Women Can Do
PROMOTING STEM & TRADES CAREERS
Week of April 5-9, 2021, Virtual
Instead of an in-person one day conference, Vermont Works for Women expanded Women Can Do to a full week of activities, events, and opportunities for female and gender non-conforming high school students to explore STEM and other non-traditional fields.
Check out highlights from the 22nd year of Women Can Do!
VIRTUAL ACTION EXPO
Check out the Virtual Action Expo! This year, the Expo was an online video gallery where Vermont professionals and students shared stories, demonstrations, and advice about their non-traditional passions and careers!
INTERVIEW WITH VERMONT SENATOR KESHA RAM
A trailblazer is someone who is the first to do something and paves the way for others to follow. We were thrilled to have trailblazer Vermont State Senator Kesha Ram, who is the first woman of color and youngest woman in history to have a seat in the Vermont Senate, join us for a conversation on Instagram Live for Women Can Do! Watch a recording of the interview to hear Senator Ram discuss her career in politics, her inspirations and advice for how young people can get involved in their community.
virtual job shadow with beta technologies
Have you ever wanted to fly? Are you interested in aviation and renewable energy? Watch our virtual job shadow with BETA Technologies, where we got a behind the scenes look at the Vermont aerospace company, learned about the different roles within the company and heard from five female employees about their career journeys.
Tech Student Spotlight
Students enrolled in tech center programs in Vermont shared their stories with VWW for Women Can Do! In their own words, they discussed what their tech center program is like, what they are interested in, what it is like to be a female in a typically male-dominant field, and what they aspire to do in the future. Check out all of the student spotlights on our Instagram channel @rosiesgirlsvt.
For Educators: Career Paychecks Activity
Vermont Works for Women’s Career Paychecks activity combines career exploration with an introduction to personal finance designed specifically for female and gender non-conforming students. Students can build an understanding of the salaries associated with careers, the education or credential paths to access that career, and the income levels needed to support different family types in Vermont. Particular focus is paid to careers and sectors nontraditional for women and gender non-conforming individuals.
All Activity materials are accessible in a Google Folder, and include over 60 “career paychecks”, budgeting templates, Flipgrid video discussion topics, a full slide deck, and general resources to talk with students about how their career choices impact their personal finances.
Women Can Do
From Our Girls
An amazing, well-run and valuable opportunity for young women to "see" what their choices can be for the future and to understand how they can create their own vision for their future. Excellent!
Volunteer, Women Can Do
I am powerful and independent and I will be successful!
Student, Women Can Do