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On today’s episode, our guest is Alejandra Y. Castillo, who has over two decades of experiences working on behalf of communities of color and women in particular.

This bold New Yorker is the (CEO) of the YWCA USA, which is one of the "oldest and largest multicultural organizations promoting solutions to enhance the lives of women, girls and families.

Alejandra Y. Castillo has an impressive background. She has worked for two US presidents, five presidential campaigns and has received numerous awards and recognition including being named one of the “Top 100 Influential Latinos in the U.S.”

During our conversation, we talk about her unconventional journey into motherhood, her commitment to empowering our communities and her love of flamingo dancing. 

Dr. Angelica Perez-Litwin

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. Angelica has been recognized by numerous org including NBC Latino for her innovative work in leveraging technology and social networks to connect Latinas to mentoring, career opportunities, resources, and influential networks.

Angelica is an advocate for the personal well-being and economic prosperity of Latinas

 

Ritu Narayan - CEO of Zum

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This week we chat with Ritu Narayan, CEO and Founder of Zūm. Ritu founded Zūm after working at Oracle, IBM, Yahoo! and eBay for over fifteen years, leading engineering and product development teams.

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.  

This mom of two is a Stanford Graduate School of Business alum, and also earned a computer science degree from the Delhi Institute of Technology. Ritu’s goal for Zūm is to empower families to achieve their personal and professional goals. 

Latinas Moms In Tech

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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). 

 

 

A Writers Guide to Mommyhood and Books

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This week on the show we have Karin Tanabe, a fiction writer and former Politico reporter whose writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, and The Washington Post among many other publications. 

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, her book "The Gilded Years" is being turned into a movie thanks to Reese Witherspoon who purchased the rights! 

Finding my happy place

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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 ElleInStyleGlamourUSA 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.