Commission Releases 2018 Annual Report

Tallahassee, FL (January 1, 2019) — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women, is pleased to present its 2018 Annual Report, The report focuses on the economic security of Florida’s women and families. Women currently comprise approximately 51% of the State’s total population, according to the US Census Bureau, and therefore play a vital role…

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Women’s History Essay Contest Deadline Extended

Commission Announces 2019 Women’s History Essay Contest Click here for official entry information. Tallahassee, FL (November 30, 2018) —  Good news! In order to accommodate the challenging schedule posed on the Florida Panhandle due to Hurricane Michael, the Florida Commission on the Status of Women has extended the deadline for the 2019 Women’s History Essay Contest to December…

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Florida Commission on the Status of Women Welcomes Sophia Eccleston

Tallahassee, FL (November 4, 2018) — Commissioner and Army Veteran Sophia Eccleston has been appointed to the Commission by Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis.  joined Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) seven years ago and is a member of the External Affairs group. As an External Affairs (EA) manager in Palm Beach County, Sophia is responsible for advocating…

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Florida Commission on the Status of Women Welcomes Carol Shubert Kuntz

Tallahassee, FL (August 30, 2018) — Carol Kuntz was appointed to The Florida Commission on the Status of Women by Gov. Rick Scott. Carol was born in Calcutta, India and spent her childhood living in India, Panama, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Mexico, Thailand and Australia. During those years living in other countries Carol’s passion for serving those…

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Commission Announces 2018 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame Inductees

Tallahassee, FL (June 13, 2018) — Governor Rick Scott announced the selection of Adela Gonzmart, formerly of Ybor City, Janet Petro, of Indian Harbour Beach, and Lee Bird Leavengood, of Tampa to the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. Governor Scott chose these three individuals from a group of ten nominees selected by the Florida Commission…

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Commission Seeks Nominations for 2018 Achievement Award

Tallahassee, FL – Nominations for the 2018 Spirit of Community Awards (formerly the FCSW Achievement Awards) are now being accepted through August 17, 2018, by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. The newly named Spirit of Community Award recognizes meritorious women and men who have improved the lives of women of Florida and…

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Commission Announces Finalists for the 2018 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame

Tallahassee, FL (March 30, 2018) — 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 Rick Scott who will soon select the 2018 inductees into the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame.  As is customary, the Governor will…

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