32 episodes

REACH Mama is a podcast about the stories of successful moms of color. Hosted by Karina Cabrera Bell, each episode will bring you the REAL journeys to success - the good, the bad and the messy. You will gain insight from career-driven moms who skillfully manage careers and kids. Guests will include CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Authors, and leaders from different industries.

Reach Mama Podcast Karina Cabrera Bell

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    • 4.9, 43 Ratings

REACH Mama is a podcast about the stories of successful moms of color. Hosted by Karina Cabrera Bell, each episode will bring you the REAL journeys to success - the good, the bad and the messy. You will gain insight from career-driven moms who skillfully manage careers and kids. Guests will include CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Authors, and leaders from different industries.

    How A Ride On An Air Plane inspired Karina Montilla Edmonds into STEM

    How A Ride On An Air Plane inspired Karina Montilla Edmonds into STEM

    This week I talk to Dr. Karina Montilla Edmonds about her story into STEM. This mama of three works at Google Cloud AI & Machine Learning as the bridge between the Google Cloud AI team and leading university research labs in artificial Intelligence. Prior to this she worked at Caltech as the Executive Director of Corporate Partnerships. She has a PhD in Aeronautics from Caltech, and worked for many years at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. To learn more, go on ReachMama.com

    • 32 min
    How Valerie Jarrett Found Her Voice

    How Valerie Jarrett Found Her Voice

    Valerie Jarrett, former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, sits down with Karina for a live taping of “Reach Mama Podcast" at the Wing SF. She discusses her new book, Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward. She talks candidly about feeling miserable early in her career and how she found strength to pivot once she discovered her voice. Valerie shares gems to having a fulfilling career and personal life.

    For more info, go to ReachMama.com

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Women of Comcast Share Their Story

    Women of Comcast Share Their Story

    I recently had the pleasure of partnering with Comcast California to celebrate and highlight moms of color during Women’s History Month. I moderated a lively panel with inspiring women who work at Comcast and who shared their insights on how to be successful at work and at home.

    • 50 min
    Selina Tobaccowala Founder of Gixo and Evite - Inspiration and Mentors Matter

    Selina Tobaccowala Founder of Gixo and Evite - Inspiration and Mentors Matter

    Selina Tobaccowala co-founded Evite when she was in college, and, after selling it to IAC, took on senior roles at Ticketmaster. But then she met her mentor in Dave Goldberg, the CEO of Survey­Monkey, and she became that firm's president and CTO. His sudden death in May 2015 prompted her to get more active--and start a company to help others do the same. 


    Thank you to Unboxed (Nitasha Syed!) for sponsoring this week's podcast episode. 

    • 29 min
    Lisha Bell and AJ Thomas Share Their Journey In Tech as A Mom and WOC

    Lisha Bell and AJ Thomas Share Their Journey In Tech as A Mom and WOC

    Karina Cabrera Bell hosts a live Podcast Event at Univision. She interviews Lisha Bell (Director of Product at Feedzai) and AJ Thomas (VP of People and Culture at Auction.com). These fantastic women share their experience as women of color in tech and how they navigate as moms. They are unapologetic about their authentic journey. Join us. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Media Boss Alicia Menendez

    Media Boss Alicia Menendez

    Alicia Menendez is a Contributing Editor at Bustle; a co-host of Amanpour & Co., PBS’s late night interview program; and the co-creator and host of the Latina to Latina podcast. Previously, as an anchor and correspondent at Fusion TV, she launched an award-winning primetime talk show; co-moderated a 2016 presidential forum.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

lawyerwarrior ,

Inspiration & concrete advice

Great podcast that has really evolved & developed. Working moms of color describing the joys and challenges of education, career, family and how they get it done and succeed. Moving stories that also offer tips and suggestions. Love listening!

MarlenaMaduro ,

Fierce Dynamic

I just listened to the conversation with Nely Galan. My experience with immigrants confirms this fierce dynamic to do what needs to be done and also a recognition that in spite of many difficult issues here in the US, there are opportunities in this my adopted country that are rare in the rest of the world. Felicitaciones a todos! I’ll be listening in.

ycdurant ,

Inspiring Stories!

Reach Mama features inspiring stories from diverse women - a voice that's frequently missing from leadership and motivational podcasts about professional women. I think Karina Cabrea Bell lifts up fresh voices and perspectives with the impressive guests she's introducing to her audience. I'm excited to hear more episodes!

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