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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Commission Announces 2019 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame Inductees

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…

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Commission Launches Online Survey

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…

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2019 Voices of Florida Women

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…

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2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemoration Plans Underway

Tallahassee, FL (August 2, 2019) —  During the 2019 Legislative Session, Legislation was passed and signed by Governor Ron DeSantis to create the Florida Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemoration Committee, charged with ensuring a statewide observance of the centennial of women’s suffrage in 2020 (Statute 267.0618). While we await the announcement of the appointees to the Committee, the Florida…

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Commission Seeks Nominations for 2019 Spirit of Community Awards

Tallahassee, FL – Nominations for the 2019 Spirit of Community Awards are now being accepted through August 30, 2019, by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. The Spirit of Community Award recognizes meritorious women and men who have improved the lives of women of Florida and have served as positive role models for women and…

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