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Balancing Remote Work & Cancer: Webinar Recap

Scott Sinclair on April 21, 2023

We held our latest webinar on Wednesday, April 19th on Balancing Remote Work & Cancer. What once was dismissed by many as a less efficient way of working, has now been widely adopted by employers of all sizes and industries across the globe. This shift has especially been beneficial to people navigating work after a cancer diagnosis

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Remote Work Provides Increased Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on April 10, 2023

The pandemic has altered the workforce as we know it. People with disabilities have more opportunities for work, thanks to the drastic increase in remote work positions. Is this something that can and will last?

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Lessons Learned from Christina Applegate's Red Carpet Appearance

Sissy Silva on April 5, 2023

In a recent article, Writer Brijana Prooker detailed how seen and empowered they felt watching Christina Applegate, a Hollywood actress who has been open about her own chronic illness, proudly walk out onto the red carpet with a cane. Applegate’s appearance and transparency about her experiences managing her illness were inspiring.

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10th Annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer: Recap

Maddy Meislin on March 29, 2023

On March 24th, 2023, Cancer and Careers hosted its 10th annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer virtually. This blog gives a short recap of the day.

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Remembering Trailblazer Patricia Schroeder

Scott Sinclair on March 16, 2023

Congresswoman Schroeder was a pioneer in Washington, becoming the first female elected to the House of Representatives from Colorado in 1972, she served 12 terms total over the course of 24 years. Perhaps her biggest legacy was championing the Family and Medical Leave Act which became a law in 1993.

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Kim Seymour: First Speaker Announced for National Conference 2023

Rebecca Nellis on February 28, 2023

We’re so thrilled to announce that we will welcome Kim Seymour, Chief Human Resource Officer at Etsy, to the 13th Annual National Conference on Work & Cancer on June 23rd for a one-on-one moderated session. Kim first joined us at the Conference in 2021 when the landscape of work was shifting almost daily and looked very different than it does now.

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How to Advocate for Yourself Without Sacrificing Your Energy

Scott Sinclair on February 24, 2023

Ariane Hunter, a speaker, author and career equity expert, wrote a piece last month on LinkedIn that we think offers valuable insight on communicating your own needs in the workplace.. She asks the question: What is self-advocacy and why do so many of us as Black women struggle to effectively communicate our needs at work?

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Research Findings: Disparities for Black Cancer Survivors in the Workplace

Sissy Silva on February 17, 2023

While cancer itself does not discriminate, there are deep disparities in access to care and outcomes for people in the US diagnosed with cancer based on race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity, geography, sexual orientation and more. These disparities include people’s experiences at work.

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Making Key Decisions Webinar Recap

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on February 13, 2023

The second session in our 2023 Balancing Work & Cancer Webinar Series focused on the process of decision making when managing a diagnosis and work. It's important to follow the steps involved in order to make informed decisions and create a practical action plan for work after a diagnosis.

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Spotlight on For The Love of my Gurls

Maddy Meislin on February 10, 2023

Touch, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance’s For the Love of my Gurls campaign is bringing more awareness to the fact that black women are at a higher risk for breast cancer – and further, how black women can understand personal risk through conversation.

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Managing Long Term Stress Webinar Recap

Scott Sinclair on January 31, 2023

We kicked off our 2023 Balancing Work and Cancer webinar series last week with a session on Managing Long Term Stress. Julie Larson, LCSW walked us through a detailed presentation including the causes of stress and techniques to alleviate and avoid stress from getting in the way of critical responsibilities in both personal and professional lives.

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Six Interview Tips

Maddy Meislin on January 27, 2023

Millionaire, Steve Adcock and retiree at age of 35, lists tips and techniques for acing an interview -- which he thinks is the most important key to success.

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Finding Meaningful Work: Nonprofit Terms

Tatiana Pacheco on December 19, 2022

If you are interested in finding more meaningful work, this blog walks you through some of the common terminology used at nonprofit organizations.

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Identifying Red Flags in Job Descriptions

Sissy Silva on December 14, 2022

The job search process can be taxing for a number of reasons. Being mindful of what to look out for in postings to find the right fit for you is key to avoid falling back into the same types of work environments and stressors you were trying to get away from.

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Looking for Work: Telling Your Story Successfully

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on December 5, 2022

Everyone expresses themselves differently at work. Some may share more personal anecdotes while others prefer to be more private. Either way, knowing how to tell your story effectively is important.

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Creating Synergy Between Work and Life

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on October 31, 2022

What if we started to view the balancing act of work and personal life a bit differently? Find out tips and strategies for pursuing your goals in both work and life.

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Shop... And Support Our Community!

Leticia Bennett on October 28, 2022

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, your purchase from one of our incredible partners will help fund our programs that support 500,000 people each year.

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A Recap of Our 2022 West Coast Conference

Maddy Meislin on October 27, 2022

Our 8th annual West Coast Conference on Work & Cancer hosted a record-breaking 151 attendees, with sessions on Navigating Work After Diagnosis, Job Hunting in 2022 and Career Shifting: Tips, Tools & Techniques.

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Boost Your Skills: Microsoft Office

Brian Morvant on October 18, 2022

Gaining experience in Microsoft Office's most popular programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) can be tremendously useful in your professional and personal life, even in navigating your diagnosis. Within, we detail how you can access and learn these programs... for free!

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Pregúntale a los Expertos with Dr. Nieves Cuervo

Tatiana Pacheco on October 13, 2022

It’s a wrap! Dr. Nieves Cuervo joined us this past Tuesday, October 11th for the final session of Pregúntale a los Expertos, an interactive series that provided space for Spanish-speaking patients and survivors to hear from nutrition, health and legal experts.

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