ASPEN INSTITUTE NAMES SHEILA LIRIO MARCELO AS 2012 HENRY CROWN FELLOW
Waltham, MA -- March 12, 2012 -- Care.com (http://www.care.com/), an online resource helping families connect and meet with quality local caregivers for children, adults & seniors, pets and home & lifestyle, today announced that Sheila Lirio Marcelo has been named to The Aspen Institute's 2012 Class of Henry Crown Fellows.
The Henry Crown Fellowship is designed to engage the next generation of leaders in the challenge of community-spirited leadership. It brings together executives-most from the business world, all entrepreneurs, all under 45-who have already achieved conspicuous success in their chosen fields and are at a point of inflection in their lives and careers. The two-year program comprises a structured series of four seminars and each Fellow will undertake an individual leadership project.
"This is the ideal moment for me to engage with the Aspen Institute and I'm honored to be part of such an esteemed group of accomplished professionals," said Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder and CEO of Care.com "Its focus on leadership development offers the opportunity to enhance key skills as I expand my professional reach beyond U.S. borders; the Institute's global perspective would inform my approach to how and why we expand our business into other markets and cultures; and no doubt, the Institute's commitment to encouraging action promises to inspire me as I seek to become a voice on behalf of others."
"We are delighted with this year's class of Henry Crown Fellows," said Peter Reiling, Executive Director of the program. "For society, they represent a potent force of talent, ready to focus their energies on some of the greatest challenges of our times. For them, they are embarking on a personal journey-a journey ‘from success to significance'-that will change their lives forever. I know. I'm a Henry Crown Fellow too."
About Care.com, Inc.
Founded in 2006, Care.com (www.care.com) is the largest and fastest growing service used by families seeking high-quality care providers, providing a place to easily connect with hundreds of thousands of care providers, share care giving experiences and get advice. The company addresses the unique lifecycle of care needs that each family goes through - child care, special needs care, tutoring, pet care, housekeeping and more. To help ensure safety both online and at home, Care.com provides mom-reviewed profiles, monitored messaging, access to background checks, recorded references, and educational information on the interviewing process. Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, technology companies, and professional services firms offer Care.com memberships as a benefit to employees through its Workplace Solutions program.
The Henry Crown Fellowship Program was established in 1997 to honor the life and career of Chicago industrialist Henry Crown (1896-1990) and was initially funded by the Henry and Gladys Crown Charitable Trust Fund. The Fellowship is the flagship program within the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN), now comprising over 1300 Fellows from 43 countries, all of whom are committed to applying their entrepreneurial talents to address the foremost challenges of their organizations, communities, and countries.
The Aspen Institute's mission is twofold: to foster values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues. The Aspen Institute does this primarily in four ways: seminars, young-leader fellowships around the globe, policy programs, and public conferences and events. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org.