A Vermont group looking to improve the economic lives of young women has released new recommendations.
The 29-member task force was formed this spring in response to a report that found many women face multiple barriers, including a lack of role models, a lack of personal financial skills, limited exposure to career options and bullying.
In addition to the formal recommendations, members say people can make change with just a few simple steps.
"Ask you daughter to help you when you change the oil in your car or update a program on a computer. Invite that young talented whippersnapper to professional or social gatherings that will help broaden her network," said Tiffany Bluemle of Vermont Works for Women. "Say yes to conducting mock interviews or informational interviews no matter how busy you are -- it makes a difference."
Some of the key recommendations released Tuesday-- make financial literacy mandatory in school and push employers to recruit more young women for internships in jobs where they are under-represented.