Madeleine M. Kunin was the first woman governor of Vermont and the first woman in the U.S. to serve three terms as governor. She served as Deputy Secretary of Education and Ambassador to Switzerland in the Clinton administration. Kunin is the author of The New Feminist Agenda; Pearls, Politics and Power; and Living a Political Life. She is also a Marsh professor at the University of Vermont, a commentator on Vermont Public Radio, and founder and board member of the global Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), a nongovernmental organization focused on climate change and civil society. She lives in Burlington, Vermont with herhusband, John Hennessey.
Madeleine Kunin at the Franklin County Women's "We Can" Expo
71 South Main St., Saint Albans VT
October 18, 2014, 12:00 pm
Governor Kunin will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Franklin County Women's "We Can" Expo, to be held October 18th at Bellow Free Academy High School in St. Albans.
This event brings together successful and aspiring women from Franklin and Grande Isle counties to discuss opportunities, resources, and challenges.
Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family
Feminists opened up thousands of doors in the 1960s and 1970s, but decades later, are U.S. women where they thought they'd be? The answer, it turns out, is a resounding no, and Madeleine M. Kunin says it's time for a change. Looking back over five decades of advocacy, she analyzes where progress stalled, looks at the successes of other countries, and charts the course for the next feminist revolution -- one that mobilizes women, and men, to call for the kind of government and workplace policies that can improve the lives of women and strengthen their families.
Pearls, Politics, and Power is a call to action for new political engagement and leadership from the women of America. Informed by conversations with elected women leaders from all levels, former three-term Vermont Governor and Ambassador to Switzerland Madeleine M. Kunin asks: What difference do women make? What is the worst part of politics, and what is the best part? What inspired these women to run, and how did they prepare themselves for public life? How did they raise money, protect their family’s privacy, deal with criticism and attack ads, and work with the good old boys?