Change The Story Vermont (CTS) is a multi-year strategy to align 
program, policy, and philanthropy to significantly improve 
women's economic status in Vermont.
Patricia Moulton Appointed as Interim President of Vermont Technical College 

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Last week, Vermont Technical College's Board of Trustees appointed Patricia Moulton as interim president. Moulton currently serves as the Secretary for the Agency of Commerce and Community Development for the State of Vermont.   

Moulton will take over the role as Dan Smith, VTC's current President, transitions into his new role as the President and CEO of The Vermont Community Foundation.

She is the first female to lead Vermont Tech in its 150 year history and joins two other women on the five member Vermont State College's Council of Presidents. The other women include  Joyce Judy of Community College of VT and Elaine C. Collins of Johnson State College. 

Beth Sachs earns Leadership & Achievement Award & recognized for her contribution to social justice & environment

Photo Credit: Northeast Energy Efficiency Summit





Last month, Beth Sachs, co-founder of Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) was  recognized for her tremendous contribution to the energy efficiency industry by Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)

Sachs is extremely dedicated to social justice and gender equity. She leads CTS's Business Peer Exchange, a group of employers dedicated to sharing resources and practices to increase gender diversity in their workplaces.

"We are all interested in gender equity at the workplace...it's really important to me that the workplace is fair and respectful," says Sachs.


We have tremendous gratitude for your leadership, Beth!   
Rosie's Girls build Rube Goldberg machine to learn problem- solving & connect to their inner designers and engineers. 

What do hours of planning + designing + building + testing + more testing equal? A Rube Goldberg machine that completes a flawless run! 


Vermont Works for Women has piloted a new one-week Rosie's Girls that encourages middle school girls to think like carpenters, engineers and scientists. Check out the Rube Goldberg machine that the girls designed and created at the first session in Essex!

Want more STEM resources? Check 'em out on CTS's website.
VT Women's Fund Partners with Kingdom County Productions to show "All of Me," a new documentary film on eating disorders

August 24th at Main Street Landing Film House

Reception begins at 5pm and film will be shown at 6pm

The Vermont Women's Fund in partnership with Kingdom County Productions will feature a benefit sneak preview of Bess O'Brien's newest film, All of Me

Watch the trailer below.

Like Bess O'Brien's other award-winning documentaries (most recently, The Hungry Heart about opiate addiction in Vermont), All of Me focuses on the lives of women, girls and boys who are caught in the downward spiral of eating disorders and their struggle to regain a sense of self-compassion and healing. The film will focus on body image, a lack of connection with one's physical and emotional being and the need to delve deep within one's self to find the systemic reasons that triggered this disease.

So many of us have been affected by eating disorders, either directly or indirectly yet it is a topic that continues to elicit shame and secrecy. All of Me sheds a compassionate and intelligent light on how we perceive this difficult and often misunderstood disease.

Tickets for this event are $25 per person. A reception begins at  5 pm  and the film will be shown at  6 pm . Following the screening, Bess O'Brien and some  of the cast members will be on hand for a Q&A. 

This event is a fundraiser for Kingdom County Productions and the Vermont Women's Fund. Tickets will be on sale soon. For more information, see  vermontwomensfund.org.

All of Me - A New Documentary Film By Bess O'Brien

Save the Date: Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on Women's Issues: Sept. 14th at noon at the State House, Montpelier


Will we see you there?

We want to HEAR from you! 
What issues for women and girls would influence your vote for or against a candidate?

E-mail your ideas and questions to hannah.myers@vermont.gov

The Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on Women's Issues is hosted by Vermont Commission on Women, the League of Women Voters, and Business and Professional Women. The moderator will be Anne Galloway of VT Digger.  
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