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

VCW celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.