In the Media

December 2018

Aired on December 4, 2018 via Local 22 & Local 44. VTW Co-Founders Mieko Ozeki and Bethany Andrews-Nichols were featured on Lauren Maloney’s Women Lead. This segment is sponsored by Change the Story Vermont.


March 2019

Radio interview aired live on March 27, 2019 and as a podcast on April 5, 2019 via The Upside VT with Gin Ferarra.

Show notes: Embrace the joy, the effort, and the hustle of working for yourself -- with songs about our working lives and going after our goals. I'm talking with Mieko Ozeki and Bethany Andrews Nichols, the co-founders of VT Womenpreneurs, a project created to convene, connect, collaborate, and celebrate with local womenpreneurs. They produce digital content and experiences to support and promote a thriving community of women-owned businesses. (Source)


April 2019

VTW Co-Founder, Mieko Ozeki, and her daughter, Naomi.  Photo credit:  Let’s Grow Kids

VTW Co-Founder, Mieko Ozeki, and her daughter, Naomi. Photo credit: Let’s Grow Kids

Blogpost/interview on Let’s Grow Kids website on April 18, 2019.

We don’t Really Have a village, To be honest

In her role as the founder of VT Womenpreneurs, Mieko sees another perspective on the child care crisis here in Vermont. In addition to the pressure it puts on families and budgets, considerations about child care can adversely affect the entrepreneurial spirit that Vermont values so highly. Mieko says that child care challenges can make it very hard to take professional risks: “[U]nless you’ve done some really great calculations…, you’re limited by how much you can dream.” READ MORE