Startup markets to moms who need flexible job

Published: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 By: Dale Denwalt Source: NewsOK

Suma, a startup that matches moms with employers, officially launched Tuesday with 300 women already on its platform.

The Oklahoma City-based startup and Thunder Launchpad alum focuses on helping put mothers back in the workforce. That happens by connecting them with employers that have a work culture flexible enough to meet the demands of their home life.

Co-founder and CEO Ally Myers launched Suma after leading the MOMS nonprofit organization. Stay-at-home moms are an "untapped niche" in the potential workforce, she said.

"MOMS consistently served highly educated and skilled women who wanted to work, but they didn't fit in the traditional workforce model," Myers said. "It was through this lens that my eyes were opened to the barrier that exists across the board for stay-at-home moms."

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