Shadiah Sigala

Shadiah Sigala


Our Nation’s Childcare Crisis

Part 1 in a Series of Features: Leaders Making History by Changing the Game for Working Parents.

It’s harder to be a working parent in the U.S. than in any other developed country in the world. But it doesn’t have to be this way. This series features the entrepreneurs, employee activists, researchers, business leaders, advocates and more who are creating a better future for all of us by elevating and resourcing parents at work.

The first woman in our series is Shadiah Sigala.

As the co-founder of two successful, venture-backed companies, and the first person in her Mexican-American family to go to college, Shadiah Sigala has overcome many obstacles.

And she’s committed to helping other women do the same.

Read about how Shadiah was the force behind the largest ever study on the gender pay gap in the creative entrepreneurial economy and the shocking results this revealed about the motherhood penalty. And how and why this study coupled with Shadiah’s experience with crippling postpartum depression led her to start a business to address our nation’s critical lack of childcare. Also learn about Shadiah’s role in working with me to start a national collaborative community of other founders working to solve the needs of families and caregivers.

Read more about her story here.