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Pictured from left to right are Marcelle Leahy, wife of Senator Leahy, Lilly Ledbetter, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, Jeanne Hulit, SBA Regional Administrator, and Jacqueline Cooke, Women's Bureau Regional Administrator.
Pictured from left to right are Marcelle Leahy, wife of Senator Leahy, Lilly Ledbetter, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, Jeanne Hulit, SBA Regional Administrator, and Jacqueline Cooke, Women's Bureau Regional Administrator. Click on image for larger view.

Vermont's "Women's Economic Opportunity Conference"

The U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau was a key sponsor of Vermont's "Women's Economic Opportunity Conference" presented by U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy and featuring special keynote speaker, Lilly Ledbetter, on October 17, 2009 at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Vermont.  Approximately 300 women participated in the exciting Conference hearing a stirring speech about the the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the first bill signed into law by President Obama in January 2009, by Ms. Ledbetter.  The Saturday event also included exhibits and workshops on the economy, resume writing, public speaking, business development, and education.  The Women's Bureau staffed an exhibit table with information on non-traditional occupations for women, financial literacy, workplace flexibility, and the history of the Bureau.  Additional sponsors and exhibiters included the Vermont Commission on Women, the Vermont Department of Labor, Vermont Works for Women, the Vermont Small Business Development Center, and Vermont Technical College.