Vermont Works for Women (VWW) supports women, girls, and gender-expansive individuals in Vermont to explore, pursue, and excel in careers that meet their needs and wants. Our programs, from middle school through adulthood, provide participants with new skills and confidence.
Our programs focus on:
- Encouraging career exploration in skilled trades and STEM for youth,
- Supporting women at various stages of their careers through coaching, mentorship, and skill development,
- Partnering with schools and employers to create equitable learning and work environments, and
- Sharing participants’ stories and data to advance gender equity across Vermont.
We are committed to connecting participants to experiences that will put them on a path to economic independence.
We do not expect that all youth in our programs will go on to become carpenters or welders—but by exposing them to tools, role models, and transferable problem-solving skills through programs like Rosie’s Girls, Career Challenge Day, and Women Can Do, we provide an expansive array of career options for students to consider as they navigate school and plan for life after graduation.
We also support women and gender-expansive individuals ages 16 and up to identify careers that meet their needs, map out steps to reach their goals, connect with local employers and mentors, and access community resources. Through Employment and Career Services, Trailblazers, and programs for women with a history or current involvement with the justice system, we help hundreds of women each year to find employment with supportive local employers.