Welcome to episode Sixty One of The Inspired Women Podcast. In today’s episode your host Megan Hall interviews Amy Husted & Audrey Wallace the founders of Komae.
Komae was born out of Audrey & Amy’s real life struggle as moms to find affordable, trustworthy, convenient, and guilt-free care for their families. To solve their own problem, they built the first sharing economy for child care. In Greek, Komae means Village. For parents, it means free time.
Audrey Wallace is co-founder & CEO of Komae, an Akron tech startup that lets parents swap free sits and schedule playdates with trusted friends. Her primary role in Komae includes public relations, networking, sales, and brand visionary.
Audrey earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Communications at Baldwin Wallace University in 2004. She has a decade of experience ranging from managing people, servicing customers, closing sales, training, and marketing.
She lives in West Akron with her husband Gary and two young sons, Rowan & Abram. Together they love to explore nature and host gatherings of friends.
Amy Husted is co-founder & COO of Komae, an Akron tech startup that lets parents swap free sits and schedule playdates with trusted friends. Her primary role at Komae includes product management, financials, and operations management.
Amy earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Baldwin-Wallace College (now Baldwin-Wallace University) in 2006. After college, she spent time working in banking until she had the opportunity to transition into the role of a stay-at-home mom to her two little boys. She then built, owned, and operated her own at-home bakery boutique, La Hoot Bakery.
She is married to Andrew Husted and lives in Copley, Ohio along with their two boys, Nathan and Noah. In their free-time, Amy, Andrew and their boys love to have family board game nights or escape to a hotel for a night of family fun.
Topics Mentioned In This Episode
- Making time for you as a busy parent
- The importance of a community
- Why Komae is important and how to use it
- The difficulties of parenting young children
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