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Economic inequities compound when race and gender intersect

Economic inequities compound when race and gender intersect

Policies need to center women of color Vermont Works for Women has launched a social media campaign to shed light on the economic disparities Black women experience, elevate policies and practices that focus on improving economic outcomes for Black women and gender non-conforming individuals, and amplify the voices of women… Read More
VWW’s Re-entry Support for Justice-Involved Women

VWW’s Re-entry Support for Justice-Involved Women

By Heather Newcomb, VWW Program Manager It’s not a surprise that COVID-19 has caused the majority of us to adjust how we accomplish our work. Vermont Works for Women (VWW) is no different, and some of our changes due to COVID-19 have been in how we serve our justice-involved women… Read More
Hybrid Mom: navigating work and remote learning

Hybrid Mom: navigating work and remote learning

By Monica Chapman, VWW board member A month into the initial stay at home order, I scrolled through my social media to see some friends posting about thriving in the remote learning world. They had “never felt more bonded to their children” and they “wish that this could be the… Read More
Trailblazers program participants graduate, find jobs in the trades

Trailblazers program participants graduate, find jobs in the trades

Participants in Trailblazers: Women in Construction Trades program graduated on Aug 4, receiving their certificates from Program Manager Missy Mackin. On the rainy evening of August 4 at the Carpenters Local training facility in South Burlington, five women graduated from VWW’s most recent Trailblazers: Women in Construction Trades program. Read More
VWW Quick Tips

VWW Quick Tips

Get to know our amazing staff through VWW’s 2-minute Weekly Quick Tips, where staff will showcase tools, skills, fun activities they are doing at home while we all social distance and serve our community remotely. Mindy Wong, VWW Development and Grants Coordinator 8/7/2020: With the many collective traumas that… Read More
Rosie’s Girls Project Kits

Rosie’s Girls Project Kits

By Nell Carpenter, Youth Program Manager Every week of Rosie’s Girls summer camps we pack up our tools, PPE, art supplies and hardware into a truck and bring it to our host Tech Center for that week. This is a pretty well-known experience amongst those involved with Rosie’s Girls and… Read More
Tech @ Work Updates

Tech @ Work Updates

Tech@Work has moved virtual! With schools closing for the rest of the year, Vermont Works for Women has decided to conduct online interviews with our Tech@Work speakers. Tech@Work is a speaker series program that introduces tech center students to gender diverse role models in various industries and career… Read More
What’s in Rosie’s Toolbox?

What’s in Rosie’s Toolbox?

Welcome to WHAT’S IN ROSIE’S TOOLBOX? inspired by Rosie the Riveter and our beloved Rosie’s Girls program! Here at Vermont Works for Women, our Rosie’s Team was starting to miss learning about tools and how to use them in our programs, so we decided to go virtual. This series… Read More
Women’s employment disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 epidemic

Women’s employment disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 epidemic

By Caroline Keller, Data and Evaluation Coordinator, with contributions by Rachel Kauppila, Employment and Career Specialist In April 2020, Vermont experienced a dramatic increase in unemployment over the month from 3.1% (10,523 people) to 15.6% (54,490 people), the highest level of unemployment measured in Vermont. In other words, unemployment increased… Read More