Brattleboro’s Emilie Kornheiser kicks off the Vermont Commission on Women’s (VCW) statewide community listening project at the River Garden this Friday, as part of Brattleboro’s Strolling of the Heifers noontime Brown Bag Lunch series. Her discussion, “Women and the Economy,” will center on the place, needs, and strengths of women in Brattleboro. This event is FREE and open to the public. Thoughts and comments will help shape VCW’s policy work for women and families. More info at strollingoftheheifers.com/calendar/commission-on-women/.
Commissioner Kornheiser was appointed to serve VCW in 2017 by Speaker of the House, Mitzi Johnson. She is currently the Early Childhood Action Plan Director with Building Bright Futures, improving the quality, affordability, and accessibility of services for families with children under age six in the areas of health, early care, and education. Prior to this position, she worked with Promise Communities for the State of Vermont, supporting communities to identify and achieve shared outcomes for young children and families. Before transitioning to local service, she was an international development consultant, strategizing, training, brokering, and evaluating partnerships between private corporations and government agencies to meet humanitarian and community development goals. She has worked overseas promoting democracy and supporting small business development, in various positions at community-based organizations serving vulnerable populations throughout Vermont, and started her own small business in Brattleboro. She is Vice President of the board of the Brattleboro Food Coop, a town meeting representative, and a founding member of the Windham County Action Network.
Vermont Commission on Women is a non-partisan state commission working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls since 1964. Sixteen volunteer commissioners and representatives from twenty-seven organizations concerned with women's issues guide VCW's public education, coalition building, and advocacy efforts. For more information, please visit women.vermont.gov.