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National Business Coalition for Child Care

About the National Business Coalition for Child Care

Our nation’s child care crisis is pushing women out of the workforce and limiting our opportunities for advancement at a time when companies are desperate to attract and retain diverse talent, even in a down market.

The National Business Coalition for Child Care brings together companies at the vanguard of solving the child care crisis to elevate child care as an essential business issue, and through their leadership, increase the number of working Americans with access to new or expanded benefits and services.

By participating in the Coalition, companies benefit from fostering a deeper and more diverse pool of talent, while being recognized as leaders of workplace equity.

The Coalition will achieve its goals by:

  1. Promoting Learning – Many companies may want to offer child care benefits but don’t know where to start. Others need training, peer engagement or knowledge products to make the case for new or expanded benefits or to support implementation. We can fill the gap.   
  2. Amplifying First Movers – Corporate leaders set business trends and influence social norms.  By championing child care as a business issue, they will inspire other companies to follow suit.
  3. Inspiring Action – The Coalition offers opportunities to facilitate new and/or expanded benefits adoption through activities such as pledging events, commitment challenges or innovation workshops.
  4. Cultivating Leadership – Corporate leaders set business trends and influence social norms. By championing child care as a business issue, they get the benefits of their first mover position and inspire other companies to rise to the occasion. We support opportunities to strengthen Coalition member’s public face on child care.

JOIN THE COALITION

We are actively recruiting organizations to join the National Business Coalition for Child Care. Our Child Care Champions are private sector leaders from across industries driving the charge to normalize child care as a business issue, while Child Care Innovators operate on the supply side of child care, providing critical insights and perspectives on solutions.

By working together as a coalition, companies can create a systemic shift that would not be possible in the absence of collective action. Is your organization ready to join this movement?

MEMBERS

Child Care Champions

Adecco US Group Foundation

Archewell

Athletes Unlimited

Etsy

Fast Retailing

Gibson Dunn

Harvard University

Hire Talent

Kirkland & Ellis

Olo

Patagonia

Synchrony

Child Care Innovators

Carefully

Care.com

Mirza

Onesite Kids

Tootris

Vivi

WeeCare


TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS

In its first year, the National Business Coalition for Child Care recruited 19 members from across industries, and hosted several convenings to inform our impact strategy.

Through an original research study with McKinsey & Company, we laid out a clear case for private sector investment in child care, and demonstrated that a lack of affordable, accessible, convenient, reliable and quality child care is a major factor inhibiting workforce engagement.

We engaged Coalition members to highlight the business case for child care on a national stage, including Reshma Saujani and Carol Juel, Chief Technology and Operating Officer of Synchrony, hosting a panel event at Forture Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit.

We shined a spotlight on the struggles facing working mothers through our partnership with Coalition members, the Archewell Foundation and Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, helping to raise awareness of our critical mission.

Select Media Coverage:

  1. NYT: Child care benefits could help ease the worker crunch, an advocacy campaign says
  2. Fortune: Most Powerful Women 2022 – Finishing the Fight for Women’s Equality
  3. Harper’s BAZAAR: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Join Coalition to Urge for Childcare for Working Moms

About the Business Case for Child Care Report

Child care is a business issue. With original data developed by our knowledge partner McKinsey, our report shows amid the Great Resignation, expanded child care benefits can help companies attract, retain and advance women in the workforce.

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