Tech @ Work Updates

Tech @ Work Updates

Tech @ Work is a monthly speaker series hosted by Vermont Works for Women and the Burlington Tech Center. The program is designed to introduce high school students to gender diverse professionals in non-traditional career fields. Tech @ Work: Culinary Arts on Monday, November 4 Leslie McCrorey Wells Today,… Read More
Women Can Do 2019 Highlights

Women Can Do 2019 Highlights

For our 21st annual Women Can Do conference on October 17, 2019, the local weather forecast called for a Nor’easter with 100% chance of heavy rain, and 35 mph winds. However, the tents were up, permission slips collected, buses scheduled, and food ordered. Nothing was going to stop… 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
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
20 Years of Women Can Do

20 Years of Women Can Do

Vermont Works for Women’s flagship event, Women Can Do, celebrates its 20th anniversary this October 11th! Therefore, it was timely and unique that we had the opportunity to... Read More
Going the Distance – Rachel Kauppila

Going the Distance – Rachel Kauppila

You may have heard that VWW ran the Vermont City Marathon – and you heard right! On Sunday, May 28, our 5-person relay team completed the 26.2 miles in 4 hours 10 minutes. Everyone ran faster than anticipated and, more importantly, we all had fun! Read More
Vermont Runs for Women – Missy Mackin

Vermont Runs for Women – Missy Mackin

Twelve years ago, I hung up my Reeboks. The pain of plantar fasciitis (“runner’s heel”) had become so severe that I finally had to give up the sport I loved since I was 14.  The years passed, and I got used to not running—but I still missed it every day. Read More
Changing Her Story – Equal Pay Day 2018

Changing Her Story – Equal Pay Day 2018

Change The Story VT will celebrate Equal Pay Day by inviting Vermont legislators for coffee and inviting all Vermonters to take action. Early afternoon on April 10, Change The Story will join Vermont Business and Professional Women at the Vermont Statehouse to treat policy-makers to a cup of Joe and to offer up amazing Peanut Butter Bars made by Vermont Works for Women. Read More
IN SUPPORT OF THE PAY EQUITY BILL – 1/12/18

IN SUPPORT OF THE PAY EQUITY BILL – 1/12/18

My name is Rachel Kauppila and I am the Job Developer at Vermont Works for Women and I am here to express our enthusiastic support for this bill. Vermont Works for Women (VWW) helps women and girls recognize their potential and explore, pursue, and excel in work that leads to economic independence. The wage gap in Vermont, which amounts to women earning $0.84 for every $1 earned by a man, makes it very difficult for women to achieve economic independence. Read More