As the calendar turned to 2020, women across the nation anticipated celebrating the Women’s Suffrage Centennial and the great advances women have made over the last 100 years. However, the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic quickly and quietly turned back many women’s advancements, especially in the workplace. The economic and social impacts have been felt…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.
Voices of Florida Women Florida is the country’s third largest state by population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The state has grown from approximately 13 million residents in 1990, to nearly 22 million in 2019, with continued growth expected. Women and girls make up 51.2% of Florida’s total population – approximately 10.9 million individuals…Details
FLORIDA COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF WOMEN’S HISTORY ESSAY CONTEST Tallahassee, FL (February 6, 2020) — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women (FCSW) honored the winners of its 6th annual Women’s History Essay Contest today during a celebration luncheon on the 22nd floor of the Florida Capitol as part of…Details
Tallahassee, FL (February 5, 2020) — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women (FCSW) announced today the election of its 2020 Officers. “We welcome these new officers, who make up our 2020 executive committee. Each brings valuable perspectives from the areas of education, business, and public service, as well as a commitment to our mission of improving…Details
Nominations for the 2020 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame are now being accepted through March 30, 2020, by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. Since its inception in 1982, the Hall of Fame has recognized and honored Florida women who, through their lives and works, have made significant contributions to the improvement of…Details
Tallahassee, FL (November 2019) — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women will honor the following outstanding women with the 2019 Spirit of Community Award for their work in improving the lives of women and families in their communities: Sharon Berrian of Tallahassee Chase Hartman of Tampa Lauren DePaola of Gainesville Tina Kadolph of Sanford Sharon…Details
Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Four FCSW Commissioners to the Florida Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission
Tallahassee, FL (September 24, 2019) — Governor Ron DeSantis has announced the appointment of Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Núñez as chair of the Florida Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission and the appointments of Representative Ana Maria Rodriguez, Representative Kim Daniels, Judith Bense, Nancy Acevedo, Jennifer Houghton Canady, Sophia Eccleston, Rachel Saunders Plakon, Helen Aguirre Ferre, Senator Lauren…Details
Tallahassee, FL (September 9, 2019) — Governor Ron DeSantis has announced the selection of Doris Mae Barnes, Dr. Judith Ann Bense, and Mildred Wilborn Gildersleeve to the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. Each year, the Governor selects three nominees from recommendations presented by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. They were considered for their work…Details
Tallahassee, FL (September 6, 2019) — Wanting to be responsive to the specific concerns and needs of women in Florida, the Florida Commission on the Status of Women asks women to share about the challenges they encounter in their everyday lives through the 2019 Voices of Florida Women Online Survey. Available through November 30, 2019, they survey coincides with the 2019…Details
Tallahassee, FL (September 6, 2019) — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women is conducting a series of public forums around the state inviting women in Florida’s diverse regions and communities to talk to us about the challenges they encounter in their everyday lives. The 2019 Voices of Florida Women Listening Tour is a coordinated partnership with local…Details