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Vermont Works for Women promotes economic justice by advancing gender equity and supporting women and youth at every stage of their career journeys. 

At VWW, we want Vermont to be a state where all can grow and thrive. Equity is at the heart of this vision and our opportunity to create a better tomorrow for women, girls, and gender-expansive individuals.  

Equity is the opportunity for youth to explore the many careers that excite and motivate them. Our summer, afterschool, and tech center programs for youth break down gender stereotypes and inspire the next generation through hands-on learning. 

Equity is the opportunity for women to find and excel in careers that meet their needs. From work readiness classes within the justice system to individualized career coaching to training for high-demand jobs – we help women build their confidence, skills, and potential. 

Equity is the opportunity for schools and workplaces to be more inclusive and supportive. Our gender equity services and advocacy efforts help partners and policy makers work towards a Vermont where everyone can thrive.

Our Values
Supporting Policies & Efforts to Advance Gender Equity


Societal change through public policy, partnerships, and grassroots organizing is key to advancing gender equity.

We partner with employers, state agencies, schools, career and technical education centers, community organizations, and policymakers to eliminate gender barriers to economic security and make educational and career pathways accessible and equitable for all.

Learn about our priorities for Vermont and how you can join our efforts.

Our Priorities
Our Footprint & Path Forward


Since 1987, Vermont Works for Women has supported women and girls to recognize their potential and explore, pursue, and excel in work that leads to economic well-being.

By providing career exploration programs and events, training in the skilled trades, career coaching and mentorship, and gender equity workshops, we want all Vermont women, girls, and gender-expansive individuals to feel empowered to make career decisions that best meet their needs and goals.

Check out our impact report and strategic plan to advance gender equity in the years to come. 

Our Impact in Vermont
Vermont Works for Women offers programs that have a positive impact in Vermont communities such as Trailblazers.
Since 1987


Vermont Works for Women has been shaped from its inception by gutsy women committed to the notion that women’s choices about work should be their own – and not the product of gender stereotypes or biases. Their leadership and passion set in motion decades of effort to advance opportunities for women and girls – and continues to inspire our work today.

  • 1987

    Vermont Works for Women, originally known as Northern New England Tradeswomen, is founded in St. Johnsbury, with STEP UP as its core program, training women to enter and succeed in the skilled trades.

  • 2000

    Rosie’s Girls summer camp launches at Center for Technology, Essex, to empower middle school girls to explore hands-on career fields.

  • 2006

    VWW partners with Randolph Tech Center to expand female enrollment in nontraditional programs. This work has expanded to tech centers across Vermont through career exploration events and gender equity training.

  • 2020

    VWW responds to the economic challenges workers faced during the pandemic by developing virtual programming including free career workshops, online learning resources, and a mentor network.