Santa Barbara, Calif. (April 23, 2015) – Anupama Vaid, CEO of ParentSquare, a simple and secure communication platform designed to reach and engage every parent, has been named a finalist in the 2015 Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards. Thirty-three women were named finalists and will be recognized in Santa Barbara County for their achievements in their respective fields. Vaid is a finalist in the science and technology category.
“We had an amazing group of candidates this year, and it was hard for our judges to narrow it down to the top three in each category,” said Cathy Feldman, board chair and CEO of the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation. “These remarkable women have such a variety of enterprises that we think it is important to tell the community about them.”
The Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards were created by the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation and are designed to recognize the contributions of women entrepreneurs supporting the Santa Barbara County economy, as well as support the future economic growth through recognition and education of student entrepreneurs.
“It is truly an honor to be recognized as a finalist among all the inspiring and accomplished candidates,” said Vaid. “Much like ParentSquare, this award was founded with the vision of making a positive difference in our community. At ParentSquare, we help schools and families work together to play an active role in children’s success at school.”
ParentSquare is a simple, collaborative platform for school-home communication that facilitates parental engagement in children’s education. Designed specifically to help preK-12 educators, ParentSquare reaches and engages every parent with automated email, text and app alerts, language translation, and 24/7 access. Powerful metrics on parent engagement help school administrators take well-informed steps to improving parental involvement. Learn more at www.parentsquare.com. Join the discussion on Twitter (@ParentSquare) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/Parentsquare).