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March 11, 2016

VCW Commissioners, Advisors and Staff Observe Signing of Paid Sick Days Bill 8/9/16

NEW LAW: PAID SICK DAYS

VCW's Commissioners, Advisors and staff watched from the House galley as Governor Shumlin signs into law Paid Sick Days on Wednesday, March 9th 2016.  VCW  provided testimony (see below) and support as a member of Vermont's Paid Sick Days Coalition.

March 8, 2016

VCW staff enjoyed participating as a resource fair presenter at this exciting second annual event.  The Symposium was presented by the College's Women's Empowerment Initiative, which aims to cultivate confidence and courage by fostering the achievements of women. It strives to empower current and future leaders, and to provide learning, networking, and recognition opportunities for students, staff and faculty. Keynote speaker was Moni Basu, CNN Senior Reporter, preceded by an inspiring panel discussion and breakout sessions with Vermont women leaders, Rachael Arnold, Kate Wiliams, Rep. Diana Gonzalez, Christine Hallquist, and Linda Tarr-Whelan.  Learn more here.

March 8, 2016


WOMEN, POVERTY & JUSTICE: ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS AND PROMOTING FINANCIAL SECURITY FOR WOMEN IN VERMONT

This standing room only event took place Monday, March 7th and featured Dolly Fleming, Executive Director of Mercy Connections, moderating a panel of experts speaking on the unique challenges of homelessness to women in Vermont:

Jan Demers, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity
Kirby Dunn, Executive Director, HomeShare Vermont
Rita Markley, Executive Director, Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS)
Karen Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
Jean Wolfe, Customer Service Associate, Dot's Market

Hosted by: Main Street Landing

Sponsored by: Vermont Commission on Women. In Partnership with: Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Change The Story VT, Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS), Hunger Free Vermont, Main Street Alliance, Mercy Connections, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition, Vermont Legal Aid, Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, the Vermont Women’s Fund, Vermont Works for Women, Vermont Human Rights Commission, and Voices for Vermont’s Children. 

Link here for more info.

February 11, 2016

Change the Story Vermont logo

PODCAST: CHANGE THE STORY ON OPEN MIKE

Click here for the podcast of "Open Mike," WDEV AM/FM's public affairs program featuring VCW's Executive Director, Cary Brown and Change The Story VT Director Tiffany Bluemle explaining what this project means for Vermont women and girls!

February 9, 2016

WATCH WCAX'S TV'S THE :30: SALARY NEGOTIATION

Click to view Women, Work and Unequal Wages in Vermont with VCW's Cary Brown addressing salary negotiation and Change the Story's Women, Work and Wages report (below) on WCAX/Ch. 3’s The :30. February 9th.

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