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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 This CEO is on a Mission to Help Working Moms | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:20

This week we chat with Ritu Narayan, CEO and Founder of Zūm. Ritu’s vision for Zūm is to create a holistic and enduring solution to solve the challenges working families have faced around the world, and throughout generations. Zūm has built the nation’s largest, safest and most reliable child transportation and care platform.   Ritu’s goal for Zūm is to empower families to achieve their personal and professional goals.  Check out more on reach 

 Renee La Londe Talks About Passion and Grit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:13

This week's guest is Renée La Londe, CEO & founder of iTalent Digital, an innovative global digital consulting and software engineering company headquartered in San Jose, California.  This mama of one is also the founder of GLAM which is leadership academy for young girls.  During our chat we discuss what it takes to start your own business, the importance of having gender equity in the workplace and being an introvert.  Hope you enjoy her story. 

 Cultivating Gratitude with Vicky Nguyen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:46

Our guest this week is Vicky Nguyen, a TV anchor and an award-winning senior investigative journalist at NBC Bay Area News.  This mama of three talks with me about why she cultivates gratitude, her job and admits she needs to step it up when it comes to self care. 

 Letting go of fear and judgment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:10

Today’s guest is Rochelle Briscoe a fierce tech mama of two. She found her passion after staying at home with the kids for a short period of time. After years of working in a law firm, she realized she was passionate about helping find the right people to build great teams! She currently works at YouTube where she brings the best talent from every background to Silicon Valley. `

 The American Dream | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:22

On today’s episode, we have Alejandra Y. Castillo who is the (CEO) of the YWCA USA. During our conversation, we talk about her unconventional journey into motherhood, her commitment to empowering our communities and her love of flamingo dancing.  For more information about Alejandra, go to   

 #Whereareourchildren policy discussion | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:38

This is a special episode. KHADIJA GURNAH and XOCHITL OSEGUERA from Momsrising discuss the current family separation policy and ways we can help bring families together.

 A Social Entreprenuer On A Mission To Advance Women | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:02

Our guest today is Dr. Angelica Perez-Litwin. This proud mom of four is a social entrepreneur and psychologist devoted to advancing the careers and influence of Latinas in the US. She is the founder and CEO of Latinas Think Big, an award-winning network and career platform.  To find out more about Angelica, pls go to our website

 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 


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