Join Green Mountain Roller Derby for our second bout of the season! Last month we joined the Burlington High School girls’ soccer team in supporting the #EqualPay movement and Vermont Change the Story. At our March 21st bout, and for the rest of our season, we will continue our mission of empowering women and non-binary individuals in athletics and the work place by partnering with Vermont Works for Women.
Green Mountain Roller Derby seeks to empower women personally and athletically, striving toward goals of strength, respect, and sportswoman-ship on and off the track. We view these values as essential both to a skater and a community member, however they do not all fall inside the gender norms we are pressured to exist within. In this way, it only makes sense that GMRD would partner with Vermont Works for Women.
Vermont Works for Women’s mission is to “[help] women and girls recognize their potential and explore, pursue, and excel in work that leads to economic independence.” The organization’s emphasis on non-traditional careers helps women and girls acquire the skills and confidence needed to earn jobs in male dominated industries such as skilled trades and STEM careers.
As our non-profit for the season, Vermont Works for Women will receive the all the proceeds from our 50/50 raffle. Join us for the action and in support of Vermont women and girls in athletics and the work place!
To learn more about Vermont Works for Women’s powerful work, visit their website, https://www.vtworksforwomen.org/.