CARE.COM ANNOUNCES NEW MEMBER BENEFIT FOR WITI
Waltham, MA--March 11, 2009--Care.com (http://www.care.com/), the premier source of trustworthy family care options, today announced a new partnership with WITI (Women in Technology International) to offer the organization's members discounted access to Care.com and its community of caregivers.
The new relationship will provide the more than 114,000 WITI members with the opportunity to join Care.com at a discounted rate and find quality local caregivers. For WITI's members located across the United States, Care.com's national network of caregivers will help them find child care, special needs care, tutoring, senior care, pet care, housekeeping, and more.
"The juggling act of work and family is a hurdle faced by many women as they pursue career opportunities," said Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder and CEO of Care.com. "We know the challenges that working mothers face as they strive to balance professional responsibilities with providing care for their family. We are excited to extend Care.com's nationwide network of caregivers to WITI's members, providing them with a trusted resource to find quality care for their children and loved ones."
"WITI is committed to continuously expanding connections, resources and opportunities for our members," said Carolyn Leighton, Founder of WITI. "We are excited to partner with organizations like Care.com to further support for the needs of our members and their families."
Care.com helps families to find babysitters, nannies, pet sitters, caregivers, housekeepers and tutors through a national network of trusted caregivers. All caregiver profiles are reviewed by experienced moms, and members can run background checks, listen to recorded references and view caregiver ratings. These aspects of the service provide users an added layer of confidence and security when making important decisions regarding family care needs.
WITI is the premiere global organization empowering women in business and technology to achieve unimagined possibilities. With a global network of smart, talented women and a market reach exceeding 2 million, WITI has powerful programs and partnerships that provide connections, resources, opportunities and a supportive environment of women committed to helping each other. Along with its professional association of Networks throughout the U.S. and worldwide, including Hong Kong, Great Britain, Australia and Mexico, WITI delivers value for individuals that work for a company, the government or academia, as well as small business owners.
Founded in 2006, Care.com provides a trusted place for families and caregivers to easily connect, share care experiences, and get advice. The company addresses the unique lifecycle of care needs that each family may go through -- including child care, special needs care, tutoring, senior care, pet care, housekeeping, and more. The service enables families to find and select the best care possible based on detailed profiles, background checks, and references for hundreds of thousands of mom-reviewed providers who are seeking to share their services. For more information, visit http://www.care.com/.
WITI is the nation's leading trade association for professional, tech-savvy women committed to using technology, resources and connections to advance women worldwide. With a global network of smart, talented women and a market reach exceeding 2 million, WITI has established powerful strategic alliances and programs to provide connections, resources, and opportunities within a supportive environment of women committed to helping each other. WITI's mission is to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity.