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January 30, 2015

Issued 1/30/15
 

(Montpelier) – Cary Brown, Executive Director of the Vermont Commission on Women which works to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls, applauded news that Vermont’s most recent gender wage gap number is 91.3%. In several recently released reports on working women from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Vermont's was best in the nation.

January 15, 2015

Issued: January 15, 2015

(Montpelier) – The Vermont Commission on Women welcomed back legislators at a Capitol Plaza Hotel luncheon today sponsored by the commission’s Education and Research Foundation.

October 30, 2014

Issued 10/23/14

What:  Washington County Community Conversation on Early Childhood and the Future of Vermont.  Features sneak peek of PBS’s new The Raising of America documentary.

When: Tuesday, October 28th, from 5:30-7:30 PM

Where: Pavilion Auditorium, 109 State Street, Montpelier

October 27, 2014

Issued: 9/25/14

(Montpelier) – Saint Albans mayor Elizabeth Gamache will moderate a panel discussion on Successful Reentry for Women in Corrections Wednesday evening, October 8th, 5:30 - 7:00 pm in Council Chambers at St. Albans City Hall.

October 27, 2014

Issued 10/27/14

Senate Committee on Committees Reappoints Nancy E. LaVarnway of Northfield to VT Commission on Women

(Montpelier) – Nancy E. LaVarnway of Northfield has been reappointed to the Vermont Commission on Women for a second 4-year term. 

October 3, 2014

Issued: 10/3/14

(Montpelier) –Governor Peter Shumlin has appointed Kerry Secrest of Brattleboro to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW).

Commissioner Secrest is a leadership coach for individuals and organizations through Watershed Coaching, her Brattleboro-based firm focusing on executive coaching, women’s leadership, team coaching, and leadership training.

October 3, 2014

Issued: September 18, 2014                     

(Montpelier) - In 2005, the Vermont Agency of Human Services (AHS) developed the Incarcerated Women’s Initiative (IWI) to address the growing number of women in prison and minimize the impact on the inmates’ children, families and communities.

September 25, 2014

(Montpelier) – Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives Shap Smith has appointed Lynn Batchelor of Derby Line to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW).

September 25, 2014

Issued: September 23, 2014

WHO: Co-sponsored by: Vermont Commission on Women, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform, Vermont Bar Association, Vermont Women’s Fund, Vermont Women’s Legislative Caucus, Vermont Law School (VLS) and VLS’s Black Law Students’ Association, Women’s Law Group, and National Lawyers’ Guild

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