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.
2016 Status Report:  Where Vermont Women Work... and Why It Matters

Have you read our second brief yet? It focuses specifically on  occupational segregation , its impact on women's wages, and the way in which it compromises Vermont's ability to make the most of home-grown talent. 
A few findings: 
  • Nearly half of women working full-time in Vermont continue to be employed in the same occupations in which they worked forty years ago
  • Of the 15 occupations in which women's median annual salaries top $35,000, nearly half are in
    male-dominated fields. 

    Nearly 60% of high-wage, high-demand entry-level occupations are those in which women are a significant minority of workers. 


VCW Partners with Norwich U. to bring StartSmart salary negotiation workshop to campus  

Did you know that nationally, 30% of women always negotiate compared to 46% of men?

Last Wednesday, Norwich University, with support from the VT Commission on Women, hosted their first salary negotiation workshop based on AAUW's StartSmart model. 

Facilitated by Lindsey Lathrop-Ryan, the workshop not only provided space to practice salary negotiation, but outlined easy-to-learn skills to help them prepare. 

"While prepping, I learned just over a third of recent college grads negotiated on the first job offer. Of those that did, 80% saw an increase in pay," shares Lathrop-Ryan. "I know it's hard to talk about money and about ourselves, but we're leaving money on the table if we don't learn these skills." 

Rosie's Girls STEM curriculum to receive major investment over five years
Rosie's Girls campers learning about rocket propulsion with instructor Avery during summer 2015. Photo credit: VT Works for Women

The state of Vermont has scored one of its largest federal grants ever - a $20 million award from the  National Science Foundation  (NSF).

And a portion of that award, approximately $200,000 over five years, will go to  Vermont Works for Women's  Rosie's Girls to help engage more middle school girls in scientific research and STEM-related activities - with the hope of sparking their interest in those career pathways.

Catch us at these three events: VT Women's Fund Annual Benefit, VBSR Spring Conference, and Leahy's Women's Economic Opportunity Conference

And to the men out there - you'll be there, too, right?

Tickets are $50.

We're presenting "Women, Work and Wages in VT" with the dynamic 
Jessica Sabick of VT Energy Investment Corporation
Anna Grady of Renewable NRG Systems, and 
Stephanie Lowe of Seventh Generation.

Leahy's 20th Annual Women's Economic Opportunity Conference
Saturday, June 4, 2016 
U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch will be this year's keynote speaker. 
It's a great day of wellness, skill-building, and networking. 
And, we'll be there presenting, as well! 

Registration Deadline is May 27th

VWW is seeking an Executive Director  

Vermont Works for Women is recruiting an Executive Director who will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for leading VWW staff, and programs in the execution of VWW's mission.

The right candidate will have nonprofit leadership and supervisory experience, and a high degree of fluency in workforce development, women or girls' programming, and nonprofit revenue development. For a complete job description,  click here.

To apply: Send a resume and a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications to  vwwexecutive@gmail.comDeadline is May 15. VWW is an Equal Opportunity Employer; applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Other openings you may be interested in:  Finance Manager and an AmeriCorps*VISTA for Women's Program Recruitment and Administrative Support.

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