VT Commission on Women Celebrates 100th Signer to Vermont Equal Pay Compact

January 25, 2017 (Montpelier, VT): The Vermont Commission on Women’s Equal Pay Compact, a voluntary online pledge enabling Vermont-based employers to learn more about and to indicate a commitment to closing the gender wage gap, just celebrated an important milestone: the 100th employer to sign on. “This project launched on …

Sneak Preview of Vermont Women in Leadership

Sneak Preview of CTS’ 4th report: Vermont Women in Leadership Almost exactly a year ago, Change The Story VT released “Women, Work, and Wages in Vermont,” the first in a series of reports on the economic status of women. In March 2017, Change The Story will release a fourth report …

State of Working Vermont 2016

By: Public Assets Institute  State of Working Vermont 2016 While Washington and the rest of the nation sort out the meaning of a Donald Trump presidency, new leaders in Montpelier have an opportunity to address the needs of low- and moderate-income Vermonters for whom a secure middle-class life seems unaffordable and …

Breaking Down Gender Bias: A Toolkit for Construction Business Owners

Breaking down the gender bias

By: Helm Construction Solutions (buildhelm.com) This toolkit was developed by Kate Stephenson and Mel Baiser of HELM Construction Solutions with help and feedback from many of our colleagues in the building trades and social justice movements. It includes topics like: Defining the Challenge Changing Company Culture Hiring and Retaining a Diverse …

HBR: The Men Who Mentor Women

Source: Harvard Business Review, Dec. 7, 2016 By Anna Marie Valerio and Katina Sawyer “While women make up 51.5% of all managers, much fewer women rise to the C-suite. A survey of 25,000 Harvard Business School graduates found that although male and female graduates had similar levels of ambition, men were significantly more …

Someday: the long fight for a female president

A short film about the women who claimed a place in American politics. Source: Vox Updated by Joss Fongjoss@vox.com Nov 10, 2016, 5:30pm EST “In 1788, Thomas Jefferson wrote that American women shouldn’t “wrinkle their foreheads with politics.” A century and a half later, when Hillary Clinton was born, that …

Additional Resources for VT Female Entrepreneurs

Mercy Connections, Women’s Small Business Program Director: Carmen Tall Offering a variety of classes and discussion groups like: Getting Serious: Intro to Self-Employment Start Up: Comprehensive Business Planning Personal Financial Empowerment Programs Personal Financial Resource Groups: Money-Management Discussions Learn more. Women Business Owners Network, Vermont Women Business Owners Network (WBON) is the membership …