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9to5: The Story of a Movement

Before the hit song or film, 9to5 was an inspiring movement for equality that encapsulated the spirit of both the women’s and labor movements of the 1970s.

Join Vermont Works for Women (VWW) at Vermont PBS’ Virtual Event on Thurs, Jan 28 at 6:30 p.m. for a special sneak preview of this new film from Independent Lens followed by a conversation with a co-founder of 9to5 Boston and Vermont Commission on Women, hosted by VWW Executive Director Rhoni Basden. Share your questions and ideas to continue the fight for equal rights for women and equality for all.




VWW Social Hour

Vermont Works for Women (VWW) has launched a monthly social hour for women from around the state to come together and discuss what it’s like to be a woman working in Vermont right now.

The goal of this event is for women to connect with each other, to find solidarity, and to share ideas and resources.  Now in the 11th month of the pandemic, women are leaving the workforce at a rate 4x greater than men, so VWW is creating a safe place to share our experiences and find support while having some fun!

Each month will focus on a different topic. At our next social hour, on Thursday, January 14 from 6 - 7 p.m. on Zoom, we will discuss The Best (and Worst) Jobs in the Trades. To sign up and receive the Zoom link, email VWW Program Manager Missy Mackin at

Future topics might include negotiating your wage, finding a job during a pandemic, childcare, what employers are getting right, and more.


Trailblazers: Virtual Job Shadows

Vermont Works for Women is hosting a series of virtual job shadows this winter. Companies and employers from a variety of trades will lead one-hour, live tours of their worksites. Participating in a virtual job shadow is a great way to learn about specific industries and speak directly with
trades professionals. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the job or company, view ongoing projects, and make connections in the industry. The next one is Tuesday, January 26 from 4-5 pm on Zoom with TimberHomes Vermont. Click here to register. 


bi-weekly virtual workforce discussion panels

State of the Workforce Virtual Discussion PanelsSince the beginning of April, VWW Program Manager Missy Mackin has convened employers, workers, and employment specialists from Chittenden and Franklin/Grand Isle counties for weekly Zoom meetings to discuss issues and resources pertaining to the Covid-19 response. With workers laid off and employers navigating a challenging present and uncertain future, this is a chance for us to share our concerns and make connections that will strengthen the workforce going forward.

The panels are held bi-weekly on Mondays from 1-2 pm on Zoom. Please contact Program Manager Missy Mackin to participate.