Join Us September 20-23, 2023, St. Pete Beach, FL
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Join Us September 20-23, 2023, St. Pete Beach, FL
Details Coming Soon!
2021 APNA Conference

Speakers & Schedule

Katie Provinziano

Westside Nannies

How Leveraging Overseas Hire Can Revolutionize Your Business and Your Bottom Line

What if we told you that you could leverage overseas hiring to find your next team member – someone who is engaging, loyal, and hardworking? What if we told you they graduated from a top university, had years of experience, and read, write, and speak impeccable English? But I can’t afford someone like that you say….but what if you can? Join Katie Provinziano of Westside Nannies and Suzie Zeldin of Smart Sitting as they break down overseas hiring and how they’ve leveraged the international workforce to grow their businesses in dramatic ways. And all for $3-$7/hr. We’ll peek into how these two top agencies recruit, hire, train, and manage their virtual staff members as well as what tasks virtual workers are best suited for and how to retain top talent. We’ll dive into controversial topics such as ethics in overseas hiring “Isn’t it taking advantage of people to only pay $5/hr!?!”, dispel some common myths, and discuss best practices when employing overseas. If you feel overwhelmed and need more help but can’t afford it or if you are looking to reduce your payroll + hire loyal employees who will be with you for years to come then do not miss this riveting session!


Katie Provinziano has been helping families find outstanding nannies, newborn care specialists, and private educators for over a decade. A former nanny, and now mother and nanny employer herself, she is the founder of Westside Nannies and has a very personal and unique insight into the industry. Looked to as one of the nation’s leading nanny and childcare experts, Katie’s thought leadership has been featured in The New York Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, Fast Company, Business Insider, E! News, and Entertainment Tonight, as well as dozens of local and regional outlets. Katie is widely hailed as industry pioneer – developing and re-imagining the way nanny agencies operate and developing new, modern business practices that have been adopted by agencies across the country. As a nod to the agency’s innovative role within the industry, Westside Nannies was awarded the coveted APNA Innovation Award. Under Katie’s leadership Westside Nannies has grown year after year and continues to be considered the preeminent domestic agencies in the country.


Kellie Geres, APNA Executive Assistant

See you in St Petersburg!