The Impact of Paid Family & Medical Leave Insurance on Vermont’s Businesses

Event Details:
When: December 13, 2023 12:00 pm – December 13, 2023 1:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Cost To Attend:
Nonmembers – Free and Open to the Public
VBSR Members – Free and Open to the Public

Registration is open

Event hosted by: Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility & Women Business Owner's Network Vermont

Join Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and Women Business Owners Network Vermont for this important discussion on The Impact of Paid Family & Medical Leave Insurance on Vermont’s Businesses.

At some point in their lives, everyone will need to take time away from work to care for themselves or a loved one. Our communities are stronger when Vermont families and businesses can count on paid family and medical leave in difficult times.

Business can be a force for good. We recognize that a more stable workforce and community are essential to a sustainable economic system. As business leaders, we have an important role in advocating for the cost-effective and long-term gains that our businesses and employees stand to achieve by passing strong paid leave legislation this session.

Last session, and after years of coalition building, the Vermont House passed H.66 with an overwhelming vote to pass a universal paid leave bill. Join us to learn from top policy leaders, legislative champions, and fellow business leaders about what the bill does and does not do, how it may impact your business, and how you can get involved.

You will have plenty many opportunities to ask questions! We look forward to this important discussion about the health and wellbeing of our neighbors, employees, and families.

Meet Your Facilitator

Kristin Warner, she/her

Public Policy Manager, VBSR

Kristin is a native Vermonter, raised and currently living in Montpelier. She brings an extensive background as a successful organizer, strategist, and advocate to the VBSR team. With nearly two decades committed to the labor movement, she is adept at bringing many disparate voices together in consensus around common issues and developing impactful leadership skills within membership bases.

Warner continues VSBR’s long tradition of legislative action at the State House. She is experienced at lobbying, having worked to champion reforms in early education and advance sound public policy in both public and private sector healthcare and child care here in Vermont and Nevada. Committed to creating a sustainable future, Warner is energized by Vermont’s unique opportunity to accomplish impactful progressive change that can help Vermonters while raising expectations nationally.


Policy questions? Please reach out to VBSR Public Policy Manager, Kristin Warner, at 

Registration questions? Please reach out to  VBSR Education & Events Manager, Molly Rand, at