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On Women’s Equality Day, Vermonters Get Ready to Vote on Article 22

On Women’s Equality Day, Vermonters Get Ready to Vote on Article 22

Op-ed by Rhoni Basden, Executive Director of Vermont Works for Women and Cary Brown, Executive Director of Vermont Commission on Women On August 26, 1920, the 19th amendment to the US constitution was certified, and women’s right to vote was finally recognized. We celebrate this as Women’s Equality Day, and… Read More
Power Tools Are Back in the Hands of Campers at Rosie’s Girls

Power Tools Are Back in the Hands of Campers at Rosie’s Girls

By Elaine Ezerins, Communications and Marketing Manager  This summer, Rosie’s Girls camps returned to the workshop, creating a safe, empowering space for middle school campers to use power tools, welding equipment, and a plasma cutter to build and fabricate original creations.   Vermont Works for Women (VWW) held two camps: Rosie’s… Read More
Culinary Program Participants Graduate Despite Challenging Year of Covid-19 at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility

Culinary Program Participants Graduate Despite Challenging Year of Covid-19 at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility

By Elaine Ezerins, Communications and Marketing Manager Participants celebrated their successful completion of Vermont Works for Women’s (VWW) culinary training program on Thursday, June 30 with a graduation ceremony and dinner at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility (CRCF), Vermont’s sole prison for women.   June 30 Graduation at Chittenden Regional Correctional… Read More
Vermont Works for Women hosts YLAI fellow from Colombia

Vermont Works for Women hosts YLAI fellow from Colombia

By Jillian Scannell VWW has participated as a host organization for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) since 2017. YLAI is a program of the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs that provides opportunities for young entrepreneurs and business owners… Read More
Vermont Works for Women Celebrates its 35th Year

Vermont Works for Women Celebrates its 35th Year

Founded in 1987, VWW has been working hard for 35 years to ensure all Vermont women can achieve economic security through employment. Our history has been shaped from its inception by gutsy women committed to the notion that women’s choices about work should be their own—and not the product of… Read More
February Break Fun with Rosie’s Girls at Generator Makerspace

February Break Fun with Rosie’s Girls at Generator Makerspace

Rosie’s Girls camp at Generator By Elaine Ezerins, Communications and Marketing Manager What are you passionate about? Female empowerment! The Ocean and its inhabitants! Mental Health and Neurodiversity! These were the responses of middle school youth participating in Vermont Works for Women’s Rosie’s Girls mini-camp at the… Read More