Partnering with the experts to help us drive change.
Who is Vermont Works for Women?
Vermont Works for Women takes a programmatic approach to realizing a future where women and girls make confident, deliberate choices, helping them pursue and excel in work that leads to economic independence. Their programs focus on employment success, investing in the next generation of girls, and advocating for large-scale culture change to benefit everyone.
VWW is one of three statewide organizations—along with the Vermont Commission on Women and the Vermont Women’s Fund —that together comprise Change The Story, an initiative to align programs (VWW), policy (VCW), and philanthropy (VWF) with the goal of improving women’s economic status in Vermont.
Change The Story has been an active player in SunCommon’s mission to create an equitable and diverse workplace. They have provided trainings to our executive team, and in February, several members of SunCommon staff and leadership joined 450 other Vermonters at Change The Story’s “Breakfast of Champions” event, a hosted conversation about how men can develop and model healthy, respectful masculinity – all in the service of gender equity.
The Solar Connection
At SunCommon, we tear down the barriers to renewable energy and a brighter future. Vermont Works for Women tears down the barriers to women’s economic independence. By combining forces, we’re getting more done together.
As we continue to solarize Vermont and beyond, we’ll need more people to do the work, which is why we love seeing local programs encouraging trade careers. We need to provide opportunity to young people in our state who will become the next generation of renewable energy advocates and installers. And we need women to be equal partners in our workforce.
The brighter future we’re all working toward depends on it.
SunCommon’s Amber Paves The Way For Women In Solar
Rosie’s Girls® Goes Solar
Amber Lessard, SunCommon’s Commercial Construction Lead and co-facilitator of our staff diversity and inclusion team, has been working with VWW and VEEP (Vermont Energy Education Program) to develop a solar curriculum for one of their youth programs.
Rosie’s Girls® is a series of day camps that help girls and gender non-conforming youth explore STEM- and trades-related activities. It’s a safe, supportive environment where kids can get their hands dirty, take positive risks, and try something new!
Rosie’s Girls® Solar will teach middle school students about renewable energy and the electric grid through hands-on activities. It’s set to debut during the 2019-2020 school year as an after-school program.
How do I go solar?
The process for going solar is simple. It starts with filling out our get started form. You can do so by clicking the get started button. If you want to know more details about the process and the steps involved between signing up and turning on the power, click the button below to find out more.