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The COVID-19 Crisis and Vermont Women: VCW's Dashboard

Our updates include the rise in Vermont's vaccination numbers: for our adult population, 82.8% of women and 78.2% of men have received at least one dose.

This week's report included a new look at job losses in the fourth quarter of 2020. 

#MakeWorkWorkForUs Stories: Kadie Brenes, Georgia, VT

Kadie Brenes picture with quoteWhen the pandemic hit in March of 2020, Kadie was pregnant and finishing up her master’s degree. That summer, she was furloughed from her job in human resources. Her employer didn't provide a particular date for her to come back, and couldn’t guarantee that she could return to her job at all.

Leaders for Equity and Equal Pay (LEEP) Toolkit

Today, June 8th, at a lunch hour digital event Change The Story VT, the partnership initiative of Vermont Works for Women, Vermont Commission on Women, and the Vermont Women's Fund, launched a toolkit filled with new, easy-to-use, free-to-you, DIY pay equity tools!

Wendy Knight: Vermont needs to rebuild an equitable economy

This commentary is by Wendy Knight, a member of the Vermont Commission on Women, a board member of the Vermont Outdoor Business Alliance, deputy  commissioner of Liquor and Lottery, and former commissioner of the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development. 

In November 2020, I was appointed by Gov. Scott to serve a four-year term on the Vermont Commission on Women, an independent, nonpartisan state commission focused on the advancement of Vermont women and girls. 

Leaders for Equity & #EqualPay (LEEP) Toolkit: June 8th Lunch Hour Launch Event

Join Change The Story VT, our partnership initiative with Vermont Works for Women, and the Vermont Women's Fund for the launch of the innovative new Leaders for Equity and Equal Pay (LEEP) Toolkit Tuesday, June 8th, noon to 1:00 PM.

The LEEP Toolkit is an easy-to-use, free-to-you resource crafted by experts in the field, to ensure gender and racial pay equity at your organization.

Over the past year, the Change The Story VT initiative partnered with Sadowski Consulting Services and seven Vermont employers to develop the LEEP Toolkit. The LEEP Toolkit includes:

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