TUESDAY TALKS: Vermont Women: The Pay Gap, Representation, and Advancement

Vermont Department of Libraries presents another speaker for the state employee speaker series "Tuesday Talks." This month the event will be on February 19 from 12-1pm at the Pavilion Auditorium in Montpelier.  The topic will be "Vermont Women: The Pay Gap, Representation, and Advancement" and the speaker will be Cary Brown from the Vermont Commission on Women.

We’ve come a long way since women were paid 59 cents to men’s dollar, but women in Vermont are still playing catch up. In Vermont, 43% of women working full time aren’t making enough to cover their basic needs, and they’re seriously underrepresented in many fields and at the highest levels of leadership. But Vermont is also ahead of the pack in many ways when it comes to women’s advancement, and we’ll talk about the good news as well as the challenges on the horizon.

Cary Brown is the Executive Director of the Vermont Commission on Women, a state agency working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls since 1964. She’s worked in the gender equity field in Vermont in nonprofits, educational institutions, and government. She lives in Montpelier with her family, where she is a Justice of the Peace.

For more information, please see the event poster here . Please feel free to share the poster and event information in your departments. For more information please contact April Shaw ( April.shaw@vermont.gov ).

Tuesday Talks is a speaker series presented by VTLIB during the lunch hour one Tuesday each month. The topic and speaker will change each month, but will always be relevant to events or trends in Vermont that affect state employees.