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March 24, 2017

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RESCHEDULED Women’s History Month Event:
Women of the Counterculture Movement in 1970s Vermont
Wednesday, March 22nd 6:00 -7:30 p.m.
Vermont History Center, 60 Washington Street, Barre

January 26, 2017

100 Equal Pay Compact signers! Sparkler image
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.

September 27, 2016

Issued September 26, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jill M Davies, WBON  | 203 919 6393

September 2, 2016

(Montpelier) –  A Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on Women's Issues will take place Thursday, September 22nd from 12:00 to 1:30 at the Vermont State House in Montpelier.

August 29, 2016

(Montpelier) - Governor Peter Shumlin has reappointed Charlotte Dennett of Cambridge and Kerry Secrest of Brattleboro to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW). Both will serve additional four-year terms.

March 24, 2016

Sent in collaboration with the Vermont Women's History Project of the Vermont Historical Society, March 11, 2016

January 28, 2016
(Montpelier) - This week marks the seventh anniversary of the federal Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.  This was an amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and expanded the statute of limitations for pay discrimination cases. The Act reduced barriers for women to access the justice system for wage gap remedies.
 
January 15, 2016

Change The Story VT (CTS), a multi-year initiative fueled by the Vermont Women’s Fund, the Vermont Commission on Women, and Vermont Works for Women, has released the first of a series of briefs called “Women, Work and Wages in Vermont”.  Much of this data is not regularly collected or published.

October 23, 2015

Issued 10/23/15

(Montpelier) – Rep.  Shap Smith, Speaker of the Vermont House has appointed Cathy Frey of Barre to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women. 

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