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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 2021 LEAD Summit Virtual Experience

FCSW 2021 LEAD Summit Virtual Experience On March 23-25, the Florida Commission on the Status of Women held its 8th annual LEAD Summit. The annual summit brings together women from across Florida to learn how to engage with the Florida Legislature and navigate the legislative process. Attendees have opportunities to hear presenters, discuss topics important…

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FCSW Florida Suffrage Tea Time: Women and the Judiciary

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…

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FCSW Announces Women’s History Video Contest Winners

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…

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FCSW Announces 2021 Women’s History Essay Contest

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…

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