Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap

“The Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap Initiative is a national forum where advocates, organizers, researchers, practitioners, and funders are coming together to close the gap by building wealth for low-income women and women of color.”

2017 Status Report: Vermont Women and Leadership

    This is the fourth in a series of reports published by Change The Story on topics related to women’s economic status. There are a number of important connections between women’s leadership in political, civic and professional spheres and women’s economic security. Perhaps most obvious is the fact that leadership …

FKG: Transforming the C-suite: Developing and Advancing Women Leaders

By: FORTUNE Knowledge Group Transforming the C-suite: Developing and Advancing Women Leaders This study examines gender parity in senior corporate leadership positions and provides six concrete recommendations for advancing gender diversity in the workplace. “It is broadly acknowledged that diversity improves financial performance and a majority of organizations have a formal gender …

4 Things You Can Do and 9 Data Points to Collect

4 Things You Can Do: 1. Prioritize gender balance on state boards and commissions, ad hoc committees and study groups. Eight states (three of them located in the Northeast) have chosen to prioritize gender balance on state boards and commissions through legislation. 2. Recognize and promote women business owners as critical players …

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 …