April 5, 2021
Newsletter Vol 1 No 4

Celebrating Earth Day We’ve shared the announcement on our social media accounts, but in case you missed it – VTPoC is now officially a Vermont 501(c)(3) Non-Profit! And, we’re doing big things: in collaboration with Winooski Strong, the VT Racial Justice Alliance, New Alpha Missionary Baptist Church and the Black Perspective, we have been hosting […]

Blog: Spotlight on Natanya Vanderlaan & Jake McBride

  Name: Natanya Vanderlaan Current Town: Burlington, VT – Land of the Abenaki Years in VT: 5 Industry: Non-Profit/Wellness Business name: WholeHeart Inc. Business Website: ,   Tell us a bit about your background before arriving in VT and what brought you to the state. I came to VT ready for a slower […]

March 9, 2021
Newsletter Vol 1 No 3

Launch Date: March 8, 2021 Women’s History Month This month, we are celebrating BIPOC women in our community. BIPOC women are key change-makers across Vermont, whether as small-business owners, executive directors, community leaders and more. For the month of March, we’re highlighting their wonderful work – check out the events, news and opportunities to get […]

March 7, 2021
Blog: Spotlight on Bor Yang

Name: Bor Yang Current Town: Pittsfield, VT & Montpelier, VT Years in VT: 5 years Industry: Government Business name: Human Rights Commission Business email: Business website: Tell us a bit about your background before arriving in VT and what brought you to the state. Before moving to Vermont, I was an instructor in […]

February 3, 2021
Newsletter Vol 1 No 2

Launch Date: Feb 2, 2021 Self Love and Black History The month of February recognizes Black history and love. So how do the two blend together? As BIPOC professionals whether conscious or unconscious, we are often consumed in our daily lives as advocates for racial equity and justice. The micro-aggressions and racism we face over […]

February 2, 2021
Blog: Spotlight on Maricela Ehmann

Name: Maricela Ehmann Current Town: Killington, VT Years in VT: 3.5 Industry: Weddings & Events Business name: Ehmann Events Business website: Tell us a bit about your background before arriving in VT. I am a first-generation California Mexicana – born and raised in the SF Bay Area. I graduated with honors from Woodside High […]

January 11, 2021
Newsletter Vol 1 No 1

New Year, New Gains!

The VT Professionals of Color is excited to share that the organization received grants from The Northfield Savings Bank Foundation and Vermont Community Foundation.

December 7, 2020
Newsletter Vol 0 No 2

This month, the VT PoC board has been hard at work building our website: At the site, you can get a better insight into our vision for the Network, learn more about the team behind the scenes, the programs we’re working on, and our newsletters.

December 4, 2020
Blog: Spotlight on Isora Lithgow

Born and raised in NYC, Isora Lithgow owns and operates Isora Lithgow Creations LLC. After spending a summer in VT with The Nature Conservancy’s LEAF Program and visiting UVM through her high school, she selected UVM and now feels, to some extent, that this is her second home base. Her foray into photography began in NYC, where she was part of the NYC Salt Photography Program that led to photography shows, scholarship, and even sales of her work.

We asked her about her experience as an BIPOC entrepreneur in Vermont.