Sheila founded Care.com, the largest and fastest growing service used by families to find high-quality caregivers, from childcare to senior care to household services. Prior to Care.com, 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.
In 2009, Sheila was recognized as a Top 10 Women 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” award 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.
Sheila serves as a Board Trustee of the Philippine Development Foundation, a non-profit organization that regularly works with the Philippine government. She also serves as a finalist judge for Harvard Business School’s annual Business Plan Competition and as an advisor to the school’s Rock Entrepreneurial Center. Sheila sits on the International Selection Panel for Endeavor, providing resources and advice to high-impact entrepreneurs from developing countries.
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.