Be the Boss Over Cancer

Kate Sweeney is the Executive Director of the CEW Foundation and the co-founder of the Cancer and Careers program. She began with a vision—to eliminate fear and uncertainty for working people with cancer. Now 13 years strong, Cancer and Careers is the recognized authority on work-related support for cancer patients and survivors. The pioneer program boldly leads the discussion on where life, cancer and work intersect.

Under Kate’s leadership, Cancer and Careers serves over 300,000 people online, in print and in person each year. Program highlights include launching a first of its kind interactive career coaching center for survivors to get personalized advice from professional coaches; bringing direct services to remote and underserved communities in the U.S.; partnering with Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) to offer company-wide support within the workplace; and collaborating with QVC to present “Beauty with Benefits,” a two-hour beauty-product fundraising telecast that has raised over $2M to date in support of Cancer and Careers’ free programs and services. In addition to running the $2.5M CEW Foundation, Kate continues to serve as an expert on the issues surrounding cancer in the workplace. Kate currently lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and twin sons.