09.15.22

Leahy Invites Vermonters To Register For 25th Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference By Thursday, Sept. 22

(THURSDAY, September 15, 2022) – Just one week remains to register for the 25th Annual Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference on Oct. 1 at Vermont Technical College in Randolph.

Registration for the free conference, hosted by Senator Patrick Leahy and Marcelle Leahy, closes on Sept. 22.

Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen will deliver the keynote address, sharing her experience, expertise and perspective on what the future holds for women in the economy.

Conference participants can also attend free workshops where they can learn from experts about ways to advance their careers, improve their skills, or grow your business. Other workshops will address such topics as financial planning, successful freelancing, and non-traditional careers for women.

Past attendees have remarked on the benefits they’ve received from attending the conference:

“A recent workshop on communication styles has improved the way I work with the team members at my current place of employment!” – Amber from Arlington

“These conferences have given me some of the skills I needed to start my own catering company.” – Val from St. Johnsbury

“WEOC experiences helped give me the confidence to shift the trajectory of my career”. – Andrea from Starsboro

“I attended Lisa Danforth's Workshop about "saying no" and another workshop about credit and rebuilding credit a few years ago. Both of these experiences have influenced my life. By learning to say no I have been able to reduce my stress levels. The credit workshop taught me how to bring my credit from zero to in the 600s in two years. I followed the advice and I was able to purchase a house in July of this year!” – Jacqueline from Barre

“Marcelle and I started this conference hoping to help Vermonters improve their careers and we’re thrilled to have heard it has made a difference for many women. We hope you’ll join us for the 25th,” Senator Leahy said.

Visit the links below for additional information.

Learn about the workshops: https://sen.gov/YZKX
See the full agenda: https://sen.gov/XYJL
Register: https://sen.gov/VWN3

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