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.
Step Into Your Power
This week on the show we have the Godmother of Silicon Beach, Cameron (Cam) Kashani, a powerhouse Found and CEO of COACCEL, a coaching business.
This single mom of twin boys shares how she bounced back from a hard divorce that left her broken without a job.
She talks about resilience, letting go of self-doubt and mommy guilt.
Check out her full bio on reachmama.com.
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.
The energy on stage was electric. The panel featured: Jenny Gendron, Director of External Affairs; Monica Quijada, Business Development Representative and Tamara Fortson, Retail Market Manager. We also had the opportunity to hear from Karen Fascenda, Vice President of Human Resources about the policies behind the family friendly culture at Comcast.
Each woman gave great perspective to how they approach their work and how they manage motherhood. They shared some of the ups and downs of being a working mom. But it was clear to me that a major part of their success has to do with their employer being supportive.
Read more here: https://california.comcast.com/2019/03/20/reach-mama-network-and-comcast-celebrate-moms-of-color-during-womens-history-month-2/
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. Valerie 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
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.
What is the Reach Mama?
In this episode, host Karina Cabrera Bell talks about her inspiration to create the Reach Mama Podcast.
The REACH Mama Podcast is about the stories of career-driven moms of color who skillfully manage careers and kids. Guests will include CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Authors, and leader from different industries.
If you'd like to learn more about the Reach Mama podcast or the host, please visit reachmama.com.
This Is What Tenacity Looks Like
In this episode, Author and CEO of Malecon Productions, Carmen Rita Wong talks about not living up to other people's standards and the importance of staying true to yourself.
This tenacious mama also opens up about facing challenging times and how she bounced back.
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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!
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.
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!