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An Update from the CEO Regarding COVID-19

An Update from the CEO Regarding COVID-19

We at Wana are changing every day so we can bring you the best of what you caregivers need to get your job done during the coronavirus crisis. Get your self-care with digital swaps. Keep the kids in touch with digital playdates. Still working? Closed babysitting circles help you get the care you need, at no cost, while maximizing the best we can of physical distancing.

A Letter From the CEO Regarding COVID-19

A Letter From the CEO Regarding COVID-19

We have always been about bringing people together. COVID-19 is changing the way we do that. During this time, we cannot and do not recommend that families continue trading in-person care, particularly in communities most acutely affected. Though, when breaks in social distancing are unavoidable, we will do our best to not let tools, time, or cost be additional barriers to the care you need.

Wana+Helpkin: Calling All Helpers!

Wana+Helpkin: Calling All Helpers!

Helpkin and Wana are teaming up!  And we’re out to activate the helpers, all those heart-smart grandparents and neighbors who may not have littles themselves but just love to help out (and get some cool Komae gifts from time to time!). Read more here.

Wana+Sitster: We’re Growing Global!

Wana+Sitster: We’re Growing Global!

Wana is welcoming families from all over the world into the babysitting swap network, starting with the Sitsterhood founded in London! Read about Wana’s acquisition of Sitster Ltd and why we believe there’s magic in these four female founders coming together.

Employers Must Adapt for Working Parents or be Surpassed

Employers Must Adapt for Working Parents or be Surpassed

“This is the growing expectation of the modern worker, and a company must either adopt the policies and technology to make it happen or be surpassed for talent by the companies that do.” Erin Beck joins DAME is discuss the urgent need for support of working mothers.

What is the First Step to a Great Tech Team?

What is the First Step to a Great Tech Team?

AESC’s BlueSteps reached out to “tech leadership” to learn how to overcome the greatest challenges in building a stand-out tech company.  Erin Beck says, “Finding that team, for me, comes down to asking one extra question at the end of each resume bullet: ‘Why were you the only one that could do this?’”