Groundbreaking Women in Construction
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Karen DoveKaren Dove
Executive Director
ANEW

Karen Dove is the Executive Director of Apprenticeship & Non-traditional Employment for Women (ANEW), which also manages the Pre-Apprentice Construction Education (PACE) program hosted at CERC. ANEW is a 38-year-old nonprofit with a mission to improve people’s lives by providing quality training, employment navigation and supportive services leading to successful family wage careers. ANEW is the oldest continuously running pre-apprenticeship program in the country with an emphasis on recruiting women into the construction and transportation trades. Karen’s role as Executive Director is to plan and execute the overall strategic and operational responsibility for ANEW’s staff, programs, expansion and execution of its mission. Karen comes to ANEW from Montana where she led programs and advocated for policies focused on building economic security for all. Karen is a dedicated servant leader and has a passion for social justice issues. Karen is committed to developing collaborative partnerships resulting in systemic change. Throughout her career, she has utilized her entrepreneurial spirit and skills to create and implement new and innovative programs aimed at moving people toward family wage jobs.


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