A Drive for Success, a Compulsion for Caring
Bob Caylor, Focus Magazine
Entrepreneur Helen Adeosun is a scholar and a striver, but she's spent plenty of time in the trenches. The daughter of Nigerian immigrants, Adeosun has degrees from Notre Dame and Harvard, along with wealth of work experience: as a babysitter, a nanny, a teacher, a social worker, and a home-health aide.
All of that learning has served her well as the co-founder and CEO of CareAcademy, a Massachusetts-based firm that produces instruction for home caregivers and makes it available on mobile phones or computer tablets.
The CareAcademy lessons offer a smoother, individualized way for caregivers to meet credential requirements. The on-demand curriculum also makes training easier for employers, many of whom face a dual crunch: hiring and retaining employees in a high-turnover field at the same time an aging population propels a growing demand for their services.