The Wana Blog
by erinatwana | Apr 19, 2020
Crain’s Cleveland Business reports on Komae’s rising to the challenge of providing assistance to families during the coronavirus pandemic.
by erinatwana | Mar 27, 2020
TechCrunch recently featured Wana and our Komae app as a notable childcare startup leveraging technology to tackle COVID-19.
by erinatwana | Mar 24, 2020
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.
by erinatwana | Mar 17, 2020
When 27 female founders came together to care for families during COVID-19, Forbes took notice, and Wana’s Komae app featured as a tool for parents seeking care through crisis.
by erinatwana | Mar 16, 2020
Psychology Today called on Komae to fill an important niche for the working-at-home parent: asking for help. Of course, don’t forget the power of video conferencing, play breaks, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
by erinatwana | Mar 12, 2020
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.
by erinatwana | Feb 14, 2020
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.
by erinatwana | Jan 17, 2020
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.
by erinatwana | Jun 20, 2019
Wana announces closing of the acquisition of Komae, Inc., Ohio-based market-leading competitor, adding four-star mobile apps and over 19,000 families to the Wana community.
by erinatwana | Aug 9, 2018
“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.
by erinatwana | Jul 11, 2018
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?’”
by erinatwana | Jun 22, 2018
Wana sweeps CSUDH Innovation Summit, the pitch competition celebrating socially-conscious startups.
by erinatwana | Jun 22, 2018
For every new family that joins Wana – for free – through July 21, 2018, we are donating $3 to reuniting families separated at the border.