VWW Announces Executive Director Search

VWW Announces Executive Director Search

By Carolyn Cooke, Chair, Board of Directors, Vermont Works for Women It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announces Jen Oldham’s departure as Executive Director of Vermont Works for Women (VWW), at the end of 2019. For the past two years, Jen… Read More
Bringing STEM into the lives of young girls – Logic Supply

Bringing STEM into the lives of young girls – Logic Supply

We are the sum of our experiences, and what we experience early on is the catalyst to helping us create who we become. Which is why it is so important that programs like Rosie’s Girls exist, to provide young girls the opportunity to learn a variety of skills that they might not otherwise encounter through conventional learning. Read More
Girls Tech: Inviting Girls to Explore Tech Centers – Alison Lamagna

Girls Tech: Inviting Girls to Explore Tech Centers – Alison Lamagna

Using our guiding principles of Challenge by Choice, using inclusive language and encouraging positive self-esteem, we create safe spaces – free from judgement – where young women and gender non-conforming youth feel secure stepping outside of their comfort zones and trying new things in a way they may not have done in another setting or a mixed group. Read More
Trailblazer: Danielle Bombardier’s Journey

Trailblazer: Danielle Bombardier’s Journey

In our eyes, Danielle Bombardier has accomplished the VWW vision: she made a fearless commitment to pursuing her dreams to become an electrician, despite being a field where women are under-represented. When we first interviewed Danielle in 2016 she was on the verge of completing a five-year-long apprenticeship to become an electrician. Three years later, the former participant is now a driving force behind... Read More
VERMONT WORKS FOR WOMEN LAUNCHES NEW TRAINING FOR WOMEN IN THE CONSTRUCTION TRADES

VERMONT WORKS FOR WOMEN LAUNCHES NEW TRAINING FOR WOMEN IN THE CONSTRUCTION TRADES

Vermont Works for Women (VWW) is actively recruiting participants for its Trailblazers: Women in the Construction Trades program, designed to prepare women for jobs and apprenticeships in high-demand, high-paying sectors, including construction, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and others. Along with technical skills, the program exposes participants to the range of employers and jobs available with these skills, as well as provides mentoring and networking opportunities with women working in these sectors. Read More
I am from love – Tonya

I am from love – Tonya

I am from the garden, bare feet, and laughter that centered me. I am from love From climbing trees and homegrown roots I am from the country with trips to cities I am from the garden, bare feet, and laughter That centered and grounded me… Read More
Part of the Conversation

Part of the Conversation

If women and non-binary folks are not designing, building, and testing the work, then their needs and perspectives will also be left out of the vision. Read More