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 …

Vermont Woman: Changing the Economic Story for Vermont Women

“Did you know that in Vermont that 43 percent of women who work full-time do not earn enough to cover basic living expenses as defined by Vermont’s Joint Fiscal Office? That single women with minor children are nine times more likely than women who are married to live in poverty? …

What Happens When You Elect Women, According To Science

“Women are front and center this election, in part because a woman, Hillary Clinton, is front and center. Online, the conversation plays out again and again: What’s the real significance of electing the first female president? Is the symbolism itself revolutionary? Are the young women who don’tendorse Clinton betraying the …

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 …

Stop Agreeing To Be On All-Male Panels — Just Stop

  “Hey guys! You can do something very simple to help achieve gender equality in the business world. Just say no to all-male panels. Start immediately. On Tuesday afternoon, a United Nations-based organization devoted to responsible business practices took a stand on the issue. The executive director of the U.N. Global …

How Doctors Take Women’s Pain Less Seriously

“She’ll have to wait her turn,” she said. Other nurses’ reactions ranged from dismissive to condescending. “You’re just feeling a little pain, honey,” one of them told Rachel, all but patting her head.” “Women are likely to be treated less aggressively until they prove that they are as sick as …

The Single American Woman

“The most powerful voter this year, who in her rapidly increasing numbers has become an entirely new category of citizen, is the single American woman.”

Women’s Empowerment Principles

“The Women’s Empowerment Principles are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. They are the result of a collaboration between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations …

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, …