Great networking opportunity!
Thursday, February 25th, 2021
Let’s Chat about the Future of Vermont
The Greater Burlington Women’s Forum is excited to present a virtual lunchtime event that will give you an opportunity to voice your vision for this great state we call home!
This topic is complex, but we’re going to break it down brainstorming session-style. The prompts will be:
What could be improved?
What do we need to do to create a Vermont that works for all people?
Our speakers Jenna Koloski and Alyssa Johnson from the Vermont Council on Rural Development will introduce the Vermont Proposition: an effort to set non-partisan priorities for statewide action. The first draft of the Proposition is based on input from thousands of Vermonters, and shares a set of ideas to drive common action and advance a successful future for our communities, environment and the full diversity of Vermonters.
Then, we want to hear from you! We will move to small-group breakout rooms to discuss challenges in Vermont, areas and projects you would like to see prioritized, and how we can unite to build a better future. After our abundance of ideas are shared we will close with a mindful moment to move forward in our day feeling inspired and centered.
Jenna Koloski, assisted by Alyssa Johnson
Jenna has been the Community and Policy Manager of the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) since January 2015, supporting and coordinating statewide policy facilitation as well as leading community level prioritization and action processes. Jenna also serves as President of the Vermont Community Development Association. Prior to her work at VCRD, Jenna was the Child Nutrition Manager at Hunger Free Vermont, coordinating community-driven solutions to hunger in Vermont towns and facilitating the Addison County Hunger Council, a cross-sectoral group of County leaders committed to addressing hunger in the region. Jenna studied at McGill University before moving to Vermont to pursue her Master's Degree at Vermont Law School where she studied environmental and agricultural law and policy. Jenna lives in Huntington with her husband, daughter, and black lab where she serves on the Conservation Commission and enjoys trail running, skiing, mountain biking, and exploring the Green Mountains with her family.
Date: February 25th, 2021
Place: Online via Zoom (details when you register) [For a basic Zoom guide, click here]
5 mins - Introductions
10 mins - Speakers share their story/topic
10 mins - Breakout room discussions
30 mins - Facilitated group conversation
5 - Mindful moment/Wrap up
We hope you can join us!
The Greater Burlington Women's Forum Leadership Team
Aditi Datta, Andria Denome, Gina Pandolfo and Lola Houston
A note from Greater Burlington Women’s Forum Leadership Team
We understand this is an extremely challenging time for all of us. We want to make sure that we are providing a safe, welcoming and inspiring space for you all. If there is a topic you’d like us to cover, let us know! Click here to send us your topic suggestion!
BY DONATION. For our events to be accessible and affordable for all women, we rely on your contributions! If you can manage it, we ask for a $1, $5 or $10 donation when you register. If you would like to make your contribution online, please see our website (https://www.btvwomen.org) and click the DONATE button.
Special thanks to the legal firm of PRIMMER PIPER EGGLESTON & CRAMER PC, our Founding Business Supporter; DUNKIEL SAUNDERS, Community Supporter; MERCY CONNECTIONS, our Fiscal Agent, providing fiscal oversight and tax-exempt status; and to MAYOR MIRO WEINBERGER, our Event Host Sponsor for live events.
What's a Women's Forum Lunch Like?
Bring a lunch, listen, learn, share, and network with women in our community.
The program starts at promptly at noon, in Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall.
Most lunches involve a 20-30 minute panel presentation on a topic of interest followed by time for discussion with the women seated at your table. The program closes at 1:15pm with time for participants' announcements (job openings, services available, upcoming events...). The space is available until 1:30pm for informal networking.
Please register to save your seat (no need to print out a ticket, though!).
BY DONATION. For our events to be accessible and affordable for all women, we rely on your contributions! We ask for a $5 - $15 sliding scale donation at the door-- credit card, cash or check (payable to Greater Burlington Women's Forum). To make your contribution online, please click DONATE.
Special thanks to the legal firm of PRIMMER PIPER EGGLESTON & CRAMER PC, our Founding Business Supporter; DUNKIEL SAUNDERS, Community Supporter; MERCY CONNECTIONS, our Fiscal Agent, providing fiscal oversight and tax-exempt status; and to MAYOR MIRO WEINBERGER, our Event Host Sponsor.