WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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"we have an opportunity to change the landscape" business simply aren't structured to recognize and nurture female leadership." development of the Philippines through initiatives in technology, Sheila is passionate about the need to empower female leaders and innovation, and entrepreneurship. increase venture capital funding to female-run startup companies. Not surprisingly, Sheila has been recognized for driving contribu- She asks game-changing questions, such as, "How do we get earlier in tions to business and society. In 2007, Care.com won the Stevie Award the pipeline to help teenage girls think about entrepreneurship? Why for "Best New Company of the Year." In 2009, Sheila was recognized as not seed it earlier?" And offers game-changing solutions: "We believe a Top 10 Emerging Entrepreneur at Fortune's Most Powerful Women that with the right mentors, access, and knowledge; we have an oppor- Summit and one of the "40 under 40" executives in Boston Business tunity to change the landscape of CEOs to include more women." Journal. She was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year An active alumnus of Harvard Business School, Sheila serves annu- in 2010 for New England and, in 2011, was awarded a Marshall ally as a Finalist Judge for the Harvard Business School Business Plan Memorial Fellowship and named as a Young Global Leader by the Competition and an adviser to the school's Rock Entrepreneurial World Economic Forum. And in 2012, The Boston Globe listed Center. In addition, Sheila serves as a Board Trustee and member of Care.com as one of the Top Places to Work. the strategic committee of the Philippine Development Foundation, While Sheila's personal and family time is understandably precious, a nonprofit organization who regularly works with the Philippine she makes time for church and for cheering on her son and her hus- government, academia, and industry to pursue sustainable economic band, who coaches her son's multiple sports activities. s p r i n g 2 0 1 3 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e 127

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