Keynote Speaker

Sheila Marcelo

Founder, Chairwoman, and CEO, Care.com


Sheila Marcelo founded Care.com in 2006 after her personal challenges as a young working mother finding care for two small children and ailing parents shed a spotlight on the massive care needs of families everywhere.  Today, the company is the world’s largest online destination for finding and managing family care, serving more than 31 million people across 20 countries.

Committed to building a company that can be both profitable and mission-based, Sheila continues to drive innovation across Care.com’s platforms and services to enable families to find care and caregivers to find meaningful work, while also leveraging the company’s data and reach to drive systemic change across the care economy as a whole.

Prior to founding Care.com, Sheila was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Matrix Partners and held executive positions at Upromise, helping families save for college and at executive search engine TheLadders.com.  She sits on the Boards of Northwestern Mutual, Boston Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees, the U.S. Library of Congress Trust Fund, and the Philippine Development Foundation.  She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership and advises numerous start-up companies.  Sheila graduated from Mount Holyoke College and received her J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Harvard University.