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Wayfair Launches Workplace Mentoring Program with Big Sister Boston

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Big Sister Boston connects Wayfair with Josiah Quincy Upper School in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood to provide mentoring to junior high students

Wayfair (NYSE:W), one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home, today announced a partnership with Big Sister Association of Greater Boston that will bring a workplace mentoring program to Wayfair’s Boston-based headquarters aimed at building relationships between girls from Boston-area schools and Wayfair employees.

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In early 2020, Wayfair will welcome its first class of “little sisters” from Josiah Quincy Upper School located in the Chinatown neighborhood of Boston. Wayfair volunteers will be matched with eighth, ninth and tenth-grade girls who will come to Wayfair’s office regularly for a variety of learning and mentoring activities.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Big Sister Boston to provide our employees and community with a unique program aimed at inspiring career aspirations with young women,” said Jane Carpenter, global head of communications, Wayfair. “We have an engaged base of employees who are eager to offer their skills and resources to make a difference in the broader community.”

“We are excited to launch our newest workplace mentoring partnership at Wayfair. They recognize that an investment in women and girls of our city is an investment in our entire community," said Deb Re, Big Sister Boston's president & CEO. "Not only is Wayfair engaging their staff in a meaningful way, they are providing much-needed, one-to-one mentoring relationships for girls that contribute to their social-emotional development and academic success.”

Big Sister Boston’s mission is to foster adult-youth mentoring with a focus on girls’ unique developmental trajectory. Through the Wayfair workplace mentoring program, the organizations hope to inspire girls to pursue careers and leadership roles by allowing them to gain exposure to a positive work environment and engage in conversations that will enable them to explore their interests.

About Big Sister Association of Greater Boston

Big Sister Association of Greater Boston ignites girls’ passion and power to succeed through positive mentoring relationships with women and enrichment programs that support girls’ healthy development. Since 1951 Big Sister Boston has focused on meeting the unique needs of girls by providing them with the guidance, care, and support of a Big Sister. Today, the organization serves nearly 5,000 women and girls annually through professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships and enrichment activities that address the social-emotional development of girls age 7-20. Using research-based best practices that employ a gender-intentional lens, Little Sisters served by Big Sister Boston experience lasting and profound positive outcomes in academic achievement, interpersonal relationships, and the ability to avoid risky behaviors. Big Sister Boston is the only independently supported Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) agency out of more than 250 across the country to solely serve women and girls and was recognized by BBBSA’s Leadership Council as the 2015 National Agency of the Year. For more information, please visit www.bigsister.org or follow @bigsisterboston on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

About Wayfair

Wayfair believes everyone should live in a home they love. Through technology and innovation, Wayfair makes it possible for shoppers to quickly and easily find exactly what they want from a selection of more than 14 million items across home furnishings, décor, home improvement, housewares and more. Committed to delighting its customers every step of the way, Wayfair is reinventing the way people shop for their homes - from product discovery to final delivery.

The Wayfair family of sites includes:

  • Wayfair - Everything home for every budget.
  • Joss & Main - Stylish designs to discover daily.
  • AllModern - The best of modern, priced for real life.
  • Birch Lane - Classic home. Comfortable cost.
  • Perigold - The widest-ever selection of luxury home furnishings.

Wayfair generated $8 billion in net revenue for the twelve months ended June 30, 2019. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 14,500 people.

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