Work & Flexibility: Why Women Must Lead the Way
The last year has seen an explosion of examples of women helping women—in business. From women founding companies at 1.5 times the rate of men, to businesses specifically focused on helping women navigate their careers and build their own companies, to the national conversation around workplace flexibility, leaning in and leaning out! It’s an important trend that seems to be hitting its stride, with the potential to tip the scales toward a flexible workplace culture that will ultimately allow ALL businesses -- both small and large -- hire and retain top talent.
Presenters Stacey Delo, founder of Maybrooks.com, a community for working moms, and Diana Rothschild, founder of NextKids (part of NextSpace), a coworking space that includes on-site infant and toddler care, will share inspiring examples of how women in tech are breaking the rules to do interesting work and still have a life (!), and how the tech industry is poised to lead the rest of corporate America in this effort.
Founder & Chief Mom
Prior to founding NextKids, Diana worked as a strategy consultant to Fortune 100 companies at Blu Skye and McKinsey & Co and as a buyer for Walmart. She grew up in the Bay Area in a close-knit family, where she experienced the power of togetherness. Diana received a B.S. in Business Administration from University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University.
Diana gave birth to her daughter Sophia in July 2011. She soon experienced the challenges of balancing a productive work-life with a new family. Diana wanted to spend more time with Sophia and enjoy the energy of working around others. As a result, she created NextKids – a new way of living, working and caring for children – the way we were always meant to – together.
Stacey Delo is founder of maybrooks.com, a startup community for working moms, with a particular focus on helping women find high-end flexible job opportunities. Prior to starting maybrooks.com, Stacey was an online video correspondent and producer for The Wall Street Journal Digital Network in San Francisco, and the original host of WSJ’s groundbreaking, live video programming, “Digits,” covering technology. Stacey graduated from Northwestern University and holds a Masters from American University. She lives in San Francisco and is the working mom of two -- Rory and Toby.