Genevieve Thiers (GMu04) Biography
Genevieve Thiers (GMu04) is the founder and CEO of iVillage’s Sittercity.com®, an award-winning, online care-giving site for child care, pet care, senior care, home care, and tutors. The former opera singer gained ample experience babysitting for more than 30 families as an undergraduate at Boston College, and today, almost a half a million users visit Sittercity.com. Thiers has appeared on The Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The View, Good Morning America, the CBS Early Show, CNN, and Martha Stewart Living Radio, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Redbook, Parents, Better Homes and Gardens, and others. In 2007, she was listed in Forbes’ Junior Power League and in Crain's “40 under 40”. She has also been recognized by President Bush as the Small Business Administration Young Entrepreneur Champion of the Year (2006) and won the Women's Business Development Center Rising Star Award (2005). Her first book, Love at First Sit, was released in summer of 2008. She is a graduate of the Bienen School of Music.