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 …

4 Things You Can Do and 9 Data Points to Collect

4 Things You Can Do: 1. Prioritize gender balance on state boards and commissions, ad hoc committees and study groups. Eight states (three of them located in the Northeast) have chosen to prioritize gender balance on state boards and commissions through legislation. 2. Recognize and promote women business owners as critical players …

VT Commission on Women Celebrates 100th Signer to Vermont Equal Pay Compact

January 25, 2017 (Montpelier, VT): The Vermont Commission on Women’s Equal Pay Compact, a voluntary online pledge enabling Vermont-based employers to learn more about and to indicate a commitment to closing the gender wage gap, just celebrated an important milestone: the 100th employer to sign on. “This project launched on …

Sneak Preview of Vermont Women in Leadership

Sneak Preview of CTS’ 4th report: Vermont Women in Leadership Almost exactly a year ago, Change The Story VT released “Women, Work, and Wages in Vermont,” the first in a series of reports on the economic status of women. In March 2017, Change The Story will release a fourth report …

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 …

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 …