Issued: Thursday, October 1, 2014
This day-long conference in Boston is a collaboration between the Vermont Commission on Women and partners from all six New England states, convening a diverse cross-section of stakeholders to chart a regional policy agenda.
The theme of the 2014 conference is “Ensuring Economic Security for All Women and Their Families.” The conference will provide participants with research and information on the status of women in New England and the issues that continue to challenge them and their families. Most importantly, conference attendees will engage in an active dialogue to set policy benchmarks about where we are now and set policy goals for the future.
Keynote speaker is economist, author, and CNN commentator Dr. Julianne Malveaux, president and founder of Economic Education. Vermont will be well represented in the presenters, including Rep. Sarah Buxton (D-Windsor-Orange-1), Lindsay DesLauriers of Main Street Alliance Vermont, and Vermont Commission on Women’s Cary Brown.
**The Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) is a non-partisan state agency working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls. Sixteen volunteer commissioners and representatives from organizations concerned with women’s issues guide the VCWs public education, coalition building and advocacy efforts. For more information, please visit www.women.vermont.gov.