Karen Asare first joined Equality Now in 2011 as a Consultant and became the Manager in April 2013. She has 17 years of experience in program, communications, event, media and relationship management within the for- and nonprofit sectors. Karen previously worked at the Avon Foundation for Women as Program Manager of the national Avon Walk for Breast Cancer series and for domestic violence fundraising events; in television production for NBC Universal’s Olympic and Sports divisions; and in Business Affairs, Film Acquisitions at HBO. Karen is a Charter Member of ColorComm NYC, an organization for ‘Women of Color in Communications’. She holds a B.A. in Media Studies, with a minor in International Studies from Penn State University, USA.
Karen is inspired by her parents and advocates for women’s and girls’ rights so that her nephews grow up in a world where gender equality is a given. Her favorite quote is by Maya Angelou: “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”
Outside the office, Karen enjoys traveling, movies, reading and dance.