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VCW Newsletter, February 26th

The Vermont Office of Purchasing & Contracting, on behalf of the State of Vermont and the Vermont Commission on Women is now accepting proposals to conduct a comprehensive Paid Family and Medical Leave Feasibility Study. The RFP and all submission instructions can be found here: The deadline for submission is 2:00 p.m. on March 25, 2016. Any questions must… Read more »

VCW’s Newsletter, February 5th

Have you worked during a pregnancy in Vermont? Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) seeks stories from women who needed work accommodations while pregnant, things like: extra bathroom breaks; access to a water bottle; a stool to sit on (for jobs like cashier); temporary relief from heavy lifting duties; or time away from work for prenatal appointments.  We’re particularly interested in… Read more »

VCW’s Latest Newsletter, October 30th

VCW's latest VIEW Newsletter Message.

Change the Story Check out the brand new website landing page:  and the brand new Facebook page: for Change the Story (CTS), our multi-year strategy to align philanthropy, policy and programs to significantly improve women’s economic status in Vermont.  This is a partnership strategy focused on systematic change involving the sisterly trio of our commission, the Vermont Women’s… Read more »

10/20 – Latest Newsletter from VCW

VCW's latest VIEW Newsletter Message.

Vermont Women’s Fund Benefit Celebration November 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at UVM Davis Center Once a year, the Vermont Women’s Fund celebrates its commitment to Vermont’s young women and girls and the organizations that support them with a gala event! This gathering celebrates the power of collective philanthropy that helps women and girls in Vermont achieve greater success. Learn more… Read more »

Celebration of Women’s Equality Day and Call for Paid Sick Days legislation in Vermont

August 26, 2015, marks the 95th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution – an important milestone in women’s equality. The significance of this victory cannot be understated, as the movement for women’s suffrage was a nonviolent and long-lasting civil rights effort. Today, women have the right to vote, yet they still face many issues… Read more »

Gov. Shumlin Appoints Colin Ryan to Vermont Commission on Women

Colin Ryan

Gov. Peter Shumlin has appointed Colin Ryan of Burlington to the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW). Established in 1964, VCW is a non-partisan state government commission advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. Sixteen volunteer commissioners and representatives from twenty-five organizations concerned with women’s issues guide VCW’s public education, coalition building, and advocacy efforts. Commissioners serve four-year terms and… Read more »

Marcia Merrill of Jericho Re-elected Chair of Vermont Commission on Women

The sixteen appointed members of the state agency, the Vermont Commission on Women, have re-elected Marcia Merrill of Jericho to serve a 4th term as Chair. Ms. Merrill has served in this leadership role since 2006. Established in 1964, the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) is a non-partisan state government commission advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. Sixteen… Read more »

Governor Shumlin Reappoints Ruth Finn of Barre to State’s Commission on Women

Governor Peter Shumlin has appointed Ruth Finn of Barre to serve a third term as Commissioner on the state’s Vermont Commission on Women (VCW). Ms. Finn has served on the VCW since 2003 and brings a wealth of public service experience and an interest in women’s history to the Commission. “I’m grateful to Governor Shumlin for the reappointment. I enjoy… Read more »

The VNA’s VT Dads Program

Fathers who enroll in VT Dads can participate in parenting education, relationship classes, andemployment services. This project is funded by the United States Department of Health andHuman Services, Administration for Children and Families. For more information, visit theVNA ‘s VT Dads Program website, or call 802-860-4420.