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The pandemic exacerbated a problem that has been long bubbling in the U.S.: childcare.

According to a survey of people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers conducted by the city’s WiSTEM Los Angeles program and shared exclusively with dot.LA, the pandemic exposed a slew of challenges across STEM fields. The survey—which consisted of 181 respondents from L.A.County and was conducted between March 2021 and 2022— involved respondents across medical fields, technical professions and science industries who shared the pandemic’s effects on their professional or education careers.

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Courtesy of Jessica Rolph
On this episode of Behind Her Empire, the co-founder and CEO of Lovevery, an educational toy and play kit company, discusses how keeping in touch with her customers helps grow her business and how it takes a team to run a company.


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Who do you call when three simultaneous Zoom meetings have throttled your internet connection for the fifth time this week and your child has a last-minute project that needs to be completed?

Yohana—a company positioning itself as a household concierge service that helps families address the various issues and tasks that crop up in day-to-day life—wants to be that call. And after initially piloting in Seattle last year, the Palo Alto-based company is now making Los Angeles its second core market, officially launching in the city on Tuesday.

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