In February 2022, an article in Inside Business: The Hampton Roads Business Journal highlighted the Hampton Roads Shared Services Alliance, managed by EEBC. CEO Lauren Small was shown and quoted in the article as well. The article begins:
The problem is simple: If working mothers don’t have safe, reliable and quality child care, they cannot stay in nor return to the workforce. More than 2 million women left the workforce in 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The movement is called the “she-cession.” The solution may not be as simple, but a new nonprofit program is working to fix it. The work of an advisory council became part of the Hampton Roads Chamber Foundation, launching as Hampton Roads Shared Services Alliance, which aims to help stabilize and expand child care opportunities in the region.