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


Nothing is more fundamental to our democracy than the right to vote. A system of fair and open elections in which all qualified citizens — regardless of gender, race, socioeconomic status, or any other category — may cast a vote and have it accurately counted is the backbone of our democracy.

Voting is an important way to make your voice heard and participate in the democratic process. But with changes and conflicting information, it's easy to feel intimidated by the voting process. How do you vote? What's on the ballot?

Enjoy this video presentation of the 2022 LEAD Lunch & Learn. Following the panel presentation, 14 recipients of the 2021 Spirit of Community Awards are honored for their dedicated work in their communities. 


A Place to Call Home: Affordable Housing in Florida

Affordable housing is one of the five key issues of concern to Florida women and families. We know today that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this issue. As we continue to navigate our way through and out of this crisis, the Commission hosted a panel of experts from across to examine affordable housing in Florida.

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 the Covid-19 pandemic.