The Care Economy & the Women Who Drive It: Building Back Better

Amie Latterman May 28, 2021

The pandemic has surfaced just how much a functional economy and society relies on child care. An already fragile national child care infrastructure, devastated by the pandemic, has driven millions of women out of the workforce in their struggle to find and pay for quality care for their young children. Yet, the industry is dominated by women of color and immigrants who work long hours and struggle to get by financially. Come here how Children’s Council of San Francisco is combining entrepreneurship, advocacy and policy to create a more inclusive ‘care economy’ that benefits both the women who deliver care, the families and children they serve and the communities they live in.



Meta Themes

  • Equity & Inclusion

  • Social Entrepreneurship


Care Economy, Child Care, Women & Work, Equity and Inclusivity, Social Entrepreneurship, BIPOC Women

Purpose and Desired Outcome

- We want to drive employers to engage in supporting the child care needs of their employees, and to understand gaps in the care economy that can be solved with innovative investments. - We want to offer our learnings and curriculum to sister organizations working to support our early care and education infrastructure, scaling our model to fit the unique cultural and socio-economic needs of each community. - We want to secure new government or philanthropic funders to help us scale our successful model.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Government

  • Service Providers

  • Corporate & SME


  • NameLeah McGlauchlin
  • TitleChild Care Business Incubator Manager
  • OrganizationChildren's Council of San Francisco
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameGina M. Fromer
  • TitleCEO
  • OrganizationChildren's Council of San Francisco
  • StatusConfirmed
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