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March 20, 2018

(Montpelier) - Brattleboro’s Emilie Kornheiser kicks off the Vermont Commission on Women’s (VCW) statewide community listening project at the River Garden this Friday, as part of Brattleboro’s Strolling of the Heifers noontime Brown Bag Lunch series.  Her discussion, “Women and the Economy,” will center on the place, needs, and strengths of women in Brattleboro.  This event is FREE and open to the public.  Thoughts and comments will help shape VCW’s policy work for women and families.  More i

March 12, 2018

Ensuring Vermont has enough high-quality, affordable child care is essential to supporting gender equality in the workplace, according to a new report co-authored by Let’s Grow Kids (LGK) and the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW). The report outlines policy recommendations—including increasing investments in Vermont’s Child Care Financial Assistance Program and passing paid family leave—as key strategies to supporting working women and their families.

December 11, 2017

(Montpelier) – Governor Phil Scott has appointed Mary Daly of Peacham to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW), the state’s non-partisan commission working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls.

November 14, 2017

(Montpelier) – The Vermont Republican Party has appointed Deborah T. Bucknam, Esq. of Walden to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women.  Ms. Bucknam will serve the remaining 2 years of Susie Hudson’s 4-year term.

September 11, 2017

(Montpelier) – Governor Phil Scott has appointed Lisa Senecal to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW), the state’s non-partisan commission working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls.

July 18, 2017

Issued 7/18/17

Please Note: Photos of these and other VCW Commissioners can be found here.
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Marybeth Christie Redmond of Essex and Emilie Kornheiser of Brattleboro Appointed to State Women’s Commission

July 12, 2017

(Montpelier) – The sixteen appointed members of the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) have re-elected Marcia Merrill of Jericho to serve a 5th term as Chair. Ms. Merrill has served in this leadership role since 2006.

May 8, 2017

(Montpelier) – A law just passed in Vermont that will provide protections for employees experiencing healthy, uncomplicated pregnancies who need workplace accommodations such as having access to water, access to a chair, longer or more frequent restroom breaks, or avoiding heavy lifting.

April 27, 2017

Issued 4/27/17
(Montpelier) – The Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) recently announced the addition of the Vermont Early Childhood Alliance and Let's Grow Kids to its Advisory Council.  The Council is made up of organizations whose interests align with the Commission’s mission to advance rights and opportunities for Vermont women and girls.

April 4, 2017

 

Progress Is Mixed, Vermont Frontrunner on Some Measures

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