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Boston, MA, United States
The Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement at the City of Boston is an embodiment of Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s commitment to advancing and supporting women in Boston. We work inclusively with public, private, and non-profit partners on key issues that significantly affect women and girls. Some of our work includes the implementation of a paid parental leave policy for City employees, a multi-pronged approach to closing the gender wage gap addressing both policy and culture, programming for women entrepreneurs, and reducing the demand for sex trafficking in Boston.
That would be great! We've been thinking a lot about how to lift the profile of the family childcare ecosystem. This seems like an effective way to help keep FCCs in business and incentivize new providers to open as well.
This is a really interesting idea, and we would love to follow it to learn more about how it goes! The early childhood market is very hard to understand, and segmenting it to focus on those who provide family child care and those who seek it is a great idea. One thing we've learned is that folks tend to operate in a location-specific market, so we're curious about how this plays out in a larger city like LA. Amazing!
Wow! We're very excited about this project--it has a lot of great potential, is research-based, and employs a human-centered design lens to start with the folks who we want to use it: the early educators themselves. We love that there is a built-in component around networking across peers--this is incredibly important! Our question for you centers around whether there would also be an in-person component that helps complete the networking. We've learned from our friends at Union Capital Boston that an in-person component is necessary even when the technology introduces efficiency, so it would be great to learn more about intention to co-design around an in-person aspect as well.