Advisory Organizations

VCW's Advisory Council members are representatives of 27 organizations whose interests align with the commission’s mission. Members provide counsel to the Commission on setting goals, strategies and objectives, and share the opinions and perspectives of the organizations they represent. 

American Nurses Association - Vermont
(formerly Vermont State Nurses Association), the voice of Vermont registered nurses since 1914

American Association of University Women
advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research

Building Bright Futures
seeking to assure that all Vermont children are healthy and successful by improving the quality, affordability, and accessibility of services for families with children under age  six in the areas of health, early care, and education

Business and Professional Women/VT, Inc.
promoting full participation, equity, and economic self-sufficiency for working women through advocacy, education, and information

Castleton University's Women's and Gender Studies Program
encouraging CU students to think critically and to re-examine history cross-culturally using a feminist perspective

Center for Women & Enterprise
providing opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase professional success, personal growth, and financial Independence

Division of Maternal and Child Health, Vermont Department of Health
enhancing the promotion, delivery, and improvement of health and public health services for women, children, and families in Vermont

Evolve Rutland
growing professional women through professional development, mentoring, and networking

Girls on the Run Vermont
unleashing confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains
helping Vermont girls become confident, self-reliant, courageous and committed young women

League of Women Voters of Vermont
encouraging informed and active participation in government

Let's Grow Kids
a statewide campaign about the need for more high-quality, affordable child care in Vermont to better support our children, families, communities and economy

Mercy Connections
nurturing self sufficiency through education, mentoring, and community

Office of Senator Patrick Leahy
representing Vermont in the U.S. Senate

Office of Senator Bernard Sanders
representing Vermont in the U.S. Senate

Office of Representative Peter Welch
representing Vermont in the U.S. House of Representatives

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
providing, promoting, and protecting access to reproductive health care and sexuality education so that all people can make informed, voluntary choices about their reproductive and sexual health

Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance
early childhood professionals, parents, organizations, businesses, and strategic partners committed to improving public policies that impacting children between birth and age eight in the areas of health, safety, food security, economic security, and early care and education

Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council
giving a voice to the poor, the elderly, those living with disabilities, and low-income working families in the policy making arena of state government

Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
creating a world free of oppression where actions, beliefs and systems support all people to thrive

Vermont Women in Higher Education
cultivating a supportive and inclusive community of higher education professionals committed to ensuring that women are equally represented, inspired and empowered

Vermont Women in Law Enforcement
promoting and supporting women in Vermont's law enforcement community

Vermont Women’s Fund
distributing funds to nonprofits in Vermont that provide essential services, workforce opportunities, and address systemic change on behalf of female-identified Vermonters

Vermont Works for Women
helping women and girls recognize their potential and explore, pursue and excel in work that leads to economic independence

Voices for Vermont's Children
promoting public policy that enhances the lives of children and youth in Vermont

Women Business Owners Network
connecting and cultivating leaders, entrepreneurs, and business owners

Women’s Agricultural Network (WAgN)
working to increase the number of women owning and operating profitable farms and ag-related businesses, as well as their profile in leadership positions throughout the agricultural sectors of business, government, and community

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom/Northern Vermont Branch
working to achieve through peaceful means world disarmament, full rights for women, racial and economic justice, and an end to all forms of violence