Content And Community For Black Moms

Denise Woodard

Denise Woodard is the founder and CEO of Partake, a line of allergy-friendly snacks inspired by her daughter’s experience with food allergies. Launched in 2017, Partake’s first product—10 varieties of delicious, nutritious, allergy-friendly cookies—can now be found in more than 3,600 retailers including Target, Sprouts, and Whole Foods Market. Prior to launching Partake, Denise spent a decade in consumer packaged goods at various Fortune 100 companies.



Mater Mea is a website that tells the stories of women at the intersection of motherhood and career. Launched in 2012, the site offers a more realistic depiction of Black women in the many spaces they occupy: as mothers, daughters, employees and employers, lovers, and friends.