Integrity and compassion have been intertwined in TMC’s history since its creation in 1987 by co-founders Jennifer Harris and Brenda Diener. Jennifer and Brenda’s relationship did not begin as business partners, but as best friends attending the University of Florida’s business program. Throughout their 20+ years as co-owners of TMC, Jennifer and Brenda actively involved the company in charitable initiatives in giving back to their community, such as regular volunteer days at the LA County Food Bank and Heal the Bay. These efforts have only increased since the heartbreaking loss of Brenda from cancer in 2011. Brenda and Jennifer’s shared dream of creating a rigorous and savvy software enterprise that incorporated their ideals of family, respect, and generosity has bloomed into what TMC is today: a business that truly values the well-being of its employees and community.
TMC does not just talk the talk – we walk the walk. Currently involved in a variety of philanthropic projects, TMC believes that empowering our community is one of the best ways to give back. As a female business owner in a male-dominated field, Jennifer understands how demoralizing it can be to feel that nobody you look up to looks like you. As a result, she created the Brenda Diener Memorial Scholarship for Women in Tech to encourage young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and medicine. This scholarship honors Brenda and is a testament to her enduring impact on our organization. TMC is a sponsor of various Women in Tech organizations including the Annual AAUW Long Beach STEM Career Conference which promotes 7th and 8th-grade girls to become involved in STEM. Jennifer has spoken at events like the 2021 Women in Tech Reception at Microsoft Summit and has also been a guest on podcasts including Next Wave Leadership, Women in ERP, and the Common Sense Marketer.
Providing financial support to worthy causes is an essential way that TMC gives back to its community. As a company, TMC has long sponsored a range of nonprofit organizations, such as 1736 Family Crisis Center and Orange County Goodwill. Since 2014, employees of TMC have participated in an annual Adopt-A-Family event providing holiday presents and everyday essentials to underprivileged families in Los Angeles County. TMC is also a longtime donor to various cancer organizations in Brenda’s honor, including the American Lung Association, Cancer Research Collaborative, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. These philanthropic efforts have become an integral part of TMC’s culture and help ensure that employees remain fulfilled by their work and believe in the good of the organization.