Vermont Woman – Beth Sachs: A Passion for Social Justice and the Environment

by Cindy Humiston Weed “Beth Sachs has dedicated her life to two important issues: social justice/women’s issues, and renewable energy/energy efficiency. And she’s been successful in both areas. After spending 30 years with Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC), a company that she started with her husband, the late Blair Hamilton, …

VPR | Vic Henningsen: Who Benefits?

by Vic Henningsen, VPR Commentator “At a time when we’re increasingly concerned with economic inequality, Vermonters might want to consider the difficulties faced by 51% of our state’s population – women and girls. A recent report on Women, Work, and Wages in Vermont, issued by Burlington-based Change the Story, reveals that …

April 12th is Equal Pay Day

What is Equal Pay Day? Throughout the U.S., women’s organizations observe Equal Pay Day each April, symbolizing how far into the new year the average American woman would have to work to earn what the average American man did in the previous year, due to the gender wage gap.  In Vermont, median …

Join us for the VT Women’s Fund Annual Fundraiser on May 3!

Join Us for the Vermont Women’s Fund Annual Benefit Celebration Featuring guest speaker Jodi Kantor, award-winning journalist of The New York Times Plus Vermont Public Radio’s Jane Lindholm and Change the Story leader Tiffany Bluemle Tuesday, May 3, 2016 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Davis Center at the University of Vermont, Burlington …

Vermonters aren’t leaving, new study says

“There’s a long-running argument about whether Vermonters are leaving the state —because of high taxes, lack of opportunity, and other reasons. The latest to chime in is the Public Assets Institute, a liberal-leaning think tank in Montpelier. It says 96 percent of Vermonters stay in the state; only 4 percent …

Vermont Tech Announces Enrollment Targets For Gender Equity Initiative

“At a recent press conference, Vermont Tech announced their initiative to tackle workforce development, economic development and gender equity by significantly increasing participation rates among women in several historically male-dominated fields.  The college has set new annual female enrollment growth targets in civil and environmental engineering technology, computer information technology, …

Vermont Tech announces enrollment targets for gender equity initiative

“Holding a press conference at its Williston campus Wednesday, Vermont Tech announced its initiative to tackle workforce development, economic development and gender equity by significantly increasing participation rates among women in several historically male-dominated fields. The college has set new annual female enrollment growth targets in civil and environmental engineering …