Karen Dove

Karen Dove

Greater Seattle Sector Skills Academy, Class of 2016, Economic Opportunities Program

Executive Director, ANEW, Seattle, Washington

Karen Dove is the Executive Director of Apprenticeship & Non-traditional Employment for Women (ANEW). 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.

Dove comes to ANEW from Montana, where she led programs and advocated for policies focused on building economic security for all. Ms. Dove is a dedicated servant leader and has a passion for social justice issues. Throughout her career, she has utilized her entrepreneurial spirit to create and implement new and innovative programs aimed at moving people toward family wage jobs. Ms. Dove is committed to developing collaborative partnerships resulting in systemic change. When not serving her community, Ms. Dove likes to spend time on the beach. Her three children are her proudest accomplishments.

Karen Dove is a member of the Greater Seattle Sector Skills Academy Class of 2016, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.

The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at as.pn/eofn.