For more than a century, women across the globe have come together each year on International Women’s Day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year, the Vermont Council on World Affairs, the Women’s Law Division of the Vermont Bar Association, the University of Vermont and Emerge Vermont have joined forces to co-host a panel discussion profiling and celebrating the remarkable work of a few select Vermont women. Through their leadership and work these women have served as role models and trailblazers empowering and elevating women in Vermont, the United States and worldwide.
Panelists will share stories and perspectives from their careers in law, public service, social justice and education, both in the United States and internationally. They will also discuss their contribution to legal and policy developments benefiting women and their views on what gaps remain to the achievement of gender balance and equality for all women. A reception will follow the panel discussion.
The Honorable Denise R. Johnson, Vermont Supreme Court Justice (Retired)
Dr. Felicia Kornbluh, Associate Professor of History and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, University of Vermont
Jill Krowinski, Majority Leader of the Vermont House of Representatives
Sefakor Komabu-Pomeyie, Founder and Executive Director, EEPD Africa
Molly Gray, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Vermont Attorney General (Moderator)
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. 1.0 CLE credit available.
Sheehey, Furlong, & Behm, P.C.
The Vermont Women’s Fund
The Vermont Community Foundation
Downs, Rachlin, Martin, PLLC
The Kehoe Law Firm, P.C.
Gravel & Shea, P.C.
Leslie E. Black, Esq
Vermont Council on World Affairs
Women’s Law Division of the Vermont Bar Association
Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies of the University of Vermont