CEO of Care.com, Sheila was recognized as one of the Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit. And this year, she was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in New England. Sheila and Care.com are recognized as leaders in providing resources for families to find balance and flexibility in their work and family lives.
Care.com is a continuation of Sheila's interests in community involvement and helping others through successful internet businesses. Prior to founding Care.com, Sheila served as an executive at several successful internet companies including: Upromise, a site helping families save for college; and TheLadders.com, an executive job search engine. Sheila also serves on the Board of Trustees for several non-profit organizations including the Ayala Foundation USA, an organization that helps over 100 Philippine non-profits; and the Achievement Network, which helps students reach academic excellence by providing effective, data-driven strategies.
Sheila graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in Economics. She also holds both a M.B.A. and a J.D. from Harvard University.
She resides in the Boston, MA area with her husband, two sons, and two dogs.