SHARE is proud to welcome Carol Evans as our new CEO & Executive Director! Carol was the Founder, CEO and President of Working Mother Media and Working Mother magazine, which she led for 25 years. She is a longtime advocate of equality and inclusion in the workplace for all women, especially women of color, and a spokesperson for women’s health. Carol joins us as SHARE's former Executive Director Jacqueline Reinhard, enters retirement. Read our thank you to Jacqueline here.
Supporting women impacted by cancer is personally meaningful to Carol. As CEO of Working Mother Media, she helped create a series of high-profile events, research papers and publications about breast cancer survivorship, focusing on triple negative breast cancer and BRCA gene impact. "Everyone knows someone who has had breast cancer, and I am no exception," she says. "I helped my best friend from childhood through her diagnosis of invasive lobular breast cancer; we just celebrated her eleventh year as a survivor.”
But, Carol says, “it’s the direct relationship with women who need help—including women in underserved communities—that makes me so passionate about SHARE. SHARE’s work is not ivory tower research that may never see the light of day. SHARE meets individual women at their point of need and stays with them in their difficulties of coping with cancer. The fact that SHARE’s volunteers are survivors or living with the disease is a true badge of their courage and deeply impresses me."
Carol has launched many influential initiatives, including “The 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” and the Multicultural Women’s National Conference. She has been instrumental in successful fundraising campaigns and has served as the spokesperson for organizations. Carol has also been a Board member for multiple nonprofits, including Vice Chairman of the March of Dimes where she assisted in the launch of its major gifts campaign.
“I'm excited to get to work growing and deepening SHARE’s impact across the spectrum of women's cancers, including metastatic disease, ovarian, and uterine cancer, and to help expand support services in medically underserved communities,” she says.
Read more about Carol in our official release here.