WCAX's Christina Guessferd covers the data on numbers of women elected and appointed to positions in Vermont and explores how that has impacted our state with VCW’s Cary Brown in this story from 8/1/22:
“Brown says it’s imperative to keep building a bench of women serving at the local level to advance them through a pipeline to higher office.
‘I’m hopeful that we will see these numbers change even more in the future and that we’ll get to a point where we’re not even having conversations like this anymore, but we’ve still got a ways to go before that happens,” Brown said.
Brown says advancing women to local, state and national leadership translates to the advancement of policies that reflect the needs of Vermont’s 50% female population.
In the past couple of years, the Vermont Commission on Women, Change the Story VT, the Vermont Women’s Fund and Vermont Works for Women have all partnered to develop a free, downloadable toolkit for employees to examine gender and racial equity in their company and compensation structures.”