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Mom Relaunch Foundation

Unleashing Women’s Professional Potential

Livermore, CA   |  http://www.momrelaunch.org

Mission

Mom Relaunch Foundation was founded in 2018 with a mission to support and guide women to become financially independent and find fulfilling careers in information technology (IT) and related areas of work. We have successfully placed close to 100 women in IT careers. We want to help build a more inclusive economy by nurturing women to succeed through our unique comprehensive programming. Problems we are addressing: Women constitute only 26% of the technology workforce 43% of highly skilled women in America exit their jobs after having children The economic impact of women leaving work due to caregiving responsibilities is in trillions of do Our process ensures that women become ready and relevant for a successful IT career.

Ruling year info

2021

Principal Officer

Reena Gupta

Co Principal Officer

Maria Chaer

Main address

164 N L Street

Livermore, CA 94550 USA

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EIN

84-5077844

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

It’s known that women face much more challenges to enter the workforce than men due to social prejudice, inequality in the society, and cultural beliefs. Having a career gap makes it even more challenged. Additionally, if this gap was taken for raising kids, the underestimation of women as a worker goes even higher. This reality usually holds these women back in their career, growing a strong impostor syndrome feeling and a hesitance to apply for job opportunities (according to some Linked In data, women apply 20% less than men, and recruiters are 13% less likely to click on a women’s profile when they match their search). In this way, to be more inclusive and effective than simply finding a woman a job, we help prepare them to relaunch their careers in a sustainable path, helping them to discover themselves as a professional, and supporting them to learn life-work harmony, communication, collaboration, hands-on projects, everything that makes them flourish and unleash their potential.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mom Relaunch

The purpose of our program is to prepare women to become financially independent. Our process ensures that women become ready and relevant for a successful IT career. We have placed 80+ moms/women in jobs in the last few years, without any external support and funding. We pride ourselves in the fact that we are a program for the moms by the moms.

Our focus is on the IT industry where there is a lack of diversity. The success of our program comes from carefully curated career tracks and program content. These include Salesforce, IBM Enterprise Computing, QA, Data Analysis, Customer Support, and the list is growing. We are a Workforce Development partner with Salesforce Talent Alliance, IBM SkillsBuild platform and DataCamp.

We nurture women, to teach them job readiness skills beyond just the technical skills. These are important to achieve work-life harmony – skills such as accountability, confidence, focus management and creating personal support systems.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Women
Older adults
Seniors
Foster and adoptive parents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of job skills training courses/workshops conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Mom Relaunch

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

2022 - Cohorts with IBM and Salesforce 2021 - Salesforce Trailblazer

Number of participants who gain employment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Mom Relaunch

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These results are based on women that leave our program directly to employment reasons. This number can be bigger if we count the ones that take over jobs after some time and do not inform us.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our primary goal is to help all women become financially independent by nurturing them to find success from within themselves and guide them to create their own work-life harmony and a support system.

Mom Relaunch is a workforce development nonprofit dedicated to the professional development of women who are transitioning into information technology (IT) from career breaks or other careers. Our mission is to help every woman become financially independent. Our program specifically prepares women for re-entry into the IT workforce. We proudly highlight having successfully placed over a hundred women in gainful IT careers, having done so without any external funding. We are a program for the moms by the moms.

At our core, we strive to tackle the diversity gap in the IT industry through preparing women for sustainable careers.

Our primary offerings focus on providing real-time hands-on experience, and equipping them with essential job readiness skills, in addition to technical ones. We also help them with:
Balancing work and life skills
Committing to values like accountability, productivity, and loyalty
Building confidence in their chosen career track and in themselves
Developing focus and efficient time management skills
Creating personal support systems

Mom Relaunch Foundation strategy is based on preparing women that had a career break to get ready to the workforce. We help them to unleash their professional potential through the "Seedling to Mother Tree" journey, a comprehensive 5-step process to recruit, engage, and retain women from diverse backgrounds on career breaks and historically excluded from the workforce.

1. Seedling - Career Discovery: We assess interests and skills, providing personalized career action plans.
2. Sapling - Training and Certifications: Tailored training equips participants with IT skills, offering scholarships for accessibility.
3. Growing Tree - Work Experience and Job Readiness Skills: Micro internships build real-world experience and job readiness.
4. Flourishing Tree - Back to Work: We support securing employment opportunities, connecting with inclusive employers.
5. Be a Mother Tree: Graduates mentor and support new moms, fostering continuous inclusivity.

Our team is formed by moms working for moms, so we are able to put ourselves in the same situation as the community we serve. Our core team members adhere to the following 10 core values:
- Have an entrepreneurial and a learning mindset
- Take ownership of our work
- Be accountable to our tasks
- Be productive
- Be loyal and stay committed to Mom Relaunch vision
- Value teamwork
- Commit to quality work
- Be trustworthy
- Lead by example
- And most importantly, always strive to make members feel welcome, supported and confident in their abilities!

We try to inculcate these values in our program members. When they leave Mom Relaunch, they are more confident, resilient and prepared to take on the responsibilities of their chosen career.

When highlighting the profound impact of Mom Relaunch, several accomplishments come to the forefront that underline the organization's commitment to making a lasting difference. Over the past 3 years, we're elated to report that more than 80 women who engaged with the Mom Relaunch program have successfully reintegrated into the workforce. This pivotal metric stands as the most significant testament to our success, signifying the tangible results of our efforts. Among these individuals, numerous success stories emerge—some have secured promotions, while others have transitioned into new roles, solidifying their triumphant trajectory within the IT industry.

Elevating our impact, Mom Relaunch orchestrated exceptional collaborations with industry leaders such as Salesforce and IBM-z. These collaborative cohorts stand as exemplars of our commitment to forging strategic partnerships. With Salesforce and IBM-z programs, we provided comprehensive training and certification opportunities for a substantial number of women who joined our program. These partnerships not only enhance participants' skill sets but also validate our dedication to fostering opportunities through meaningful connections with renowned organizations.

An exceptional facet of Mom Relaunch is its design as a program created by moms for moms. Through this approach, participants have the unique chance to take the reins of Mom Relaunch operations, honing vital job-readiness skills. They seamlessly integrate into the core team, contributing their insights and experiences while acquiring invaluable practical knowledge over the course of several months. This distinctive approach mirrors our belief in empowering women to take charge of their careers and seize leadership roles, marking another way we actualize our mission.

As we reflect on the essence of Mom Relaunch's journey, it's evident that the impact reaches far beyond statistics. We are actively fostering a paradigm shift in the lives of women, ushering them back into the professional realm with renewed confidence and ambition. Through our partnerships, empowerment-focused structure, and unwavering dedication, we're laying the groundwork for a more inclusive, diverse, and impactful workforce—one where women are not just participants but drivers of change.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

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Mom Relaunch Foundation

Board of directors
as of 08/09/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Reena Gupta

Wisdocity

Scott Jorgensen

ScaleWith

Mike Kreaden

Firsthand Alliance

Erica Kuhl

Erica Kuhl Consulting

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/9/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Brazilian
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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