Working more, getting less: Vermont’s working women struggle to get ahead

A new report, “Where Women Work and Why It Matters,” developed by Change the Story VT paints a disturbing picture of the plight of working women in Vermont. 43% of VT women who work full-time do not make enough to cover basic living expenses. Women who work full-time are disproportionately employed in low-wage jobs – across every age group, at every level of education. And Vermont women are especially vulnerable in their senior years, when their median annual income from Social Security ($10,000) is half that of men ($20,000). The report was backed by the Vermont Women’s Fund, Vermont Commission on Women and Vermont Works for Women. We discuss the state of working women in Vermont and potential solutions. (May 4, 2016 broadcast)

Tiffany Bluemle, director, Change the Story VT

Marybeth Redmond, director of development & communications, Vermont Works for Women

VBSR 25th Anniversary Spring Conference, 5-13-15

Live broadcast from the VBSR Spring Conference: we speak with three women with different perspectives on socially responsible business:

Markey Read, president, Career Networks, on leadership styles and changing careers

Rachel Jolly, Vermont Works for Women, on creating an inclusive workplace

Sara Newmark, Director of Sustainability for New Chapter, VBSR board chair, on creating family friendly and socially responsible businesses