2016 Honoree – Sheila Lirio Marcelo

2016 Honoree - Sheila Lirio Marcelo


Sheila is the founder, chairwoman and CEO of Care.com, the world’s largest online destination for finding and managing family care, with more than 20.7 million members across 18 countries. She has been honored with numerous accolades, including one of the “Top 10 Women Entrepreneurs” at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit (2009) and Fortune Magazine (2014). Sheila is a Board Trustee of the Philippine Development Foundation, a non-profit organization that works with the Philippine government on education, innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives. In addition, she sits on the Advisory Board for the Harvard Business School Rock 100 Entrepreneurs Summit, and is an advisor to several start-up companies. Finally, Sheila founded WomenUp.org in 2010 to increase women’s roles in the global economy by providing leadership training, mentorship and support to girls and women through every stage of their lives and careers.