Skip to Content
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
Chittenden Regional Correctional Center (CRCF): Realities of Re-Entry

Chittenden Regional Correctional Center (CRCF): Realities of Re-Entry

Vermont Works for Women is co-facilitating a new group at Chittenden Regional Correctional Center (CRCF) called Realities of Re-Entry. This group was developed through a new initiative by Superintendent Theresa Stone to improve the re-entry planning by inmates about to be released, and to support the work of case managers. 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
Enrichment Night at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility

Enrichment Night at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility

Enrichment Night is a monthly event Vermont Works for Women hosts at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility (CRCF). The event allows participants to hear from a professional about their work, to learn about barriers and challenges presenters faced along their path, and to consider any tools or strategies that helped… Read More
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