May 8, 2022
Here’s to the moms and the mother figures in our lives, past and present! Motherhood can take a thousand different forms and there is no one-size fits all.
In the SEG ecosystem, we have ventures who are working to ensure that all types of mothers have the support they need throughout the journey. These ventures support mothers walking through pregnancy, birth, and sometimes loss, learning how to navigate postpartum, breastfeeding, and parenting, moving through parenting and working, creating communities, and raising the bar for more equitable maternal healthcare especially for Black and Brown mothers.
To raise a child, it takes a village, and these ventures understand exactly that. They are working to build a system that supports mothers and parents each step of the way.
Birth & Breastfeeding Support
“The Legacy Doula”
Provides easily accessible prenatal, postpartum and new parent education, services and products online.
Impact Accelerator 2021 | Incubator 2020 | Independent Advising
Ready Set Latch Go
As a caring Doula, they provide all the emotional, educational and physical support needed during pregnancy, labor and beyond. Whether folks are interested in a birthing class, labor support or breastfeeding advice, Ready Set Latch Go is here for you.
Sacred Wombanhood Birth Support
Supporting pregnancy, birth and beyond one family at a time. Through education, empowerment & advocacy. Sacred Wombanhood Birth Support provides childbirth education, prenatal support, partner support, pregnancy and birth comfort measures, birth planning, physical/emotional birth support, breastfeeding, infant care, and postpartum support.
Healthy Babies Happy Moms Inc.
Healthy Babies, Happy Moms Inc. is passionate about having a positive impact on the health of babies and the well being of their mothers. They are committed to treating women with kindness and respect while helping them achieve success in their breastfeeding goals. Their expert nurses guide mothers with the information and support they need to be confident in their ability to care for their children, while minimizing stress and fostering their success in an atmosphere of comfort.
“Making Health Simple for Mamas”
A simple one scoop solution for a busy mama’s postpartum nutrition and lactation journey. Plant based protein blend designed for gut health, mental health, essential vitamins and nutrition.
Impact Accelerator 2022
Equitable Maternal Healthcare
SISTA Fire seeks to support and nurture women and nonbinary people of color to come together to build a collective power for social, economic and political transformation. Their Black Maternal Health Campaign is working to address the systemic racism and maternal health crisis that Black birthing families are facing within Rhode Island.
→ Read updates like The Potential Impact on Black Maternal Health if New England and Lifespan Merge and more on the campaign on the SISTA Fire blog.
Hub Coworking | Independent Advising
Urban Perinatal Education Center
“Where equity meets community”
The Urban Perinatal Education Center grew out of the inability to have a safe space reflective of the Black, Indigenous and People Of Color community in the perinatal and maternal health realm in our communities. They want to change the way people experience perinatal health, education and services.
They have an ongoing capital campaign to move from virtual support to a physical home base, provide an easy access clinic, and expand.
Impact Accelerator 2020 | Laptop Program 2020 | Spring Microgrant Recipient 2022
“Self Care from the Inside Out”
Four2five Wellness is a woman and minority owned wellness company using an integrative approach to wellness and healing. We teach functional health education, provide spiritual and alternative healing services and movement therapy in a fun, safe and supporting space. The Nirvana Momma Coaching Program with founder, Jasmin Acevedo, RN BSN has a mission to reduce health care disparities among black and latino women in the United States.
Impact Accelerator 2021 | 2021 Huddle | Independent Advising | Forum
Lotus Noire Health
To provide a healing space (online and in person) where Black, Brown, LGBTQ & other marginalized community members feel comfortable and empowered in learning about and making decisions about their health.
Impact Accelerator 2019 | Forum | Hub Coworking | Website Program | Laptop Program | Microgrant Recipient 2022
Adoption & Foster Care
The Heart Tree
The purpose of the organization is to help Spanish speakers foster, adoptive and kinship families through support groups, mentoring, resources, education, and guidance. The Heart Tree will provide education, coaching and training courses for this underserved population with cultural competence and rendering service fully in Spanish. This organization’s mission is to create alliances between Spanish speaking foster, adoptive and kinship families.
“It takes a village. Find yours.”
At Flourish Fund, a healthy mom is their #1 priority and they believe in empowering new and expecting moms through education and connecting moms to care and support in their local community. They host fitness classes, birthing and parenting classes, support groups, and local events.
Independent Advising 2017 | Hub Coworking 2017 | Health Accelerator 2017 | Talent Matchmaking 2018, 2019, 2020
Dynamic Threads of Support aims to address the lack of support women and families so often experience in our culture. The dispersing of families means that many expecting parents lack the support network they need to thrive postpartum. Interwoven Care blends the study of pregnancy, massage therapy, holistic wellness, and family advocacy to support the physical, practical and emotional needs of birthing mamas and growing families. Research points to the importance of supporting families as best we can to improve mental health outcomes for mothers and their children. Interwoven Care strives to help families get off to a good start with home delivered food, bodywork, and community connections.
“Coworking. Career Cultivation. Advocacy.”
UpRiseHer is a she-centric coworking and togethering space in development in Providence, RI. Their mission is to actualize a work life for women that is truly equitable, intentionally joyous, and empowers them to live authentically. They do this by providing a warm, collaborative, and female-functional coworking space; and with advocacy and programming that helps women meet their challenges with the skills and resilience to propel themselves and one another upward. Women need one another to be empowered and it is our goal to provide an inspired, collaborative ecosystem of support in which our needs are met and we can reach our true potential in every aspect of our lives.
New Mom Support coworking spaces are baby-friendly and plan on opening summer 2022. Onsite Childcare is under development and has a mission to embrace women as mothers, entrepreneurs, career women, learners.
Health Accelerator 2019 | Coworking | Forum
Teach readiness & innovate
A drop-off drop in childcare center with a twist. A supportive community for those who need safe & reliable childcare on demand to accommodate varied busy lifestyles. Combining people of all ages, race, color & talent to cultivate a community and enlighten, educate, and entertain those who are part of it.
Takes the work out of childcare decisions.
Established, online marketplace and review system allows families to research providers’ licenses and recommendations, established policies, verified reviews and child-to-caregiver ratios, as well as, safety procedures, curriculum, and photos to help parents find the best daycare to fit their family’s needs.
Independent Advising | Hub Coworking
Coaching & Counseling Services
The Tipping Point
“Counseling and Coaching for Women & Moms”
A judgment-free zone for seeking help, sounding off, and professional, empowering support. The Tipping Point offers counseling for women and moms in Rhode Island from a counselor specialized in postpartum and maternal mental health, depression & anxiety, self-esteem, pre- & post-divorce, etc. Life and financial coaching are also services provided at The Tipping Point.
Hub Coworking | Health Accelerator 2019
Global Maternal Healthcare
“Delivering innovations to your teams. Anywhere”
Maternova is a mission-driven corporation focused on maternal and newborn health. Maternova licenses innovative femtech & medtech from startups. They then make it easy for distributors, governments and humanitarian organizations to research, source and fulfill orders of trusted medical devices and diagnostics.
Accelerator 2010 | Loan Fund Recipient | Huddle 2015 | Talent Matchmaking | Hub Coworking | Independent Advising | Restore RI
Girls Global Health
Girls Global Health Builds awareness of the health issues girls face in developing countries. They help young women gain access to medical resources, focusing on teen pregnancy, sexual health, and mental health.
Umeed is a club that works with nonprofits in India to support low-income cancer patients and is currently working with a nonprofit that works to reduce preventable infant and maternal mortality in South Asia.
Social Innovation Fellowship