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Vermonters Report Household Impacts of COVID-19: Survey Findings Highlight Challenges and the Supports Vermonters Say They Need Most

(Montpelier) - Pandemic-related disruptions in school and child care; inequitable divisions of household labor; increases in depression, anxiety, and substance use; and economic concerns greatly impacted Vermonters in the last year, according to a just-released survey about the impacts of COVID-19 on American households.


Co-Chairs Lisa Senecal, Kiah Morris, and Kellie B. Campbell Lead VCW

(Montpelier, VT) - The Vermont Commission on Women (VCW), state government’s independent non-partisan commission advancing rights and opportunities for Vermont women and girls, begins work this fall under a new leadership structure, broadening from one to three Chairs.  Lisa Senecal was re-elected to the position and is joined by fellow Commissioners Kiah Morris and Kellie B. Campbell.


Celebrating VT Pride Week, Vermont Commission on Women Issues LGBTQ+ Equal Pay Podcast Conversation

(Montpelier) - HB Lozito, the Executive Director of Out in the Open and Representative Taylor Small, the Pride Center of Vermont’s Director of Health & Wellness speak with Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) Commissioner Sarah Mell in this third podcast in the Commission’s Equal Pay Day series.


#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.


Delaney Courcelle of Rutland Appointed to the Vermont Commission on Women

(Montpelier) – Governor Phil Scott has appointed Delaney Courcelle of Rutland 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.


Change The Story VT Partnership Launches Free New Pay Equity Resource

(6/8/21)   Virtual Event, Vermont – On Tuesday over the lunch hour, over 250 people gathered virtually for the launch of the new Leaders for Equity and Equal Pay (LEEP) Toolkit. The Toolkit is a unique and powerful DIY resource, containing an excel-based Equity Management Tool and a companion Playbook, that provides Vermont’s small to midsize employers with information and methodology needed to conduct in-house, ongoing gender and racial pay equity reviews.


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!


Advisory: Change The Story Partnership Launches Innovative + Free New Resource: Leaders For Equity And Equal Pay (LEEP) Toolkit

When: Tuesday, June 8, 2021, from noon to 1:00 pm, ET

Who: Change The Story VT, a partnership initiative of Vermont Works for Women, Vermont Commission on Women, and the Vermont Women's Fund


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: