Vermont Women’s Fund
Annual Celebration 2021

Join us as we gather virtually on Wednesday, October 20, 2021

5:00 p.m.
Networking & Learning Breakouts
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Main Event
Teresa C. Younger, CEO & President
Ms. Foundation for Women
with emcee
Jane Lindholm
Vermont Public Radio

In addition to the main stage event, we will have pre-event networking and learning groups starting at 5:00 p.m. This is your chance to explore Vermont Women's Fund funded programs, sharpen your professional development skills, meet others, or simply de-stress.

Step 1

Buy Tickets
General Admission: $25,  Students: $10

If cost is a concern, you can access a free ticket with the promo code: RISE&THRIVE

Step 2

Sign-up for Networking + Learning

Once you complete the ticket form, you will receive a confirmation email that will also include the link to sign-up for our networking and learning groups before the main stage event.

Choose one from the following categories and options:
Topic Tables
  • There’s Power in Our Numbers: Women’s Entrepreneurship
  • #EqualPay in Your Workplace is Possible: How to Use the Pay Equity Playbook
  • Windows to a Multicultural World: Clemmons Family Farm Remote Learning Curriculum
  • Get Up to Speed on Prop 5: Vermont's Constitutional Amendment
Sharpen Your Skills: Professional Development
  • Steps to Starting Your Business
  • Essential Skills to Talking About the Honest Ugly Truth: Navigating Difficult Conversations
  • Promoting Yourself Like a Pro
  • Cocktail Shaker: Temperance Edition
  • Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Wine
  • Yoga Snacks: Gentle Easy Poses for Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere
Mix & Match Open Networking

Want to be a little adventurous? Register for the Mix & Match table to meet new people in an open networking format.

Can't make the event?
Click here to make a donation to the Women's Fund now.

Meet Our Featured Speaker

Teresa C. Younger is an activist, advocate, renowned public-speaker, organizational strategist, and a proven leader in the philanthropic and policy sectors. Having spent over 20 years on the frontlines of some of the most critical battles for comprehensive equity and the elimination of institutionalized oppression, she now serves as the President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women.

Previously, Younger served as the executive director of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women and as executive director of the ACLU of Connecticut — the first African American and the first woman to hold that position.

Younger is a thought leader at the critical intersections of gender and race. Within the philanthropic sector she serves on initiatives to shape and change the narrative of women and girls, including Grantmakers for Girls of Color, Funders for Reproductive Equity, Philanthropy New York, and Black Funders for Social Justice. She serves on a number of boards including the Ethel Walker School and Essie Justice Group. She is also a proud lifetime Girl Scout and Gold Award recipient.

About the Vermont Women’s Fund

The Vermont Women’s Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation is a catalyst for change. We were founded as the first philanthropic resource dedicated to statewide support for local programs that help women and girls rise and thrive. In our 27 year legacy, we have distributed over $2 million to nonprofit programs that serve the economic advancement of Vermont’s women and girls.

Today, we play a major role in advancing gender equity in Vermont by supporting dozens of non-profit organizations as well as the statewide project, Change The Story, an initiative fast-tracking women's economic security. Learn more about our impact.


This event is made possible by the generous support of: