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Joanna Smith: Supporting School Attendance through AI Virtual Advisors

Joanna Smith: Supporting School Attendance through AI Virtual Advisors
Joanna: Did you know that more than eight million students in America don't attend school regularly? These numbers have skyrocketed to 36 million with the impact of COVID-19. Innovative, novel and evidence-based solutions for addressing the issue of attendance are almost nonexistent, despite the fact that this leads to learning loss, school dropout, and social inequality. AllHere is fostering student success and attendance using mobile messaging powered by artificial intelligence. We develop AI-Powered Virtual Advisors (AVA) that support students and families on the path to and through school and provide 24/7 impactful support that is proven to help K12 students get—and stay—on a path to graduation.

Designing Work Perks for Everyone Supports Diversity

Designing Work Perks for Everyone Supports Diversity

As a former CFO and COO, I was frustrated by my limited options to support my entire team. No matter what perk I brought in, <10% of the team would use it. This was incredibly expensive for the company - and ultimately didn’t meet the needs of our teams. I wanted software that allowed me to say "yes" to my entire team whether they wanted childcare, or surf lessons, or meals for their aging parents. 

The result of the existing solutions was a vicious cycle of only being able to recruit more talent like the folks we had on the team. And our teams were far too homogeneous. 

That drove me to Co-Found Compt.