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Mid-Biennium Legislative Update 2023

Vermont Commission on Women monitors the progress of hundreds of bills each session. In this blog post, we summarize and provide status updates on the legislation we believe is most critical and interesting to our readers.


10 ways to support Vermont women and girls this Women’s History Month

Happy Women’s History Month! From three women-serving organizations, we hope you will take some time to celebrate and recognize the women and girls in your life by getting involved in gender equity efforts actively happening here in Vermont. Check out our list of ten ways you can get engaged, choose one or more, and share with friends and family. 


Cary Brown: Equal Pay Day 2023

This commentary is by Cary Brown of Montpelier, Vermont, the Executive Director of the Vermont Commission on Women.


Every spring, a day comes around known as Equal Pay Day (or as we at the Vermont Commission on Women often like to refer to it, “UNequal Pay Day”). This is a symbolic day chosen to represent the point in the year to which women need to work in order to earn as much money as men earned the previous year.


Kellie Campbell: What will it take to help women return to work?

This commentary is by Kellie Campbell of Georgia, Vermont, a member of the Vermont Commission on Women and the chief information officer for the Vermont State Colleges System.

Announced a few short weeks ago, a nursing home — one of four in Orleans County, in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom — will be closing in late March. 


Three Vermonters Appointed to the Vermont Commission on Women

Three Vermont women have been appointed 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're hiring a Communications, Outreach, & Project Coordinator!

The Vermont Commission on Women seeks an energetic, skilled, and resourceful person who is dedicated to gender equity and social justice to join our tight-knit, highly collaborative team.


The Future of Incarceration for Women in Vermont online public forum

Photo of the entrance to Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility, VCW logo, text says the Future of Incarceration for Women in Vermont, join the conversation Thursday 11 10 22, 6 to 7 pmThe Vermont Commission on Women and our partners join together on Thursday, November 10, 2022, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.


Policy Priorities of Vermont Students

Vermont Works for Women's Women Can Do career exploration conference returned in person to Vermont Technical College in Randolph this year!  Over 260 high school students from 12 of the 14 counties in Vermont spent the day exploring STEM and trades careers through hands-on activities and getting to know Vermont professionals, employers, and organizations. 

We  love staffing a table at this event because a: the Women Can Do energy and enthusiasm is contagious, and b: it's a chance to listen to and learn from students!


Attorney General Candidate Forum Thursday, September 29th

VCW Executive Director Cary Brown moderates this live and livestreamed event starting at 7 p.m. and featuring candidates Charity Clark (Democrat) and Michael Tagliavia (Republican).

Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Vermont, this event takes place at the beautiful St. Johnsbury Athenaeum and opens with an in-person meet and greet with the candidates at 6:30.  No registration is required for this event but seating is limited.


League Of Women Voters Hosts Attorney General Candidates Forum

VCW is cosponsor of this event and VCW Executive Director Cary Brown is moderator. The following press release is courtesy of League of Women Voters of Vermont.

The League of Women Voters of Vermont will host an in-person Candidates Forum for Attorney General on Thursday, September 29 at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1171 Main Street, from 7:00-8:30 pm. A meet-and-greet is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.