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The latest U.S Department of Labor report found the cost of child care untenable for families across all care types, age groups, and county population sizes, stating that its holding back working mothers, and preventing too many people from achieving economic stability. Women are also three times as likely as men to retire early for caregiving reasons. Care is the backbone of our economy, enabling employees to productively show up at work, knowing that their children, parents, and loved ones are well taken care of. Without care, the workplace loses valuable, trained, and passionate women who are essential to the diversity of ideas and the business results we need for a thriving workplace. According to recent reports by BCG on the care economy, working caregivers—particularly women—left the workforce in record numbers during the pandemic. Now they're returning to work, and companies must deliver the support employees need to make the workplace inclusive and sustainable—or risk losing top talent again.
ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS
Anna Steffeney is Executive Director of FamTech.org, a group of over 200 companies, from early stage to series D, who have collectively raised over $1B dollars in venture capital funding to solve the needs of working families. Our goal as an organization is to increase the rate of innovation and scale within the care economy, by focusing on access to resources, awareness, and advocacy.
Prior to FamTech.org, Anna founded a cloud-based software company LeaveLogic. After the birth of her two children—one born in Europe, the second born in the United States—the glaring difference in family leave policies prompted her to launch LeaveLogic. Anna led the company from initiation, funding, to successful acquisition.
Melinda Garrett is the Assistant Vice President for Economic Mobility at the NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and helps lead the Childcare Innovation Lab. Melinda focuses on strategies that elevate public private partnerships to integrate innovative new models into childcare approaches across NYC, as well as on workforce strategy for the NYCEDC at large. Throughout her Economic and Urban Development work, Melinda has focused on strategies and approaches that help private sector actors leverage investments and programs for the public good, previously working at the intersection of public and private affordable housing in the Inclusionary Housing Department at NYC HPD. Prior to working in Economic Development, Melinda spent over ten years in film and television post-production as a producer and studio executive.