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GBWF Lunch | Change The Story VT: Advancing Women, Fueling the Economy

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

 

Contois Auditorium

| Free

JOIN US at the Greater Burlington Women’s Forum Tuesday March 21 for Change The Story VT: Advancing Women, Fueling the Economy.

The good news: Vermont ranks #1 in the country in the proportion of women serving as state legislators.

However, just ONE woman currently holds statewide elective office. Indeed, of the 294 citizens elected to hold statewide office since 1778, only 11 have been women.

And we are one of 2 states that have NEVER sent a woman to serve in the U.S. Congress.

That good news/bad news is a small sample of what you will find in Change The Story VT‘s status report on women and leadership in Vermont, the fourth in a series of reports on the economic status of women.

Our panelists will present the hot-off-the-press findings about Vermont women in leadership in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. The report examines women’s presence as leaders in higher education, public safety, on corporate boards and in senior management, and on state and municipal boards and commissions.

Change The Story VT is a multi-year initiative aligning philanthropy, policy, and program to significantly improve women’s economic status in Vermont. Change The Story VT is fueled by three statewide organizations: Vermont Women’s Fund, Vermont Commission on Women, and Vermont Works for Women.

Learn more at ChangeTheStoryVT.org

Bring a lunch, listen, learn, share, and network with women in our community. The program closes at 1:15pm with time for participants’ announcements (job openings, services available, upcoming events…). The space is available until 1:30pm for informal networking.

Please register to save your seat at the table (no need to print out a ticket, though!).

BY DONATION. For our events to be accessible and affordable for all women, we rely on your contributions! We ask for a sliding scale donation at the door– credit card, cash or check (payable to Greater Burlington Women’s Forum). To make your contribution online, please click DONATE.

Special thanks to Mercy Connections, our fiscal agent, the legal firm of Primmer, our 2017 business supporter, and Mayor Miro Weinberger, our event host sponsor.

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We hope you can make it!

Cheers,

Greater Burlington Women’s Forum Leadership Team:

Amiel Landor, Amy Barcomb, Carina Driscoll, Charlene Wallace, Gwen Pokalo, Jamie Lucia, Jen Guimaraes, Jennifer Green, Jessica Nordhaus, Larissa Del Rosso-Rayher, Leslie Schreiber, Rebecca Kennedy

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