Media Advisory: The Vermont Women’s Economic Security Summit

Issued 9/29/2015


Presented by the Vermont Commission on Women & the Vermont Women’s Legislative Caucus
WHERE: Vermont State House in Montpelier

WHEN: This Thursday, October 8th from 9:00 – 3:30.

WHAT’S NEW AND EXCITING ABOUT THIS EVENT?  We’ve just announced that Latifa Lyles, Director of the Women's Bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor, will be our keynote speaker. She’s responsible for shaping this federal agency’s research agenda, and has directed focus on women in high-growth occupations, as older workers, and in non-traditional jobs.  She oversaw last year’s White House Summit on Working Families, and prior to her current position, she managed the National Dialogue on Workplace Flexibility, a nationwide event series. Her address will kick off an energizing day focused on policy and legislative strategies to support women as essential contributors to their families’ economic security and to Vermont’s economy as a whole.  Morning panel discussions titled “Getting Women to Work” and “Keeping Women at Work” feature Vermont experts and policy leaders.   Participants will foster understanding of specific issues and have rich and real conversations in afternoon small group sessions.  Those offerings include citizen advocacy trainings, women in corrections and women’s health. A plenary session will close the event.