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In Sickness and Health: Fostering a Fearless Workplace Culture 

By Catherine Olivieri, senior vice president of human resources, Susan G. Komen  “It’s a matter of trust,” as Billy Joel famously sings. Sounds simple enough, but that sentiment is also the complex root of creating a fearless work culture.   Building culture and trust within an organization is year-round work. It’s not just a catchy tagline […]

Many Lives Still Left Behind: What Breast Cancer Needs Now 

What the new USPSTF draft recommendations mean, and how we can help  By Victoria Wolodzko Smart, senior vice president of mission at Susan G. Komen  The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently released their updated draft recommendations for breast cancer screening, which is a meaningful step in the right direction. On behalf of all of […]

Imposter Syndrome: The Dave Grohl Predicament

By Paula Schneider, President and CEO, Susan G. Komen   I’m often asked about the amusing paranoia that is “imposter syndrome.”   Have I experienced it? Absolutely.   How can you overcome it? Through one realization:  You only need to be smart enough to lead the band.  For those unfamiliar, imposter syndrome strikes people at all stages of […]

An Update on Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer – Komen Perspectives

The link between family history and breast cancer was well known even before actress Angelina Jolie revealed she had a gene mutation that greatly increased her risk of the disease. Ms. Jolie’s story has certainly pushed the issue to the headlines. It’s sparked a great deal of interest in genetic testing for breast cancer, leaving many […]