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Senator Leahy's 22nd Annual Women's Economic Opportunity Conference

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Vermont Technical College

Judd Hall

124 Admin Drive

Randolph Center, VT 05061

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* * * REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018 CONFERENCE IS NOW CLOSED * * *


Senator Leahy has proudly hosted the Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference (WEOC) for more than 20 years. Each year this highly anticipated event brings together hundreds of Vermont women for a full day of workshops and presentations on how to navigate workplaces, grow businesses and succeed in a modern economy. Since 2017 WEOC has partnered with Change The Story VT, an initiative to make sure that policy, programs and philanthropy are working together to improve women’s economic status in Vermont. This natural alliance has allowed WEOC to offer more workshops and reach more women across the state.

This conference supports and encourages women wherever they are in their careers, with resources and workshops for women at all stages of professional and personal development. Whether networking to find a job, navigating a difficult workplace or launching a home business, WEOC has a workshop to help out.

For a full listing of workshop descriptions and presenter bios, please visit Senator Leahy's WEOC website page at: www.leahy.senate.gov/issues/weoc2018


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Morning Schedule

8:00-8:20 Registration/Exhibits/Coffee, Judd Hall

8:30-9:45 Welcome and Keynote, Judd Hall

*Patricia Moulton, President, Vermont Technical College

*U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy

*Keynote speaker Corinne Prevot

10:00-11(30): Workshops (you will select one), Vermont Technical College Classrooms

10:00-11:00

  • Start Here Before Jumping into the Social Media Mud Pit (Lisa Wood)
  • What the FICO? Taking Control of Your Credit (Becca Schrader)
  • Leveraging a Co-Generational Workplace for a Stronger Business (Liz Vogel)
  • The Art of Successful Communication (Hannah Rose)
  • Level Up: Take Charge of Your Career (Rachel Kauppila)
  • The Art (and Science) of Salary Negotiation (Lindsey Lathrop-Ryan)
  • Added by popular demand: Communicate Powerfully, Without Apology (Lisa Danforth)

10:00-11:30

  • The Gender Card: Change The Story One Conversation at a Time (Tiff Bluemle and Jessica Nordhaus)
  • Success in Tech for Non-Tech Backgrounds (Meghan Purvis and Ilka Pritchard)
  • Exploring Non-traditional Roles 1: Hard-Hatted Women (Panel Moderator: Lori Valburn)
  • Be Your Own Boss (Laurel Butler and Gwen Pokalo)
  • One Year After #MeToo: Progress, Pushback, What's on the Horizon? (Lisa Senecal and Julio Thompson)
  • First Impression is Critical: Get More with Linkedin, a Resume and Cover Letter (Kate Paine and Etienne Morris)

11(30)-12:45: Lunch


11:45-1:00: Networking and Desserts in Judd Hall


Afternoon Schedule

1:15-2:15: Workshops (you will select one), Vermont Technical College Classrooms

  • Keeping it Civil: Respect in the Workplace (Kerin Stackpole)
  • Support and Sustain Employees in Recovery (Hannah Rose)
  • Living and Saving on a Limited Budget (Becca Schrader)
  • Hustling on the Side: Create Your Sustainable Freelancing Lifestyle (Gwen Pokalo)
  • Protect Your Family's Money from Scammers and Fraudsters (Victoria Lloyd)
  • When Money Talks in a Female Voice (Rickey Gard Diamond)
  • Communicate Powerfully, Without Apology (Lisa Danforth)
  • Women's Car Care Clinic: What You Need to Know (Demeny Pollitt)
  • Be Unstoppable: Discover and Overcome What Holds You Back (Lisa Wood)
  • Added by popular demand: Level Up: Take Charge of Your Career (Rachel Kauppila)

2:30-3:00: Changing the Story for Women and Vermont, Judd Hall

3:00-3:15: Raffle, Evaluations, and Closing Remarks, Judd Hall

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Judd Hall

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Randolph Center, VT 05061

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