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 …

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 …

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 …

Why Women Are No Longer Catching Up To Men On Pay

“If you were an American man working full-time in 1984, you earned, on average, a bit more than $22 an hour (adjusted for inflation to 2014 dollars). If you were particularly ambitious, or particularly in need of cash, you could make more money by working more hours, but on a …

Economic Policy Institute: “Women’s work” and the gender pay gap

Source: Economic Policy Institute How discrimination, societal norms, and other forces affect women’s occupational choices—and their pay Summary What this report finds: Women are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men—despite the fact that over the last several decades millions more women have joined the workforce and made …

Visier Insights Report: Gender Equity & The Manager Divide

  The Manager Divide—an underrepresentation of women in manager positions—significantly contributes to the gender wage gap. Report Findings: · There is a pronounced dip in the percentage of women in the workforce between the ages of 25 and 40, the same age range in which women commonly have children · …

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 …

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 …