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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.

FCSW Commissioner Eccleston hosts Secretary Lee, Florida Suffrage Tea Time

FCSW Commissioner Eccleston hosts Secretary Lee, Florida Suffrage Tea Time Commissioner Sophia Eccleston hosts Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee for Florida Suffrage Tea Time, a monthly livestreaming series of fun and informative interviews, presentations, and discussions commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. In this episode, Secretary Lee chronicles the…

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Black women leaders join FCSW in discussion on racism, impact, and change

A Woman’s Heart Local and National Black Women Leaders Discuss Racism, Impact, and Change FCSW is honored to host local and national Black women leaders for a discussion on racism, the impact of racism on black and brown communities, and effecting change as individuals, in communities, and throughout the nation. Join us on Tuesday, June…

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Florida Commission on the Status of Women Announces 2020 Officers

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…

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Florida Women’s Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations for 2020

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…

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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…

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