Free women’s economic conference set for Sept. 16

Registration is open for Vermont’s 21st annual Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference, presented by Sen. Patrick Leahy.

This year’s conference will be held Sept. 16 at Vermont Technical College in Randolph and will feature keynote speaker Mary Alice McKenzie of the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington. Deadline for registration is Sept. 8. There is no charge for registration, lunch or pre-arranged child care.

The conference annually draws hundreds of women from around Vermont for a day of personal and professional growth.

Workshops cover starting new careers, forging professional contacts, discovering financial resources and mastering social media.

This year’s partnership with Change The Story VT will offer new workshops and presenters and feature an afternoon session of storytelling.

Visit to learn more about the conference and to register or call Sen. Leahy’s Montpelier office at (802) 229-0569.