2019 Voices of Florida Women:
Continuing the Conversation

Throughout 2019, the Florida Commission on the Status of Women held community conversations throughout the state to identify key issues facing women and understand the critical needs that women and communities perceive as important. The 2019 Voices of Florida Women Listening Tour, was a coordinated partnership with city and county Commissions for Women and other women’s organizations from the panhandle to Miami. An online survey also allowed more than 1,100 women to “talk to us.” 

During this dynamic session, an expert panel will examine and discuss the preliminary“top five issues” identified by women across the state as being critical in their communities. Attendees will then collaborate and develop a list of actions that each of the participants might undertake to address that issue in her or his community or organization. Join us in this discussion on how we can be inspired to work with like-minded organizations to create a better state for the women and families of Florida.

Nicole Travis

City of Lakeland

Paula Liang

Jacksonville Women's Leadership Coalition

Gail Ryder

BayCare Behavioral Health

Andrea Messina

Florida School Boards Association