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Sheila Lirio Marcelo is Co-Founder and CEO of Proof of Learn, a Web3 education platform with a mission to unlock accessible, high quality education across the world through blockchain and a learn-to-earn protocol. The company’s vision is to ensure that anyone with an internet connection can gain a world-class online education, as well as direct access to income earning opportunities and employment.
Through her previous roles, Marcelo has demonstrated her conviction towards technology and innovation that is used to address real world social challenges. Most recently, Sheila was a Venture Partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Prior to joining NEA, she founded Care.com in 2006 and served as Chairwoman and CEO until early 2020. Under Marcelo’s leadership, the company experienced year-over-year growth of over one hundred percent prior to going public in early 2014; it was sold to IAC in early 2020. Today, Care.com is the world’s largest online destination for finding and managing family care—serving more than 35 million people across 20 countries.
Marcelo has also been honored with numerous accolades including one of the "Top 10 Women Entrepreneurs" at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit and Fortune Magazine. She is a Henry Crown Fellow with the Aspen Institute, a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a Marshall Memorial Fellowship awardee, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Marcelo is also on the board of The Asian American Foundation (TAAF), an organization committed to accelerating opportunity and prosperity for AAPI communities. Bringing allies and partners together, Marcelo spearheaded a multi-platform program and launched the See Us Unite cultural campaign in 2021.
A passionate supporter of advancing women, Marcelo also serves as Executive Chairwoman of TheWing, a female-oriented co-working company; and Co-Founder and Lead Director of LandIt, a personalized career platform for women. Marcelo graduated from Mount Holyoke College, which also conferred upon her an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in 2015. She received her J.D. and M.B.A. degrees with honors from Harvard University and, in 2014, was the youngest recipient of the Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award.