The Vermont Women's Fund
Annual Benefit Celebration

Featuring guest speaker Komal Minhas, producer of the film Dream, Girl

Plus Vermont Public Radio’s Jane Lindholm and Change The Story director Tiffany Bluemle

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Davis Center at the University of Vermont, Burlington
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Cocktail reception begins at 5:30 with great friends, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar.

Tickets $50/person, $10/students

All proceeds from the event go to support the work of the Vermont Women's Fund


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Meet Our Speakers and Panelists:

Komal Minhas is an Indo-Canadian film producer, writer, and investor who started her first company, KoMedia, when she was 23. She has been deeply invested in improving the lives of women and girls globally, and aims to champion this work through her continued investments and work in film and storytelling. Komal dives head first into projects that are audacious in nature, and that has been the case with coming on board as the producer of Dream, Girl. Komal is interested in taking this dream global and enabling more women to take control of their financial and spiritual well-being.
Allison Hooper is a pioneer of artisan cheesemaking, entrepreneur and co-founder of Vermont Creamery. She was named one of the “most innovative women in food and drink” by Food & Wine and Forbes magazines in 2015. For more than 30 years, Allison has been at the helm of the artisan cheese industry. A former president of the American Cheese Society (ACS) and the founding president of the Vermont Cheese Council, Allison has been a voice for U.S. cheesemakers and a mentor to fellow entrepreneurs in the specialty food industry.

In 2008, Corinne Prevot picked up some fun fabric and made the first Skida hats for her Burke Mountain Academy teammates and friends. The demand for her colorful hats snowballed beyond the ski racing community as new prints and styles joined the line. While attending Middlebury College as a full-time student and athlete, Corinne launched Skida Plus One, a donation program that provides hats to patients undergoing chemotherapy. In addition to being a woman-owned company, Skida’s Burlington office is staffed predominately by women.
  Mary Evslin is a serial entrepreneur who has run the office and the marketing activities of startups that have gone both broke and public for over 37 years. She her husband have started 4 companies of their own and worked in several large companies during their careers. Recently retired for the last time, Mary is now an angel investor and is actively involved with several Vermont non-profits.

The Vermont Women’s Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation supports women and girls in Vermont through collective philanthropic giving. The Fund focuses its grantmaking on Vermont’s young women and girls, ages 12-25, with a strategic emphasis on programs that offer financial literacy and job and life-skill training.

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