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Sheila

Waltham, MA

Hi, I’m Sheila Lirio Marcelo the Founder, Chairwoman and CEO of Care.com. I’ll be blogging about issues that affect families and caregivers.

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Celebrating Caregivers On International Women's Day

As we applaud the gains of trailblazing women, let us appropriately value the important role caregivers play in our homes, the economy and our global society.  In the early 1900’s, the International Women’s Conference designated March 8 as International Women's Day to celebrate the women’s rights movement. In... more

Care.com Stands With Dreamers

Like so many of you, I am deeply concerned with the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As the daughter of immigrants and the first generation in my family to settle permanently here in the United States, this is personal for me. My family first... more

You Shouldn't Have To Improvise To Make Life Work

An improv exercise to show the value of family care benefits.  Improvisation: the dictionary defines it as the art or act of doing anything without preparation. For many of us, we’d define it as what we’re forced to do when issues in our lives impact our ability to work... more

Care.com At 10: Where We've Been, And Where We're Going

As a mother, I often find it hard to believe how time flies.   Our youngest son, Adam, is 17 now. On the college visits that have commandeered so many of our weekends lately, I’ll look at him and swell with pride at the lacrosse-playing, baritone-singing young adult he’s becoming... more

#beboldforchange On International Women's Day

Employee benefits and public policy won't close the gender gap on their own.  Would it surprise you to hear that most women, all around the world, would prefer to be working but balancing work and family is their biggest obstacle? Probably not. Now, what if I told you... more

Working Mom Say What?

To hear an influencer suggesting that motherhood is a reason that women shouldn’t work at the White House – in 2016! – is disappointing to say the least.Ugh.That was my immediate, emotional response to reading Kellyanne Conway’s comments about why she’d likely pass up an official role at... more

A Veterans Day Thank You To Military Families

More than a day when most schools and some businesses close, Veterans Day is meant to honor the service and sacrifice of the millions of men and women who have given of themselves for the greater good. When President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first Veterans Day proclamation, he called... more

Our Patchwork Care Infrastructure Is Failing Families

There’s a growing sense among many Americans that our systems don’t set our families up for success. In this Land of Opportunity, the very men, women and children responsible for our future are struggling to seize those opportunities and make it work in the present.Our families are struggling in the... more