Emily Bush hired to lead Vermont Women’s Fund

Emily Bush

Emily Bush, former senior stakeholder adviser at the pro-democracy nonprofit Civic Influencers, has been named executive director of the Vermont Women's Fund, a statewide philanthropic resource for women and girls. She succeeds Meg Smith, who led the fund for the last decade.

Bush brings 16 years of experience working in development with a focus on creating opportunities for women and girls. She has expertise in leadership and fundraising and has worked for nonprofit organizations including the Clinton Foundation, Girls Who Code and Moms First.

"I'm extremely happy to welcome Emily as the new director of the Women's Fund,” Smith said. “Her experience and her excitement to champion change are just what the Women's Fund is ready for at this moment in time."

The Women’s Fund is governed by a statewide council, which welcomed five new members this year. They are Laurie Wood of Morristown, founder of Evolution Financial Coaching; Eva Zaret of Plainfield, coordinator of the Central Vermont Prevention Coalition; Kelly Scannell of South Burlington, a strategic adviser and executive coach; Katarina Lisaius of Bolton, recreation director for the town of Waterbury; and Corinne Taney of Williston, client solutions manager at the staffing agency ETS.