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Building Bridges Between Women in Business
Be the Difference Foundation was formed in 2012 by four ovarian cancer survivors, Helen Gardner, Jill Bach, Julie Shrell and Lynn Lentscher, who share the same passion to Be the Difference in the fight against ovarian cancer. These women experienced first-hand the little hope given for survival when they were diagnosed. Several organizations focus on early detection efforts, but very few organizations provide hope to women in the fight. Be The Difference Foundation was started to give survivors hope. Hope for better treatment options; hope for longer remissions and ultimately hope for a cure. Just 5 years after diagnosis, Co-founder Helen Gardner lost her battle in August 2014. Be The Difference Foundation is working tirelessly to realize Helen’s dream to make a difference in the fight against ovarian cancer.
Attitudes & Attire® is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting personal growth for women seeking self-sufficiency. Our program provides the tools that raise self-esteem, promote ethics and build the confidence necessary to develop successful life skills. Our vision is to build confidence and change lives of the women we serve.
Founded by Lyn Berman in 1996, Attitudes & Attire® addresses areas not traditionally covered in workplace training including raising self-esteem and providing work-appropriate attire.
Since the agency’s inception, more than 21,000 women have acquired tools to build the confidence they need to succeed.