Women Balance Entrepreneurial Ventures And Breast Cancer Treatments

By Bill Swindell
The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, Calif.

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, “The Press Democrat” in Santa Rosa profiled three women who have combined “ingenuity, creativity and perseverance” to navigate running a business while battling breast cancer. This is Sara Olsher’s story.

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Being an entrepreneur is not an easy task. There are numerous challenges, from securing startup money to promoting a viable business to attract customers.

Now imagine running your own enterprise and getting diagnosed with breast cancer. The emotional toll the diagnosis carries is overwhelming. In addition, there are physical challenges with chemotherapy, radiation and potential surgery.

How does a businesswoman do it?

Three Sonoma County women provide examples. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we profiled these women who have combined ingenuity, creativity and perseverance to navigate these obstacles and emerge wiser and healthier.

Sara Olsher had established her Mighty and Bright brand when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017 at age 34.

With a background in psychology and illustration, Olsher created a board with a magnet set to help children communicate with divorced parents. The product serves as a calendar to let children know which parent he or she will be residing with during a given week, who will be picking them up from school, their weekly chores and other activities.

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