Vermont Commission on Women

Equal pay compact sees rapid expansion

More than 125 employers have signed the Vermont Equal Pay Compact as advocates work to expand discussion of — and potential solutions for — the persistent gender pay gap.

Alimony reform group sees progress with legislation

Lawmakers approved a bill that includes new alimony guidelines and forms a task force to take a more in-depth look at the law. Vermont Alimony Reform has been pushing for that since 2015.

Governor signs pregnancy accommodations bill

The law will give women the same rights in the workplace as those with diabilities.

New Law Provides Protections for Pregnant Women

News Release — Vermont Commission on Women May 8, 2017 Contact: Lilly Talbert 802-828-2841 [email protected] Montpelier – A law just passed in Vermont that will provide protections for employees experiencing healthy, uncomplicated pregnancies who need workplace accommodations such as having access to water, access to a chair, longer or more frequent restroom breaks, or avoiding […]

Vermont Early Childhood Alliance and Let’s Grow Kids Join Vermont Commission on Women’s Advisory Council

News Release — Vermont Commission on Women April 27, 2017 Contact: Lilly Talbert 802-828-2841 (Montpelier) – The Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) recently announced the addition of the Vermont Early Childhood Alliance and Let’s Grow Kids to its Advisory Council. The Council is made up of organizations whose interests align with the Commission’s mission to […]

Change The Story Releases New Report: Vermont Women and Leadership

News Release — Vermont Commission on Women April 4, 2017 Contacts: Cary Brown Vermont Commission on Women (802) 828-2840; (802) 498-8871 (cell) Tiffany Bluemle Change The Story VT (802) 238-5907 Progress Is Mixed, Vermont Frontrunner on Some Measures Montpelier, VT – Change The Story VT (CTS) unveiled its new status report, “Vermont Women and Leadership,” […]

Gender pay gap hurts Vermont’s economy, advocates say

If women earned the same average wage as men, total state GDP would go up by $1 billion, according to the Vermont Commission on Women.

Commission on Women Celebrates 100th Signer to Vermont Equal Pay Compact

News Release — Vermont Commission on Women Jan. 25, 2017 Contact: Lilly Talbert | Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) 802-828-2841 | 802-498-8806 (cell) January 25, 2017 (Montpelier, VT): The Vermont Commission on Women’s Equal Pay Compact, a voluntary online pledge enabling Vermont-based employers to learn more about and to indicate a commitment to closing the […]

Organizations Supporting Gender Equity Issues Join Forces with Women Business Owners Network

News Release — Women Business Owners Network September 26, 2016 Contact: Jill M Davies 203 919 6393 Women Business Owners Network (WBON), along with the Vermont Commission on Women and Change The Story, are teaming up for WBON’s 2016 statewide fall conference Wednesday, October 19th at the Vermont State House. Any woman who currently owns […]

Watch a live gubernatorial debate on women’s issues at noon today

Live video streaming of the forum from the Statehouse will be available through ORCA Media and via Facebook.

Women’s Organizations Host Statehouse Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

News Release — Vermont Commission for Women Sept. 9, 2016 Contact: Lilly Talbert, VCW Staff 802-828-2841 (Montpelier) – A Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on Women’s Issues will take place Thursday, September 22nd from 12:00 to 1:30 at the Vermont State House in Montpelier. This non-partisan event is presented by the Vermont Commission on Women, the League […]

Women’s Organizations Host Statehouse Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

News Release — Vermont Commission on Women Sept. 7, 2016 Contact: Lilly Talbert, VCW Staff | 802-828-2841 (Montpelier) – A Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on Women’s Issues will take place Thursday, September 22nd from 12:00 to 1:30 at the Vermont State House in Montpelier. This non-partisan event is presented by the Vermont Commission on Women, the […]

Cathy Frey reappointed to Vermont Commission on Women

News Release — Vermont Commission on Women Oct. 23, 2015 Contact: Lilly Talbert, VCW Staff 802-828-2841 (Montpelier) – Rep. Shap Smith, Speaker of the Vermont House has appointed Cathy Frey of Barre to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women. Commissioner Frey is Professor of Mathematics at Norwich University and serves as Vice Chair of […]

Carol Buchdahl, Susie Hudson and Colin Ryan appointed to Vermont Commission on Women

News Release — Vermont Commission on Women Sept. 1, 2015 Contact: Lilly Talbert Vermont Commission on Women 802-828-2841   (Montpelier) – The Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) is a non-partisan state agency advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. Sixteen volunteer commissioners and representatives from organizations concerned with women’s issues guide VCW’s public education, […]