Amy Henderson | CEO & Co-Founder
Amy Henderson is a movement builder who has played a founding role in several successful ventures. After the birth of her third child, she went on a quest to learn if it were possible to both show up for parenting and have a successful career. While conducting more than 220 formal interviews with working parents and sitting down with researchers from a number of different disciplines, Amy discovered that parenting develops career-critical skills. Armed with this revelation, Amy founded TendLab to catalyze a movement to recognize and realize the value of parents in the workplace. Amy also started the Fam Tech Founders Collaborative, a network of over 130 founders who are solving for the needs of caregivers. A regular speaker and author advocating on behalf of the power of parenthood at work, Amy has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fast Company, Slate, InStyle, and more. Her book, Tending, will be published by Nationbuilder books in early 2021, followed by a podcast of the same name.
The TendLab Council is a diverse group of leaders across HR, Tech, Business, Research, Politics, and more, who have agreed to contribute their voices, time and expertise to help us build the movement to create a better future for working parents. To borrow language from our friends at MotherNation, the Lab Council is the internal braintrust of TendLab – they are our gut checks and accountability partners, our advisors and advocates. We are honored to count them among our collaborators, mentors, partners, and friends.