Based on median earnings for full-time, year-round workers, women are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to men. Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) presented the second in a series of Equal Pay Day video podcast conversations on March 24th, the day into the year women need to work before their earnings catch up to those of men in 2020 due to the wage gap.
The Commission is premiering a new video podcast series, the first of which launches today, March 9th, Equal Pay Day for Asian American and Pacific Islander women. Guests on
International Women’s Day “Seat at the Table” Conversation, The Economic Well-Being of Vermont Women hosted by Lt. Governor Molly Gray
Coinciding with legislative action, VCW debuted a new information sheet about the issue of access to menstrual supplies. A bill regarding menstrual products, S.32, was introduced in the Vermont Senate to ensure students have free, immediate access to menstrual supplies within their school restrooms, and another bill, H.260 was introduced in the House to require availability in both public school restrooms and correctional facilities. Two additional bills, H.53 and S.53 were introduced to remove the non-essential items tax. Read our new info sheet.
Governor Scott has appointed Wendy Knight of Panton to serve a four-year term on the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW), the state’s non-partisan commission working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls.
Commissioner Knight is a communications and marketing executive with over 20 years of government, corporate and entrepreneurial experience in advertising and marketing, food and beverage, healthcare, media, non-profit, and the publishing industries.
Better pay, respect, opportunities for advancement, and ending sexual harassment: those were some of the reasons that activated the women's movement and workplace rights groups like 9to5 in the 1970s. PBS Vermont hosted a statewide community conversation following a sneak preview of the film 9to5: The Story of a Movement directed by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, from Independent Lens on January 14, 2021.
The Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) started the new legislative session with a public event examining how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts economic aspects of women’s lives, especially for women of color in our state.
Speaker of the House Mitzi Johnson has appointed Kiah Morris of Bennington and Kerin Durfee of Burlington 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.
We've updated our info sheet to include up to date information about the movement to eliminate sales tax on menstrual supplies around the world and here in Vermont. Click to download the latest version of our Info Sheet on the Taxation of Menstrual Supplies.
The Time is Now: Gender Justice, Antiracism, and Systemic Change | New England Women's Policy Conference
The New England Women’s Policy Conference, “The Time is Now: Gender Justice, Antiracism, and Systemic Change” will be held virtually the mornings of December 2-4. This biennial conference is organized by the New England Women’s Policy Initiative, and hosted by UMass Boston's Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, the Vermont Commission on Women, and women’s commissions, women’s funds, and other partners throughout New England.