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 …

Vermont Commission on Women Highlights Wage Gap in Retirement Years

“This week marks the seventh anniversary of the federal Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. This was an amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and expanded the statute of limitations for pay discrimination cases. The Act reduced barriers for women to access the justice system for wage gap remedies. …

A 2016 Status Report on Women changes the story

Change The Story VT, a multi-year initiative fueled by the Vermont Women’s Fund, the Vermont Commission on Women, and Vermont Works for Women, has released the first of a series of briefs called “2016 Status Report: Women, Work and Wages in Vermont” on the status of women in Vermont. Much …