University of Vermont

Honoring Vermont's Working Women

Deborah Lisi-Baker of CDCI is honored

photo of Deborah Lisi-Baker
Deborah Lisi-Baker

Deborah Lisi-Baker, Associate Director of the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion at UVM, is being honored by Vermont Works for Women (VWW) for her passion and commitment to disability rights. Ms. Lisi-Baker was chosen to part of their Labor of Love Exhibit, a celebration of working women's lives through photographs and recorded interviews.

Vermont Works for Women coordinates programs in Vermont that help women and girls recognize their potential and explore, pursue and excel in work that leads to economic independence. This year, in celebration of their 25th Anniversary, VWW is honoring women who are passionate about their work, who are an inspiration to others, and who exemplify excellence in their field. The exhibit will highlight women from a wide variety of fields across the state, recognizing the vital role women play in the organizations and communities where they work.

VWW Executive Directory Tiffany Bluemle says of those selected, "These honorees were chosen because their work and lives testify to the theme 'Labor of Love.' Learning about working women's tenacity, courage and creativity throughout the state has been a tremendous source of inspiration. Knowing and sharing these stories will offer role models for everyone."

The exhibit, featuring photos and recorded interviews of the honorees, will make its first appearance at a special event in Burlington in the fall. Plans are then to take the exhibit on the road to share around the state. Deborah Lisi-Baker is the the Associate Director of the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion at UVM. She teaches UVM's Culture of Disability course and coordinates the Certificate of Graduate Studies in the Interdisciplinary Study of Disabilities. 

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