Advisory Organizations

VCW's Advisory Council members are representatives of 27 organizations whose interests align with the commission’s mission. Members provide counsel to the Commission on setting goals, strategies and objectives, and share the opinions and perspectives of the organizations they represent. 
 

American Nurses Association of Vermont
(formerly Vermont State Nurses Association), the voice of Vermont registered nurses since 1914
 

American Association of University Women
advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research
 

Building Bright Futures
seeking to assure that all Vermont children are healthy and successful by improving the quality, affordability, and accessibility of services for families with children under age  six in the areas of health, early care, and education
 

Business and Professional Women/VT, Inc.
promoting full participation, equity, and economic self-sufficiency for working women through advocacy, education, and information
 

Castleton University's Women's and Gender Studies Program
encouraging CU students to think critically and to re-examine history cross-culturally using a feminist perspective
 

Central Vermont Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
working to achieve through peaceful means world disarmament, full rights for women, racial and economic justice, and an end to all forms of violence
 

Division of Maternal and Child Health, Vermont Department of Health
enhancing the promotion, delivery, and improvement of health and public health services for women, children, and families in Vermont
 

Evolve Rutland
growing professional women through professional development, mentoring, and networking
 

Girls on the Run Vermont
unleashing confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness
 

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains
helping Vermont girls become confident, self-reliant, courageous and committed young women
 

League of Women Voters of Vermont
encouraging informed and active participation in government
 

Let's Grow Kids
a statewide campaign about the need for more high-quality, affordable child care in Vermont to better support our children, families, communities and economy
 

Mercy Connections
nurturing self sufficiency through education, mentoring, and community
 

Office of Senator Patrick Leahy
representing Vermont in the U.S. Senate
 

Office of Senator Bernard Sanders
representing Vermont in the U.S. Senate
 

Office of Representative Peter Welch
representing Vermont in the U.S. House of Representatives
 

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
providing, promoting, and protecting access to reproductive health care and sexuality education so that all people can make informed, voluntary choices about their reproductive and sexual health
 

Vermont Early Childhood Alliance
early childhood professionals, parents, businesses and strategic partners working together to realize the promise of every Vermont child
 

Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council
giving a voice to the poor, the elderly, those living with disabilities, and low-income working families in the policy making arena of state government
 

Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
creating a world free of oppression where actions, beliefs and systems support all people to thrive
 

Vermont Women in Higher Education
assisting women in the pursuit of careers in higher education
 

Vermont Women in Law Enforcement
promoting and supporting women in Vermont's law enforcement community
 

Vermont Women’s Fund
supporting the advancement, self-sufficiency, and economic and social equality of Vermont women and girls
 

Vermont Works for Women
helping women and girls recognize their potential and explore, pursue and excel in work that leads to economic independence
 

Voices for Vermont's Children
promoting public policy that enhances the lives of children and youth in Vermont
 

Women Business Owners Network
connecting and cultivating leaders, entrepreneurs, and business owners
 

Women’s Agricultural Network (WAgN)
working to increase the number of women owning and operating profitable farms and ag-related businesses, as well as their profile in leadership positions throughout the agricultural sectors of business, government, and community