The Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) is an independent non-partisan state commission dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women in Vermont.  Launched in 1964 in response to a nation-wide call to action from President Kennedy, VCW is made up of sixteen volunteer commissioners and an advisory council who guide VCW’s public education, coalition building, and advocacy efforts.  VCW:

  • Acts as advisor and information source for legislative and executive branches and other policy makers on issues affecting women

  • Serves as an educational resource by conducting research, producing publications and coordinating conferences and workshops

  • Brings together diverse groups and engages in partnerships to consider issues of interest to women and take action

  • Provides the most local and most appropriate information and referrals to the public on matters related to women and families


We celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2014.  Watch our slideshow featuring material and photos from our archives: