Sheila Marcelo is a KeyNote Speaker at the Young Innovators UNconvention “Women Entrepreneurship” session, on the 27th June (5pm – 6:30pm)
“Women Entrepreneurship session, on 27th June, will be a hard-hitting panel on a significant topic for Women Entrepreneurship. The precise topic for the panel will be selected through an EYIF designed pan-European social media voting campaign. Panellists will take positions and the audience will vote at the end.”
Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder and CEO, Care.com
A daughter of entrepreneurial parents and a believer in the social value of technology, Sheila’s passion for family led to her founding of Care.com in 2006. Prior, Sheila served as an executive at successful internet companies Upromise, a service helping families save for college; and TheLadders.com, an executive job search engine.
Sheila and Care.com have been featured in national news outlets including NBC’s Today, Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Parenting and Fortune. Most recently, Sheila’s executive style was chronicled in New York Times reporter Adam Bryant’s The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed.
In 2009, Sheila’s was recognized as a Top 10 entrepreneur at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit and one of the “40 under 40” executives in Boston Business Journal. She received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010 for New England; and, for 2011, was awarded a Marshall Memorial Fellowship and named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for which she is co-leading a global task force on Women & Technology. In 2012, Sheila was named one of the 10 Most Powerful Women in Boston Tech by The Boston Globe’s Innovation Economy and was named a Henry Crown Fellow with the Aspen Institute.
An advocate for female entrepreneurship and education, Sheila is an active alumni of Harvard Business School, serving annually as a Finalist Judge for the Harvard Business School Business Plan Competition and an adviser to the school’s Rock Entrepreneurial Center. She has also served on the International Selection Panel for Endeavor, an organization providing resources and advice to high-impact entrepreneurs from developing countries.
Sheila serves as a Board Trustee and member of the strategic committee of the Philippine Development Foundation, a non-profit organization that regularly works with the Philippine government, academe and industry to pursue sustainable economic development of the Philippines through initiatives in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.
A graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a degree in Economics, Sheila 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.
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