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 …

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 …

Middlebury College Perpetuates Vermont’s Gender-based Labor Divide

By Hye-Jin Kim and Rebecca Walker | May 11, 2016 “Vermont’s reputation for progressive and liberal politics may be undeserved, at least when it comes to labor-gender equality. A recent report by “Change the Story,” a statewide initiative devoted to female economic empowerment, revealed that little has changed in Vermont for …

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? …

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 …

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

“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, …

2016 Status Report: Women, Work and Wages in Vermont

Women, work and wages in Vermont

This brief is published by Change The Story VT (CTS), a multi-year strategy to align philanthropy, policy, and program to significantly improve women’s economic status in Vermont. CTS is fueled by three statewide organizations focused on women’s economic well-being: the Vermont Women’s Fund, Vermont Commission on Women, and Vermont Works …