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Vermont Works for Women is here to help women whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19. Do you need assistance navigating the resources (unemployment insurance, benefits) available to support Vermonters during this time? Are you looking for a new job and need help with the search, writing a resume/cover letter, or practicing interviewing? Contact Rachel Kauppila, our Employment and Career Specialist, at

Visit our blog for a comprehensive list of community support services for those impacted by COVID-19

VWW Work Readiness Program Manager Heather Newcomb is available to support women overcoming obstacles or significant barriers to employment and prepare them to enter the workforce. Contact Heather via email at

Looking for a career in the trades? Interested in participating in "State of the Workplace Virtual Discussion Panels" with VT employers, employment specialists and other Vermonters looking for work, to discuss workforce concerns and opportunities during COVID-19 and beyond, contact Program Manager Missy Mackin at

Workshops for Women

(Currently on hold to meet COVID-19 Social Distancing Requirements)

Vermont Works for Women offers educational opportunities for women who are interested in high-paying jobs, alternative career pathways, employment opportunities, financial literacy, building self-confidence, and discovering their unique potential. Each workshop combines learning, growth, inspiration, and fun activities! Vermont Works for Women workshops are open to women and gender non-conforming individuals of all ages. Additionally, we strive to accommodate people of all ability levels.  Talk with us if you have questions.

Available Workshops

Jumpstart Your Job Search
Let's broaden our thinking about female employment options and dispel some myths so you can achieve more – whether it's less stress, greater fulfillment, a more flexible schedule, or more money. Vermont Works for Women will facilitate discussions on how you can discover your employment priorities and easy steps you can take to find a job that fits.

Let’s Talk Money 
Taking control of your finances doesn’t have to be as angst-inducing as people make it out to be, the trick is knowing where to start. This workshop is designed to help you understand your spending, manage your bills, and keep a little more in the bank each month. We’ll frame the conversation around choice, mindfulness, and what’s important to you. By the end of this 1-hour workshop you’ll have the tools needed to make a financial plan you’ll actually want to follow through on!

Level Up: Take Charge of Your Career
If you're not quite satisfied in your career and want to make a change, this workshop will share tips for making a career pivot and identify jobs that will fit your needs. You will leave the workshop knowing exactly what you’re going to do to take that next step.

Resume Rewrite and Uncomplicated Cover Letters 
In this workshop, Vermont Works for Women will give you the rundown on resumes and cover letters to help you land that interview! Whether you’re new or have some experience, this workshop will teach resume basics, how to write bullet-points that really pop, tips and tricks to minimize gaps in employment, and how to write a compelling resume for when you’re switching into a new field. In the second half, you’ll learn all about cover letters – they don’t have to be fancy, you don’t have to brag, and you don’t have to be an incredible writer. We’ll talk about the reasons to write a cover letter, what information you should include, and we’ll give you a straightforward, easy-to-follow cover letter template.

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