Florida Commission on the Status of Women is committed to providing resources and information material in support of the empowerment and success of women. FCSW Lunch and Learn sessions bring together commissioners, experts in their fields, advocates, and other community members to explore key issues concerning Florida women.

UPCOMING EVENTS

A Place to Call Home: Affordable Housing in Florida
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 @ 12:00 noon

Having met with women in their communities all over Florida in 2019, the Florida Commission on the Status of Women identified affordable housing as one of five key issues of daily concern to Florida women and families, no matter where they were located. We know today that the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated this issue. As we continue to navigate our way through and out of this crisis, the Commission will host a panel of experts from across the state to elaborate on the status of Affordable Housing in Florida. As we continue to navigate our way through and out of this crisis, the Commission will host:

    • Special guest speaker Florida State Senator and former FCSW Commissioner Kathleen Passidomo
    • Mandy Bartle of the South Florida Community Land Trust;
    • LaTasha Green-Cobb, Esq., Vice-Chair of the Florida Housing Finance Corporation; and
    • Teresa Maio, Planning and Housing Manager of the City of Lakeland

to elaborate on the status of Affordable Housing in Florida, the creative and innovative solutions Florida is working on to solve this problem, what options are available to the state’s residents, and what we can each do further progress and improvement.

This informative and enlivening program is meant to provide you the information you need to know about affordable housing in Florida.

As always, this event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. A replay of the event will be posted on this webpage and on our Facebook and Youtube with closed captioning available at that time. 

PAST EVENTS

A Woman’s Heart: A discussion on racism, impact, and change

The Florida Commission on the Status of Women was honored to hold our second Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. A Woman’s Heart was an open and heartfelt discussion about women’s perspectives and experiences with race and how women can better understand and support each other.

COVID19 Impact on Florida Women

On Thursday, June 11, 2020 the Commission hosted our inaugural virtual Lunch & Learn. We discussed the impacts of COVID-19 on women in Florida with a small panel of Commissioners serving as experts in various fields impacted by Covid-19.