SANTA CLARA, MAY 8-9, 2020


Converge. Create. Elevate.




Reena Gupta, a Silicon Valley Social Technopreneur was raised in the small town of Danapur in the state of Bihar in a very traditional joint family household. It was a very supportive and loving environment, but for the girls in the family, there was no emphasis on pursuing a career. Still, Reena pursued her passion for software development. After marrying a very progressive and supportive partner, her career began to take off. Reena, interestingly dove into entrepreneurship when most women take a career break after her first child was born. In 2002, she started an IT staffing and consulting company, Avankia. In 2008 she founded her second startup, TargetRecruit – the first ATS for staffing companies in the Salesforce ecosystem and decided to relocate to Silicon Valley in 2011 to be more fully involved in the entrepreneurship culture. In 2018 Reena sold TargetRecruit, and that same year founded Mom Relaunch. The passion to start up Mom Relaunch is the culmination of Reena’s expertise from two decades in the staffing industry with her desire to help women segue back to the workforce. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Mom Relaunch is extending its support to men as well. The organization offers coaching, as well as hands-on training which nurtures candidates to apply their transferable skills to become relevant and ready to reenter the workforce. Companies that take a holistic approach towards recruiting and building a diverse workforce work in tandem with Mom Relaunch, becoming allies in creating opportunities globally for Mom Relaunch candidates. An active advocate and spokesperson on entrepreneurship, Reena mentors and nurtures the next generation of entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. She is very excited to announce her first book, Career Interrupted: How to Navigate a Career Crossroads and Define Success on Your Own Terms, due out in 2020.