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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
Virtual Youth Forum on COVID-19

Virtual Youth Forum on COVID-19

By Nell Carpenter, Youth Program Manager Mental health challenges of LGBTQIA+ youth. Isolation from family members due to medical conditions. Challenges of adjustment for neurodiverse people. Shifting focus towards regenerative agriculture to stave off future crisis. Unequal access to internet and technology for online learning. The urgency of a… Read More
Online and Distance Learning Opportunities

Online and Distance Learning Opportunities

Looking to plug a bit of career exploration or inspiration into your day? Vermont Works for Women has put together three NEW video series! Tech@Work Online is a speaker series program that introduces tech center students to gender diverse role models in various industries and career fields.VWW… Read More
Career Challenge Day @ Randolph Technical Center

Career Challenge Day @ Randolph Technical Center

Vermont Works for Women partnered with Randolph Technical Career Center to hold the 17th annual Career Challenge Day on November 21, 2019. Career Challenge Day is a free day-long career exploration event that provides girls and gender non-conforming youth in grades 6-9 with the opportunity to try hands-on activities… Read More
Rosie’s Girls in the Third Space

Rosie’s Girls in the Third Space

Working on an electrical grid at Rosie’s Girls Solar afterschool in Winooski Testing the voltage of their friendship! We all know a ‘summer camp person.’ (That’s me! I’m a summer camp person!) For 20 years, Rosie’s Girls has been envisioned, spearheaded, and attended by summer camp people. While I will… Read More
Rosie’s Girls Alumni Highlight: Alissa Kenwood

Rosie’s Girls Alumni Highlight: Alissa Kenwood

“Watch me break the rules!” Alissa exclaims as she lists her many skills and interests, including welding and martial arts. Alissa Kenwood The ‘rules’ she’s referring to are the rules that society defines for women and girls about what they can and can’t do, and Alissa has… 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
Our Campers are Building What?!

Our Campers are Building What?!

By Nell Carpenter, Rosie’s Girls Coordinator Campers working together to build a picnic table This past summer, I received a text from a Rosie’s Girls instructor one Thursday morning asking, “Where’s the hardware for the picnic table? We’re doing it!” The picnic table she was referring to was, last… Read More
Celebrating Rosie’s Girls big 2-0 with Camp Libs

Celebrating Rosie’s Girls big 2-0 with Camp Libs

This summer marks the 20th anniversary of Vermont Works for Women's Rosie's Girls camp. To celebrate, we asked former and current campers, supporters, friends, and staff to tell us about their Rosie's Girls experience by completing our fun new Camp Lib. Check out some of their responses! 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