Reach Mama Podcast show

Reach Mama Podcast

Summary: 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.

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 How Do We Empower Working Moms of Color? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:25

On this episode, Karina Cabrera Bell is a guest on the WashingTech Policy Podcast with Joe Miller. She shares her thoughts on what needs to happen in the workplace so working moms of color can thrive. Take a listen. 

 The Power of Telling Our Own Stories | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:23

Kierna Mayor has been Senior Vice President of Content and Brands at Interactive One, Inc. since June 27, 2016. She is currently on sabbatical working on a screenplay and memoir. This mom of two served as an Editor in Chief of Ebony magazine. Ms. Mayo joined Johnson Publishing from Bankable Enterprises, where she served as Editorial Director of, Tyra Banks' young women's magazine. For over 20 years, she has written for magazines including Essence, Marie Claire, Glamour, Seventeen, Vibe and Uptow

 Latina Moms in Tech | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:41

This is a live podcast episode. The Reach Mama Podcast and UTEC, The Univision Technology Center hosted a panel discussion with Latina Moms in Tech. We had a great conversation with four incredible moms about managing work and family. Panelist: Lucy Mangas (Microsoft), Sylvia Vaquer (SocioFabrica), Deldelp Medina (Medina & Associates) and Francesca de Quesada Covey (Facebook). 

 Finding Your Happy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:26

Today on the show we have Robyn Moreno Lifestyle Expert, Emmy-nominated TV Host, and Author and Former Co-President of Latina Magazine Her work has appeared in Elle, InStyle, Glamour, USA TODAY and The New York Daily News, just to name a few.  This Tejana, mom of two is pretty inspiring. In our conversation, she talks about fearlessness, the impact the death of father had on her life and finding your happy. If you'd like more information head over to 

 I Do My Best Work When I Bring My Wholeself | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:41

This week, we have the dynamo, Maria Cristina Gonzalez Noguera "MC". MC is the Senior Vice President of Global Public Affairs at The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.  In our conversation, MC shares the secrets of how she continues to move her career forward, we talk about her love of Puerto Rico, and what it was like to work for Michelle Obama as her Director of Communications.  For more information on MC, please go to our website:

 A Writers Guide to Mommyhood and Books | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:43

This week on the show we have Karin Tanabe, a fiction writer, and former journalist. This author of four books and mom of two talks about what it was like to write a book while also breastfeeding! No easy feat. By the way, thanks to all her hard work her book "The Gilded Years" is being turned into a movie thanks to Reese Witherspoon who purchased the rights!  Check out our website for more information on the amazing Karin! 

 Step Into Your Power | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:11

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

 The importance Of A Supportive Partner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:58

This week we have Rossana Rosado, an American newspaper editor and publisher, producer, and currently the Secretary of State of New York.  This mother of two holds nothing back during this episode. She talks about her Bronx roots and being the main breadwinner. She also recalls the first time she was told she couldn't do something because of her gender and how that fueled her passion for women's empowerment. To learn more, be sure to subscribe to our show and visit our website at 

 Why You Should Dream Big(er!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:45

In this week's episode, we interview an Executive at Intel Corporation Rosalind Hudnell is vice president in Human Resources and director of Corporate Affairs at Intel Corporation, as well as president of the Intel Foundation. Roz gives great advice about managing motherhood with a successful career. She shares a lesson that her daughter taught her about letting go of trying to be the perfect mom. Please be sure to subscribe to this show via iTunes.

 Why Women Leaders Matter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:15

Communications strategist, Melanie Newman shares her truth about why it's important to have women in leadership positions. She talks about her baby Malcolm, her experience working in the White House and what it was like to grow up in Selma, Alabama. This busy mom also discusses the importance of self-care and her regime of self-love.  Please go to for more information about Melanie and our podcast. 

 No apologies when it comes to our kids | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:08

In this episode, Jessica Herrera-Flanigan, EVP of Corporate Affairs and Government Relations of Univision Communications Inc. talks about her Texan roots and how her family was instrumental in her path to success.  She shares some practical advice for managing a career and family. She wants us to be unapologetic about setting boundaries when it comes to spending time with our kids.  For additional information head over to If you like this episode, please subscribe via iTunes.

 How This CEO Found Her Calling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:02

Today's guest is Lisa Skeete Tatum. Lisa is the founder and CEO of Landit, a career platform to help women develop professionally and reach success. During the interview, Lisa shares how instrumental her mother was in her life, how feeling stuck in her career gave her the inspiration to create Landit, and she gushes over her sons being her pride and joy. For additional information head over to If you like this episode, please subscribe via iTunes.

 Nely Galan: You Can Have It All - Just Not All at Once | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:19

In this episode, Karina interviews Nely Galan, a Media Entrepreneur, Emmy Award Winning Producer and Author of the New York Times Best Selling book, SELF MADE. Nely discusses how being an immigrate has taught her the importance of hard work and determination. She talks about corporate life not being so family friendly and encourages moms to start their own business.   For show notes and additional information head over to  

 Reach Mama Podcast: Finding Courage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:41

In this episode, media executive, Lucia Ballas Traynor, shares the not so smooth transition from her homeland (Chile) to the US. She also talks about finding courage at the workplace when her son got ill.  Lucia is currently EVP of Client Partnerships for Hemisphere Media Group, a leading media company. For show notes and additional information head over to

 This is what tenacity looks like | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:54

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. For show notes and additional information head over to


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