Meet This Year’s Officers! Each January, the Florida Commission on the Status of Women commissioners elect six officers to the Executive Committee. This year, Attorney General Ashley Moody inducted our officers. Watch the video above to meet them, and read a bit about each one below! Chair – Karin Hoffman Commissioner Karin Hoffman was appointed…Details
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The Florida Commission on the Status of Women’s goal is to provide communication, promotion and collaboration among the hundreds of organizations working in all 67 counties that are focused on the welfare of the women of Florida. We are all interested in improving the well-being of Florida women and girls – and by extension, all Floridians. In doing so, we strive to be a resource for lawmakers, businesses, and residents so they have a better understanding of these important issues.
Each year, the Commission engages in numerous activities with the focus of raising awareness and celebrating the contributions and successes of all Floridians, along with providing a collaborate platform for those seeking information on issues that affect women, girls and their families in our state.
Florida Commission on the Status of Women Announces Inductees for 2020 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame The Florida Women’s Hall of Fame was created by Florida Statute in 1982 to honor women who, through their lives and efforts, made significant contributions to the improvement of life for women and all Florida citizens. They are pioneers…Details
FCSW Florida Suffrage Tea Time: Women and the Judiciary https://www.youtuhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dItXLHuOtvwbe.com/watch?v=XHOmBV4js_E Women and the Judiciary with Florida Supreme Court Justice Jamie R. Grosshans, Florida State Representative and member of the Florida Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission Fentrice Driskell, Florida Bar President Dori Foster-Morales, and FCSW Commissioner Melanie Bonanno The Florida Commission on the Status of Women is…Details
FCSW Announces First Annual Florida Women’s History Video Contest for High School Students The Inaugural Florida Women’s History Video Contest asked high-school students to help get out the vote for the 2020 Florida elections by creating a public service announcement encouraging eligible voters to register and turn out at the polls. Two Florida Students, Grace…Details
The Florida Commission on the Status of Women is seeking entries for the 2021 Women’s History Essay Contest for students in grades 6–8. The Commission invites students to participate in order to gain a more relevant appreciation of women’s roles in history. “Celebrating women’s history presents the opportunity to honor and recount stories of our…Details
FCSW Florida Suffrage Tea Time: The Impact of Women’s Voting Past and Present The Impact of Women’s Voting Past and Present with University of South Florida Professor Emerita and Author Dr. Susan MacManus and Commissioner Lori Day The Florida Commission on the Status of Women is excited to continue our Florida Suffrage Tea Time, a…Details
FCSW Florida Suffrage Tea Time: Rightfully Hers Rightfully Hers in conjunction with the Florida Historic Capitol Museum with Tiffany Baker, Museum Director, Rachel Porter, Director of Research & Programing, and Commissioner Cara Perry The Florida Commission on the Status of Women is excited to continue our Florida Suffrage Tea Time, a virtual series of monthly…Details
2020 Women’s Hall of Fame Finalists! August 13, 2020 — The ten finalists for the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame, chosen by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women, have been announced and sent to Governor Ron DeSantis who will soon select the 2020 inductees into the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. As is…Details