Caring for the family means caring for the future | Jessica Chang

Wonder Podcast: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs to Change the World

13-03-2023 • 50分

Jessica Chang is the co-founder and CEO of WeeCare, the largest network of small childcare providers in the United States that’s dedicated to bringing affordable childcare to all families. In her early career, Jessica saw that many working families had inadequate access to childcare. Jessica herself experienced it firsthand when she couldn’t return to work due to a lack of access. This spurred her to take a closer look at the childcare industry. Ultimately, she came to the realization that the supply of adequate childcare services simply did not meet the overwhelming demand. WeeCare is her solution to this ongoing issue–it allows parents to find care and manage that care experience. Parents can receive photos, set up payments, and overall receive a better childcare experience than what normally would be available. WeeCare has been featured in Inc’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in 2022. Listen in as Jessica shares her story.

Timestamped show notes
01:52 - Jessica’s Journey
04:21 - Struggling to find available childcare
06:35 - Starting WeeCare
09:43 - The Process
13:01 - Raising capital
19:06 - Trust plays an integral part in this business
20:33 - Celebrating losses as learning opportunities
24:38 - Finding a team
27:57 - Growing sales
34:14 - Investor backing
36:30 - Communication skills
37:27 - Advice for aspiring entrepreneurs
38:38 - Looking forward
43:32 - What does her typical day look like