Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplaces by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events—all free-of-charge. The Cosmetic Executive Women Foundation launched Cancer and Careers in 2001 after being inspired by CEW Board members who faced the challenges of balancing work after a cancer diagnosis. Donations to CEW Foundation are tax deductible and used to support Cancer and Careers’ programs and services. For more information visit:

Cancer and Careers 20th Anniversary Celebration
Honoring Carlotta Jacobson, President, CEW

This Spring, Carlotta Jacobson will be the first recipient of an award in her name, in honor of founding Cancer and Careers and the legacy she has built in support of working people with cancer. The award presentation will take place at Cancer and Careers’ 20th Anniversary celebration. Click here to purchase tickets.

Cancer and Careers is grateful to the following sponsors for championing this event.

Support Cancer and Careers

From sponsorship and cause marketing promotions, to spreading the word by being a community ambassador, there are many exciting ways to support Cancer and Careers. Please contact Leticia Bennett, Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships, at or 646-929-8044 to learn more.

Programs and Services

Cancer and Careers provides free education, services and programs for patients, survivors, healthcare providers and employers across the country. Online, in print and in person, Cancer and Careers helps 400,000 individuals each year, across all 50 states. Select programs and services include:


  • National and Regional Conferences on Work & Cancer
  • Invited speaker at events and conferences nationwide
  • Accredited trainings and webinars for healthcare and human resources professionals
  • Guidance for coworkers and managers/employers



  • Interactive website, including a Newsfeed with current articles and research on work and cancer
  • Library of publications in English and Spanish
  • Research conducted by Cancer and Careers to understand the needs of working people with cancer
  • Video section, including Survivor Stories, animated “How Tos” and webinar recordings

CEW Foundation Board

The CEW Foundation Board consists of the most influential executives in business. For more information about our dedicated board members, click here.