Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts' 22nd annual Leading Women Awards Breakfast will take place on Thursday, November 7 at the Sheraton Hotel in Boston. Among five remarkable role models, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts will honor Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder & CEO, Care.com.
Lirio Marcelo previously served as an executive at successful internet companies Upromise, a service helping families save for college, and TheLadders.com, an executive job search engine. Other roles include various consultant and analyst positions at the Monitor Group, Pyramid Research, and Putnam Hayes & Bartlett.
Lirio Marcelo and Care.com have been featured in national news outlets including NBC's Today Show, Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Parenting and Fortune. Lirio Marcelo’s executive style was also chronicled in New York Times reporter Adam Bryant's The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed.
Lirio Marcelo has been honored with numerous media accolades; is a Henry Crown Fellow with the Aspen Institute; was awarded a Marshall Memorial Fellowship and named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, for which she is co-leading a global task force on Women & Technology - WomenUp.org; and received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year™ Award for New England in 2010.
She serves as a board trustee and member of the strategic committee of the Philippine Development Foundation, a nonprofit organization that regularly works with the Philippine government, academe and industry to pursue sustainable economic development of the Philippines through initiatives in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Lirio Marcelo is a frequent speaker on female entrepreneurship, women in technology and female leadership, and currently mentors numerous young female entrepreneurs around the world. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a degree in Economics, she holds both a Master of Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard University. She resides in Weston with her husband, two sons and two dogs.
“Each year Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts honors remarkable leaders who have made a positive impact through their career and in the community,” explained Ruth N. Bramson, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. “The Leading Women Awards is a way for our girls to meet great role models like Sheila and for our supporters to learn how Girl Scouts is creating future women leaders.”
The Leading Women Awards brings hundreds of women and other members of the greater Boston business community together to celebrate leadership, honor our awardees and support the Girl Scout mission. Girl Scouts inspires, challenges and empowers girls to discover their values and passions. Innovation and creativity are at the very core of the Girl Scout experience.
The prestigious list of honorees includes Helen G. Drinan, President, Simmons College; Denise Kaigler, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, Boston Scientific Corporation; Joyce Maroney, Senior Director, Customer Experience & Services Marketing Kronos, Inc.; and Leading Man, the Honorable Thomas M. Menino, Mayor of Boston.For more information on sponsoring or attending this event, visit www.leadingwomenawards.org