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Sittercity.com founder as risen to the top thanks to passion, persererance, self-promotion

Sittercity.com founder as risen to the top thanks to passion, persererance, self-promotion

The Internet, it turns out, is not always a friendly place if you're an expectant parent like Genevieve Thiers. This was a surprising revelation for someone who built a career around using the Internet to help parents: Thiers is the founder and former chief executive of Sittercity, the Chicago-based technology company that pioneered the online matchmaking of families and caregivers. During her seventh week of pregnancy — she's due to deliver identical twins in November — Thiers went on Google to look up whether it was safe to travel. She found an alarming post by a woman saying that flying between the seventh and 10th weeks would subject the unborn child to...

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