Karen Sterk is champion for women, a champion for education and a champion for social justice. She has served as the Executive Director of Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund since September of 2015. Since then the fund has gone from supporting 50 Scholars in 2015 to supporting 133 Scholars in 2017.
Previously, Karen was the Chief Advancement Officer and Chief Program Officer for the YWCA of Greater Atlanta, responsible for both the YWCA”S program development and fundraising. She was part of the Senior Leadership Team that revitalized the YWCA of Greater Atlanta, taking the organization from a $300K deficit to break even in one year. During her time there, she created and implemented It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race.