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Allyson Downey
Works at weeSpring
Attended Colby College
Lives in New York, NY
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My @Inc magazine piece about why your company should offer paid leave.
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Here are four ways your company, like Vodaphone, can reap the benefits when you implement a generous parental leave policy.
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Over at +weeSpring, we're giving away $5,000 in baby essentials.  (Seriously: you don't want to miss this one.) 
Having a baby is overwhelming... figuring out what you need shouldn't be. Join weeSpring to share and read advice about baby gear from new and expecting parents like you.
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Some pretty magical photos... in awe of this mom. 
Every day just before her son takes his nap, she imagines him being her hero, the main character in one of her favorites fairy tales.
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I truly injoy your wonderful thinking.
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T-minus 5 minutes until +Plated goes on +Shark Tank! 
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I would love to watch it
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Love this +Techstars video that's up on +The Next Web -- and not just because it features all of the +weeSpring kids.
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Applaud +OkCupid for taking this stand... curious about how much traffic is from Firefox, +Tom Quisel? At +weeSpring, it's roughly 10%. 
Brendan Eich was recently appointed to run the organization behind the Firefox browser, but his donation in support of California’s Proposition 8 has some already calling for his ouster.
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Maybe Firefox is going the way of the dinosaur (aka IE)... national average at 20% but only at 10 - 12% for tech-savvy early-adopters who use sites like OKCupid and weeSpring.
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Lessons start-ups could take from politics (my article for Inc!).
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In addition to the importance of traditional board members or advisors, CEOs also need people around them with whom they can be 100% candid about their most intractable problems - these people are your Kitchen Cabinet.
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Great post with tips for how to travel with a baby, plus the must-haves for being on the road.
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weeSpring users and weeLove readers can't get enough of Sip Snap.  
Genius invention: SipSnap is a spill-proof cup lid that's molded with elastic silicone to provide an airtight seal over any cup without handles.
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Cannot get enough of #postmates  -- this pregnant lady was able to get Shake Shack delivered within an hour, with play by play updates on where my cheeseburger was.
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On #CNBC  Power Lunch today!
CNBC gave Downey 60 seconds to pitch her brainchild to Deborah Jackson, founder and CEO of plumalley.co, Kent Bennett, a partner with Bessemer Ventures, and CNBC’S Mandy Drury. Watch now to see if she can convince YOU and the Power Pitch panel that weeSpring is a golden child in the start-up world.
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Your appointment TV of the day: +weeSpring  on #CNBC Power Lunch in a few minutes! Airing at 1:20pm ET. +Deborah Jackson 
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Education
  • Colby College
    English and Psychology, 1997 - 2001
  • Columbia University
    Creative Writing (MFA), 2001 - 2003
  • Columbia Business School
    business, 2009 - 2010
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  • weeSpring
    CEO, 2012 - present
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