Electra Havemeyer Webb opens Shelburne Museum officially to the public. Andrea Mead Lawrence, captain of US Women’s Olympic Ski Team.
Consuelo Northrop Bailey first woman elected Speaker of Vermont House. Vermont has most female lawmakers in any state legislature: 52.
Consuelo Northrup Bailey elected Lt. Governor. First woman in the nation to be elected to this office.
Gov. Philip Hoff, by executive order, establishes the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women.
Vermont Legislature expands legislation prohibiting discrimination in hiring based on gender.
Vermont Supreme Court legalizes abortion by vacating an earlier law.
Vermont Legislature ratifies ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) to US Constitution.
Sister Elizabeth Candon appointed Secretary of Human Services.
OWLS replaced by Women's Legislative Caucus.
V. Louise McCarren chairs Public Service Board.
Madeleine Kunin elected first female governor of VT.
ERA defeated nationally in popular referendum. ERA amendment to the Vermont Constitution fails to be ratified in popular referendum.
Vermont Women's State Fair celebrating 10th anniversary of Women's Decade.
Denise Johnson first woman to serve on State Supreme Court. Lavinia Bright, first black woman elected to Vermont House.
Mary Adelia McLeod chosen first woman Episcopal Bishop of Vermont.
Vermont constitutional amendment establishes gender inclusive language.
Governor's Commission on the Status of Women re-established as Governor's Commission on Women. Major General Martha Rainville elected by legislature to serve as first female Adjutant General. Dec. 10, Jody Williams awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Deborah Markowitz first woman elected Secretary of State.
April Rushlow receives official title of Chief of the Abenaki.
Governor's Commission on Women (GCW) re-established by statute as Vermont Commission on Women.