WALTHAM, MA– Zenobia Moochhala, co-founder of Care.com, the only publicly-traded company founded by an Indian-American woman in the United States, will receive Business and Entrepreneurship Award at New England Choice Awards gala on Friday at Westin Hotel in Waltham, MA.
She is recognized as one of Boston Business Journal’s “40 under 40”, a “Pinnacle Award Emerging Executive” by The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and the recipient of the “Asper Alumni Entrepreneurship Award” from Brandeis University.
In addition to Ms. Moochhala, eight Indian-American achievers and two non-profit organization will receive New England Choice Awards in various categories at the black-tie gala. Furthermore, the husband and wife team of MITHAS founder George Ruckert and New England’s Kathak dance pioneer Gretchen Hayden Ruckert will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
About 400 entrepreneurs, corporate executives, philanthropists, educators and community leaders are expected to attend the New England Choice Awards gala, which is presented annually by the INE MultiMedia in collaboration with INDIA New England News, the region’s oldest and largest online, print and video magazine serving the South Asian community.
As Co-Founder and Senior Vice President at Care.com, Ms. Moochhala is responsible for growing the company’s global footprint, as well as the full scope of consumer marketing initiatives. Today, Care.com is the world’s largest online destination for finding and managing family care, providing a sweeping array of services to support the 24 million members across more than 20 countries and approximately 1.2 million employees of corporate clients who have access to the company’s services.
Earlier this year when INDIA New England News asked Ms. Moochhala that in what way she positively influenced or served the local community, she said: “To be a women-led technology company whose business is care feels in some ways like paying it forward. If you think about it, caregiving is something that disproportionately impacts women – whether it’s the ability for a mom to work and pursue a career, or an adult daughter to care for her parents – these duties usually fall on women’s shoulders. And on the caregiving side, paid caregivers are largely made of women, and they need access to well-paying jobs and benefits. We’ve created a professional marketplace that is helping both sides of this need. When you can help women work, you’re helping them support their families.”