Three UVM Employees Honored by Vermont Works for Women
- By Jeffrey R. Wakefield
Three UVM employees are among 28 Vermont women selected by Vermont Works for Women from a field of 150 to be included in the organization’s 25th anniversary "Labor of Love" exhibit.
The UVM employees being honored are Deborah Lisi-Baker, administrative services manager at the Center for Disability and Community Inclusion; Candace Taylor, student services professional at the UVM Women's Center; and Marie Tiemann, endowment accountant in Financial Reporting and Account Services.
The "Labor of Love" exhibit is designed in recognition of working women as part of Vermont Works for Women’s upcoming 25th anniversary.
VWW executive director Tiffany Bluemle said, “One way in which we’ll mark our anniversary is by celebrating individual women who are passionate about their work and are changing lives, whether as a dairy farmer, law enforcement professional or educator. At its best, work connects us to our communities and to colleagues who open our eyes and affirm our efforts. It gives us a sense of purpose. It engages our passion, our intelligence, and our talent.”
As part of developing the fall exhibit, honorees will gather on Saturday, May 5 at Spaulding High School in Barre, where they will be interviewed by a team of high school girls. Their interviews will focus on understanding what work means to each honoree, as well as discerning its particular challenges or opportunities.
The exhibit will feature photos and excerpts of the recorded interviews and will make its first appearance at a special event in Burlington next fall. Plans are to take the exhibit “on the road” after that and share it in a variety of locations around the state in the coming year.
"Labor of Love" is being created in collaboration with the Vermont Folklife Center and made possible by support from the Vermont Women’s Fund and FairPoint Communications.