Genevieve Thiers, Big Time Solutions for working moms
1205_ 5/8/12 - From opera singer to big time solutions for working moms. She needed to make some money but didn't want to wait tables. Studying the business model for Match.com, she met her husband who became her number one mentor...Lucy Sanders, the CEO for the National Center for Women and Information Technology or NCWIT, and Larry Nelson, from w3w3.com interviewed Genevieve Thiers, the founder of Sitter City. Gen was sitting in her college dorm room, senior year, when she saw this 9 month pregnant mother climbing up 200 steps, posting flyers for babysitters. Gen thought to herself that she could create a solution to this problem. Why doesn't someone just take all the caregivers in the city, or the nation for that matter, and put them all in one place where you could easily find them. But more importantly, quickly screen them. So that's what Sittercity.com became, America's first and largest network to connect parents with caregivers nationwide. And there are millions of caregivers in five divisions, child care, pet care, senior care, home care and tutoring. She has founded several companies in the Chicago area. Her first company, Sittercity.com, is America's first company to take care giving services online, and now has millions of users nationwide, and serves clients like the U.S. Department of Defense, Avon, MasterCard, Monster WW and many others. Her latest company, Contact Karma, is in beta and aims through the use of social recommendation engines to help consumers find the perfect vendor match. Gen's advice to young entrepreneurs just getting started.... "There are no problems, just sticky situations looking for resolutions. Problems can't exist for you if you're an entrepreneur. I mean insurmountable ones; you have to see them as opportunities to solve something. You can't see holes, you have to keep rolling over them and stay focused on your vision." ...There's much more, listen now...
Related Links: Sitter City || NCWIT Home || NCWIT Practice || NCWIT Blog || Heroes Channel || Keywords: Genevieve Thiers, Karma, SitterCity, Lucy Sanders, National Center for Women and Information Technology, NCWIT, w3w3® Media Network, Entrepreneurs, Technology, Care Givers, Chicago - bytes=18520505
LISTEN TO: Genevieve Thiers, Contact Karma & SitterCity
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