Headline flyer from HerStory 2017 Event
Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) General Manager Jan Perry moderated a panel discussion of women’s business owners that was the centerpiece of “HerStory: She Persisted.” The yearly event is held by the Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC) in celebration of National Women’s History Month.

More than 200 people attended the event, which included a reception and exhibits from women-owned businesses. Moderated by Ms. Perry, the panel included four entrepreneurs: Michelle Allaire, owner of Michelle's Country Diner and and S&W Restaurant; Cassie Betts, CEO and Founder of District2.co; Ivory Rose Chambeshi, Founder & Chief Champion of Urban Rising Group; and Carmen Hall, Founder of Golden Rule Resources LLC.

The event provided a platform for the panel to share the challenges they face as women-business owners and discuss the contributions of women-owned businesses to the greater U.S. economy.

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This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES Newsletter from the week of 4/03/2017. Read this issue and more.