Senator Leahy’s 21st Annual Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference

 You are invited to Senator Leahy’s 21st Annual Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference! It’s free and open to men and women! The 2017 conference includes a keynote address by Mary Alice McKenzie and workshops hosted by Vermont presenters. This year’s conference will also highlight the work of Change The Story VT …

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 …

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 …

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 …

2016 Status Report: Women’s Business Ownership and the Vermont Economy

This is the third in a series of briefs published by Change The Story on topics related to women’s economic status. This report focuses specifically on business ownership by women and its potential to bolster and invigorate Vermont’s economy. Like the majority of national and regional reports on businesses, this …

2016 Status Report: Where VT Women Work…and Why It Matters

This is the second in a series of briefs published by Change The Story on topics related to women’s economic status.  This report focuses specifically on occupational segregation, its impact on women’s wages, and the way in which it compromises Vermont’s ability to make the most of home-grown talent. Much of the data …