Werk is an online platform that connects mothers to workplaces with flexible hours.
Annie Dean and Anna Auerbach are the co-founders and co-CEOs of Werk, an online people analytics platform that helps mothers return to the workforce.
Dean and Auerbach founded Werk in 2016 in New York, and now they have users from around the world. Prospective employees can choose from a range of companies to connect with based on their weekly schedules, letting them work when it's convenient for them.
"When we started Werk, our goal was not just to make the workplace more flexible for women, but to ultimately create a new kind of workplace that supports and facilitates the ascension of women to leadership," Dean told Business Insider.
Caribu is a video-calling app designed with children in mind.
Most video-calling apps display one user's face in the corner of the screen, and the other's face all over the rest of the screen. This can make video-calling with kids difficult. What if you want to read a them a book?
Caribu, a Miami-based startup, lets kids talk to their loved ones over video while giving them an ample enough screen to add other activities.
Maxeme Tuchman, Caribu's co-founder, told Business Insider its mission is to bring families together. "Caribu helps any mother, or grandmother, ensure she can get a bedtime story in no matter if she's traveling, working late or living far away," she said.
Maven is a virtual clinic for women and families.
Maven, a New York-based startup, was founded by Kate Ryder in 2014. It's designed to help women find healthcare professionals — anyone from OB-GYNs and nurse practitioners to midwives and doulas.
Maven also provides support for working women in the form of healthcare advocates. "Just the other day, Maven helped a woman who was on a work trip to Singapore ship her breast milk home to her baby in the US," Ryder told Business Insider.
Wonderschool is a network for finding in-home childcare and preschools.
Wonderschool founder Arrel Gray learned about the hassles of child daycare when his son was wait-listed for San Francisco daycare centers time and time again.
He learned that in California, 75% of kids get wait-listed for daycare, and 60% don't find daycare at all. So he founded Wonderschool in 2016 along with Chris Bennett. Wonderschool is an online network that makes finding preschool, daycare, or in-home childcare easier.
"At Wonderschool, our mission is to ensure every child has access to early education that helps them realize their potential," Gray told Business Insider.
Peanut helps women connect with other moms for support after childbirth. The dating-app-style service helps "like-minded" moms find each other. Today, Peanut has over 650,000 users around the world and 15 million on-app messages, according to a spokesperson.
"Peanut is facilitating conversations for women about all aspects of life, from how to return to work following maternity leave to how their relationships have changed with their significant others after baby," the company stated.
Milk Stork helps breastfeeding moms ship their milk back home during work trips.
Milk Stork helps working moms ship breast milk back home to their baby. The traveling mom packs her milk into Milk Stork's cooler and gets it shipped or toted to her home.
CEO Kate Torgersen came up with the idea for the service after she couldn't adequately commit to breastfeeding her babies as she traveled for work. "Since then, Kate has made it her mission to normalize pumping and motherhood in the workplace by encouraging companies to offer Milk Stork as an essential employee benefit," the company said in a statement.
The Mom Project is a for-profit company that connects mothers who don't want to stop working after having kids with relevant companies.
Moms create profiles on The Mom Project with relevant experience and what they are looking for in a job. Employers can then offer moms positions for temporary or full-time posts.
Company CEO Allison Robinson founded The Mom Project after learning 43% of caregivers leave the workforce when they give birth. "At The Mom Project, we're committed to helping women remain active in the workforce at every stage in their journey, and we're proud to work with employers who are committed to designing and supporting a better workplace," the company said in a statement.
The Riveter is a co-working space founded by a mom who says she was passed up for a job promotion after returning from maternity leave.