Bea Arthur

Founder + Executive Director of The Difference

Bea Arthur

Founder + Executive Director of The Difference
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Biography

Called “innovative and inspiring” by the American Counseling Association, licensed therapist and entrepreneur Bea Arthur has become a leader in the field of mental health and telemedicine. With the goal of transforming traditional therapy into a more affordable and approachable experience, she created In Your Corner, an online platform that provided counseling services through video and journals. The Columbia University alum and TEDx speaker has been featured in Elle, MTV, Fast Company, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post, VentureBeat, NPR, Buzzfeed, and CNN. Bea was named part of the New Guard of women in tech by Marie Claire magazine as well as an Entrepreneur to Bet on by Newsweek Magazine. Currently she is a contributor to both Forbes and Time, and is a regular on the weekend edition of Fox & Friends. Bea was also the first African American woman to be accepted into the prestigious Y Combinator accelerator program. 
 
Bea now writes for Forbes and hosts a video series on their digital platform Women@Forbes. She is also launching a think tank, called The Difference, which is devoted to the future of therapy, and innovation in mental health research and resources.