(Montpelier) – Evolve Rutland was voted in to the roster of Advisory Council organizations by the sixteen Commissioners of the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) earlier this month. VCW's Advisors provide counsel to this non-partisan state government commission on setting goals, strategies and objectives, and also share the opinions and perspectives of the organizations they represent.
"We are fortunate to have such vibrant organizations serving the needs of women and girls in our state,” said Cary Brown, VCW Executive Director. “One of the Commission’s important roles is as convener: bringing together diverse groups to consider issues of interest to women, and then taking action. When we come together, we share information about projects and events in play, goals for the future, and build community among those of us working to improve lives of women and families. We are thrilled to welcome Evolve Rutland to our Advisory Council as the 25th organization. We look forward to being more informed about the needs and conditions of women in the greater Rutland area and to be more connected to the work of Evolve."
Maureen "Kiki" McShane, co-founder of Evolve comments, “Evolve Rutland, formerly the Women’s Professional Development Center believes that we must be part of the fabric of a healthy community that has as its core confident, creative and well-prepared women and girls. We are a group of women and men who believe that caring committed women leaders are models for success for all generations and are the cornerstone of strong, inclusive and economically sustainable communities.”