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Economic inequities compound when race and gender intersect

Economic inequities compound when race and gender intersect

Policies should center women of color Vermont Works for Women is launching a social media campaign to shed light on the economic disparities Black women experience, and elevate policies and initiatives that focus on improving outcomes for Black women and gender non-conforming individuals. ‘Black women best’ Why putting… Read More
Rosie’s Girls Project Kits

Rosie’s Girls Project Kits

By Nell Carpenter, Youth Program Manager Every week of Rosie’s Girls summer camps we pack up our tools, PPE, art supplies and hardware into a truck and bring it to our host Tech Center for that week. This is a pretty well-known experience amongst those involved with Rosie’s Girls and… Read More
What’s in Rosie’s Toolbox?

What’s in Rosie’s Toolbox?

Welcome to WHAT’S IN ROSIE’S TOOLBOX? inspired by Rosie the Riveter and our beloved Rosie’s Girls program! Here at Vermont Works for Women, our Rosie’s Team was starting to miss learning about tools and how to use them in our programs, so we decided to go virtual. This series… Read More
Women’s employment disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 epidemic

Women’s employment disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 epidemic

By Caroline Keller, Data and Evaluation Coordinator, with contributions by Rachel Kauppila, Employment and Career Specialist In April 2020, Vermont experienced a dramatic increase in unemployment over the month from 3.1% (10,523 people) to 15.6% (54,490 people), the highest level of unemployment measured in Vermont. In other words, unemployment increased… Read More
VWW needs your support!

VWW needs your support!

Dear friends,Spring is generally a time of renewed energy, a natural reset button created by the return of the sun’s warmth. This year feels different – an uncertain energy lingers. Typically, spring is when Vermont Works for Women looks to highlight long-standing programs built on participants’ successes or share new… Read More
Trailblazers Program adapts, resumes

Trailblazers Program adapts, resumes

On Saturday, June 6th, a group of five women sat masked and 8 feet apart in the training facility at the Carpenters Local 349/352 in Williston. Newly donated plastic face shields, disinfectant spray, and hand sanitizer sat on carefully-spaced individual work stations as instructor Amy Judd welcomed the class back… Read More
A Call for Racial Justice

A Call for Racial Justice

Breonna Taylor. Breonna, an EMT working on the front lines of the coronavirus epidemic, an aspiring nurse, was asleep in her apartment when she was killed by police this March. Today, June 5, 2020, would have been her 27th birthday. We say her name today. We are… Read More
VWW Quick Tips

VWW Quick Tips

Get to know our amazing staff through VWW’s 2-minute Weekly Quick Tips, where staff will showcase tools, skills, fun activities they are doing at home while we all social distance and serve our community remotely. 7/3/2020: Today on VWW Quick Tips, VWW Data, Evaluation and Program Technology Specialist Caroline… Read More