Trailblazers – Women in Energy and Construction

Trailblazers – Women in Energy and Construction

When Vermont Works for Women was awarded a WANTO (Women in Apprenticeship and Non-Traditional Occupations) grant from the Department of Labor one year ago, we were excited to get back to our roots and train women for jobs in the construction trades. What we didn’t anticipate was how excited Vermont… Read More
Step In to Work: Kristen’s Story

Step In to Work: Kristen’s Story

Kristen* first reached out to Vermont Works for Women in 2013 when she was just 22 years old, a single mother of a 6 year old, recovering from alcohol addiction, with recent criminal justice involvement. At the time, she saw herself as a community college dropout who had very little… 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
New Network for Vermont Tradeswomen

New Network for Vermont Tradeswomen

By Elise Greaves, WANTO Program Coordinator In 2019, Vermont Works for Women launched Vermont’s first-ever networking platform for women and gender non-conforming individuals in the trades. The group, called Vermont Tradeswomen, offers a place for women and gender non-conforming trades professionals (and those who support them) to connect, ask… 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
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
Spotlight: Sergeant Erynn Hazlett from Vermont National Guard

Spotlight: Sergeant Erynn Hazlett from Vermont National Guard

Sergeant Erynn Hazlett joined the Vermont Army National Guard in 2009. A seventh generation Vermonter, Erynn wanted to stay in southern Vermont to build her life so joining the National Guard allowed her to serve and stay in Vermont. Erynn spent her first six years serving in Logistics, including… Read More