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July 6, 2020

(Montpelier) – The Senate Committee on Committees has appointed Sarah Mell of Winooski 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.

June 24, 2020

(Montpelier) – The state’s independent non-partisan Vermont Commission on Women just released a new data dashboard report focusing on the ways the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately and uniquely impacted women.

May 13, 2020

Women's suffrage was a complicated and far-reaching event. Ethan Allen Homestead Museum, in partnership with League of Women Voters of Vermont, the Vermont Commission on Women, and the Vermont Suffrage Centennial Alliance, invites the public to explore this topic in a new, four-part virtual symposium, The Centennial of Women’s Suffrage: One Event, Many Perspectives.

March 31, 2020

Montpelier, VT — Tuesday, March 31st is National Equal Pay Day, symbolizing the fact that the average American woman must work three months into 2020 to earn what the average American man made in 2019. 

January 8, 2020

Montpelier, VT — Cary Brown, Executive Director of the Vermont Commission on Women, announced new resources available today from the Workplaces For All public education program, workplacesforall.vermont.gov, to make workers, employers, and all Vermonters aware of laws that apply to them, their legal rights, methods of reporting, where to find information, strategies for prevention, and ways to address sexual harassment and d

December 13, 2019

Montpelier, VT— In recent days, the Vermont media have published detailed stories describing profoundly disturbing reports of sexual misconduct, assault, and abuse at Vermont’s correctional facility for women, the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility (CRCF).

November 1, 2019

Montpelier, Vt. – The Vermont Commission on Women, a non-partisan state commission working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls, welcomed staff member Anna Brouillette as their new Data Management Coordinator.

September 9, 2019

(Montpelier) – Governor Phil Scott has appointed Nancy Brooks of St. Albans 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.

July 18, 2019

(Montpelier) – The Senate Committee on Committees has appointed Erica Hare of Berlin to serve a four-year term on the Vermont Commission on Women.

Ms. Hare is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the Stern School of Business at New York University. A dedicated nonprofit leader, Ms. Hare spent her early career managing financial and administrative operations at several Academic Medical Centers in her native New York City.

December 20, 2018

(Montpelier)  In 2018, the Vermont General Assembly passed Act 183, directing the Vermont Commission on Women, in consultation with the Vermont Attorney General and the Vermont Human Rights Commission, to develop a public education and outreach program designed to make Vermont employees, employers, and members of the public aware of:

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