NEW Women


35 Tradeswomen | 35 Years of NEW

Nani Noverita

NEW Graduate

Metallic Lather, Local 46 Metallic Lathers and Reinforcing Ironworkers

“I like creating and building. 

I leave a legacy behind and am part of history.”


Monica Harwell

NEW Graduate

Line Constructor, Con Edison

“21 years and I still get a surprise reaction when I say "I climb poles."


Ebonee Cochrane

NEW Graduate

Laborer, Construction & General Building Laborers Local 79

"My favorite part of my career is being able to teach someone what I know."

Tara Van Ness

NEW Graduate

Plumber, Plumbers Local No. 1, New York City

" Before NEW, the ceiling was a lot lower as far as my earnings, as far as what I could hope to achieve.  With this trade, the sky is the limit."



NEW Women

NEW Women are strong, confident, and passionate about working in the trades. If you are interested in enrolling in NEW’s pre-apprenticeship program and working in the trades, click below to learn more.

“NEW has broken barriers and proven itself as the organization that succeeds at bringing women into the trades and, as a result, strengthening New York’s middle class.”
— The Honorable Christine C. Quinn, New York City Council Speaker

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