Join us this month in Manchester or Waitsfield
Women’s entrepreneurship is a hot topic in Vermont these days! We’ve seen a noticeable spike in interest from women who are eager to learn more about starting their own businesses and Dream, Girl is a great jumping off point. Thanks to the generosity of a Women’s Fund donor (and an entrepreneur herself), we are able to expand our first screening into a traveling film series to audiences across the state.
After each screening, we follow up the film with a panel of local women entrepreneurs who give their “boots on the ground” experience and answer some of the hard questions about what it takes to get a business going and growing. Find a screening near you this month!
Manchester – July 19
Manchester Community Library - FREE
5:00 pm – Pizza, refreshments, and networking
5:30 pm - Film screening
6:45 pm - Panel discussion featuring Lisa Kelly of Zen Revolution VT; Rhonda Lathrop of Real Sport and Roundabout Fro Yo; Joy Proft of Joy All Things Underthings
Admission is FREE: Please register here to save a seat
Waitsfield – July 26
Big Picture Theater - $10 adults; $5 students
6:00 pm - doors open
6:30 pm - film screening
7:45 pm – Panel discussion featuring: Emily Doyle of Ursa Major; Leigh Phillips of Laughing Moon Chocolates; Wendelyn Duquette of Quick$tart
Buy your tickets for Waitsfield here
We know a lot more about the current status of women-owned businesses in Vermont, thanks to the research of Change The Story. Currently, women-owned businesses comprise nearly 1/3 of all privately held firms in the state. Many of these businesses are solo practitioners and their revenues are sharply lower than those generated by businesses owned by men. Imagine the potential for Vermont’s economy if we can inspire women to start their own firms and encourage existing women-owned businesses to grow?