Karen J. Carlson

Executive Director

CarlsonMs. Carlson has served as the executive director for the Foundation for Women’s Cancer since its founding in 1991.

She is a 1987 graduate of Illinois State University with a B.S In Public Relations. She began her career at the Smith Bucklin and Associates Management Firm, where she worked with the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) and served as the executive director for the Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons.

In 2005 Ms. Carlson was selected as one of the 100 women in the country who love their jobs and was featured in “Be Happy at Work: 100 Women Who Love Their Jobs and Why,” and “Career Bliss.” Both books were written by Joanne Gordon, a writer for Forbes Magazine.

Spotlight

This special section in Self Magazine features a GYN surgeon and 34-year-old (at the time of diagnosis) patient.

Awareness

This year’s National Race to End Women’s Cancer aims to spread the word that all women should Love Your Ladyparts! Check out site’s new features and join the MOVEMENT.

Research

The Foundation’s research award winners will be notified in January. Thank you to all who sent in their applications.

Education

The next Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course will be Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in D.C. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.