2006 AAUW-Vermont Convention
Friday and Saturday May 5 - 6, 2006

AAUW-Vermont Convention, Saturday May 6, 2006
Hosted by the Bennington Branch and Southern Vermont College
at the Everett Mansion on the Southern Vermont College Campus

9:00 – 9:30  Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 – 10:15  Welcome by Dr. Barbara Sirvis, President of
Southern Vermont College, and Judy Murphy, Bennington
Branch President. Business meeting, elections, gavel
passed from Dot Rand to Andrea Weisberg.

10:15 – 11:30  Choice of Interactive Workshops

Workshop 1  Strategies for Success
Led by Janice LaRouche, pioneer assertiveness trainer
and advisor to some of the most influential women in
corporate America. She will explore external and internal
barriers women face and strategies to overcome them.
The workshop will include role playing and group interaction.

Workshop 2  Economic Justice
Led by Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, Director of the Vermont Liveable Wage Campaign and a recent graduate in American Government from Smith. She will discuss how the wage gap affects women of all ages and include an eye-opening exercise on budgeting.

11:30 – 11:45 Break

11:45 – 12:30  Keynote Speaker
Cynthia Browning holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan and has taught at Bates College, Smith College and Williams College. She serves on the Arlington Select Board, the Arlington Planning Commission, and the Battenkill Watershed Alliance. Dr. Browning will address the topic of Women’s Economic Security from the perspective of an economist and from the viewpoint of Vermont women and families.

12:30 – 1:30 Catered lunch and opportunity to socialize with other convention participants.

1:30 – 2:00 Chyi-lye (Kathleen) Liang, recipient of a Fellowship from the AAUW Educational Foundation, will speak about her study of female farmers in Vermont. Dr. Liang has focused her work at the University of Vermont on agriculture and entrepreneurship.

2:00 – 3:00  A panel of College educators and administrators will address the theme of the conference and discuss the innovative programs at their institutions to place women on the road to economic security. Panelists will be Dr. Barbara Sirvis, President of Southern Vermont College, Dr. Monica N. Joslin, Dean of Academic Affairs at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Ms. Joyce Judy, Provost at the Community College of Vermont.

3 – 3:30  Presentation of Vermont AAUW’s first Branch Recognition Awards.


Directions to Southern Vermont College
From the intersection of routes 7 & 9 in Bennington, go one block south to Elm Street and turn right. Take Elm Street to the three-way stop and turn left onto Monument Avenue. Take the second right onto Redgewood Drive and take an immediate left at the fork in the road. Continue up the hill as far as you can go to the Everett Mansion. Park in the parking lot close to the Mansion.


Fun on Friday Program for Vermont AAUW Members and Guests

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