Caring Economy leader Alice Stroud shared with us a new initiative that has just launched in the San Francisco Bay Area to support parents and employers support the work-home-work transition for new parents.
“Even though there have been fantastic advances in science, medicine, and technology around fertility, pregnancy, and birth, the support for new parents once they leave the hospital, and if/when they return to work, is minimal. The political move toward more parental leave is important, but it’s not enough, considering that only 12% of private sector workers have access to paid leave and 25% of new mothers return to work just two weeks after giving birth.
At LUCY, we’re reimagining care for today’s expecting parents (mothers and fathers) and I’m excited to announce that we have closed our seed round to achieve this vision. We raised $2.25M co-led by Felicis Ventures and Forerunner Ventures, and believe that they are exactly the right partners to help us scale our solution. Over the next year, we’ll be expanding our team to work with a growing number of Bay Area employers to help them retain more female employees, save on healthcare costs, and better support families.”
Claiming the Value of Care
April 29, 2017: Join Caring Economy leader and parent advocate Kate Duva and the Caaring Economy Campaign for the special webinar: Claiming the Value of Care. It’s time for caregivers to recognize our economic value and claim our power as advocates for change!