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Bea Arthur

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Occupation: Psychotherapist, Businesswoman;

Position: Founder, CEO;

Company: The Difference;

Industry: Mental Health Care;

Residence: United States;

Nationality: American;

Bea Arthur, is the  Founder, CEO of The Difference, since April 2017. She was also the first African American woman to be accepted into the prestigious Y Combinator startup accelerator program. The Difference provides on-demand affordable  behavioural health services in real time by connecting users anywhere in the world with a live, licensed therapist by phone, app, or smart speaker.

Work Experience

  • Founder and CEO, The Difference
  • Host and Editorial Contributor,
  • Founder and CEO, In Your Corner
  • Domestic Violence Specialist, FEGS - Center for Women and Families


  • She was named part of the New Guard of women in tech by Marie Claire magazine.
  • She was named Entrepreneur To Bet On by Newsweek Magazine.


  • Techstars, 2019.
  • Y Combinator, 2014.
  • Teachers College, Columbia University, EdM, MA, Psychological Counselling, 2008.
  • Emerson College, BS, Management Communications, 2005.

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