09.26.18

Registration Deadline Nears (Oct. 5) For Leahy’s 22nd Annual Vermont Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference

(WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018) – Vermont’s 22nd Annual Women's Economic Opportunity Conference, presented by U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, at Vermont Technical College in Randolph.  The registration deadline is October 5.

Partnered again this year with Change The Story VT, this daylong conference aims to promote economic security and equality for all women in Vermont. Covering topics from #MeToo to money management, there will be nearly two dozen workshops that appeal to a range of interests and skill levels.

Corinne Prevot of Skida Headwear and Accessories will be this year’s keynote speaker.  The Vermont-grown business got its start while she was still a high school student and Nordic ski racer.  After a decade of growing her company, she was recently named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list, which recognizes “the best young makers and industrial innovators” in the country.  And she has used her success to help others, donating hats to cancer patients around the country through her “Skida + 1” program.

More information and registration details can be found on Leahy’s website at leahy.senate.gov. To help make this annual conference accessible to all Vermonters, the conference and lunch are free with pre-registration. For more information, call Leahy’s office at 802-229-0569.

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