Change The Story Vermont (CTS) is a multi-year strategy to align 
philanthropy, policy, and programs to significantly improve 
women's economic status in Vermont.
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Welcome to our premiere e-newsletter! 

You've received this because you were a member of the Enough Said Task Force, have expressed your interest in some way, or have already played an important role in our work thus far as an ally or advocate.  

Change The Story is a collaboration spearheaded by  The Vermont Women's Fundthe Vermont Commission on Women, and Vermont Works for Women focused on leveraging systemic changes in where women work, what they earn, and whether or not they are likely to live in poverty as elders. Women have made significant progress over the past three decades but they continue to be a disproportionate share of those living in poverty. 

We can and must do better - for women, for their families, and for Vermont's economic vitality.

This monthly newsletter will provide short updates on our work and that of our partners and allies throughout the state.  We'll also share relevant news or resources that are informative, thought-provoking, funny, or perhaps bewildering in this enlightened era. 

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I'm looking forward to working with you in the coming months.

Tiffany Bluemle, Director 

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Get your tickets! NPR's Susan Stamberg to speak at VWF's Annual Event 

Susan Stamberg  is a special correspondent for National Public Radio. Stamberg was the first woman to anchor a national nightly news program, and has won every major award in broadcasting.  

And for more exciting news: attendees  are eligible to win Susan Stamberg recording your voicemail message!

In case you missed it: 
VCW's Vermont Women's Economic Security Summit

On October 8th, the  Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) and the Vermont Women's Legislative Caucus hosted the  Vermont Women's Economic Security Summit at the Vermont State House. Over 150 people attended and left with a main takeaway:  there is still much work to be done before women reach equality in the workforce in Vermont.

The Summit featured two panels: Getting Women to Work and  Keeping Women at Work [read about it here] and  citizen advocacy trainings, as well as issues like women in corrections and women's health.

Pictured left: Beth Sachs of  Vermont Energy Investment Corp. (VEIC) shares what VEIC is doing to address gender diversity at the Summit's "Keeping Women at Work" panel.

Sachs has taken a lead role on CTS' workplace diversity initiative and is helping to build awareness  about workplace climate, occupational segregation, and the  wage and leadership gaps that exist in the workplace.

Latifa LylesDirector of the Women's Bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C., gave an impactful the keynote address about the value of paid leave legislation, the wage gap, and discrimination that women face in the workplace.

Pictured left: Latifa Lyles and Cary Brown, Director of the Vermont Commission on Women. 

Vermont Works for Women's 17th Annual Women Can Do! 

M ore than 500 girls from over 60 VT high schools, the largest number of participants in the history of the event, converged on the Vermont Tech campus on October 15 th  for    Vermont Works for Women's 17th annual Women Can Do!

What started off as a foggy, overcast morning, quickly warmed into a picture-perfect fall day filled with hands-on career immersion and exploration in more than 70 STEM and skilled trades-related workshops and action-expos. 

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