After 16 years with Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) , Kathleen Culhane is stepping down this Fall as NEW’s President. 

Kathleen has been an advocate for the women of New York City, particularly for tradeswomen in the unionized construction industry. Since joining NEW in 2007, Kathleen has worked to empower low-income women to consider careers in the construction trades.  

She has raised a record amount of needed funds that have significantly increased career path opportunities for hundreds of tradeswomen. Through Kathleens initiatives, NEW’s budget has nearly doubled. The recent  Equity Leadership Awards Luncheon,had over 1,000 attendees and $1.3 million was raised.

NEW now holds a diverse funding portfolio and strong financial standing allowing for a continual influx of female candidates and union placements.

Kathleen will transition from NEW in September. The NEW Board of Directors will conduct a wide-ranging, national search to identify a leader with a true passion for the mission: preparing,   training and placing women for careers in the construction industry.


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