Commission Presents FCSW Florida Achievement Awards

Commission Honors Outstanding Women for Volunteer Work in their Communities with FCSW Florida Achievement Award Tallahassee, FL (September 22, 2016) — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women honored the following outstanding women with a FCSW Florida Achievement Award  for their work in improving the lives of women and families in their communities: Meg…

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Commission Announces Essay Contest

Commission Announces Women’s History Essay Contest Click here for official entry information. Tallahassee, FL (September 14, 2016) — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women is seeking entries for the 2017 Women’s History Essay Contest from students in grades 6–9. The Commission invites students to participate in order to gain a more relevant appreciation…

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Commission Seeks Nominations for 2016 Achievement Award

  The Florida Commission on the Status of Women is pleased to accepting nominations for the Florida Commission on the Status of Women’s (FCSW) Florida Achievement Award. The Commission will recognize meritorious women who have improved the lives of women of Florida and/or who have served as positive role models for women and girls in…

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Florida Women’s Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations for 2017

  Nominations for the 2017 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame are now being accepted through July 15, 2016 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…

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Commission Announces Research Initiative

  Tallahassee, FL (February 2, 2016) —  The Florida Commission on the Status of Women (FCSW) announced today that it is joining with the Florida State University Center for Demography & Population Health Applied Demographics Studio to target priority issues facing Florida women and families through 2021. The Commission has travel throughout the state over…

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Commission Announces Women’s History Essay Contest Winners

Tallahassee, FL (December 30, 2015) — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women announced the winners of their first Women’s History Essay Contest 2015 in two categories: 6-7 grades and 8-9 grades. In the 6-7 grade category, first place was awarded to Michael Gold of Pembroke Pines, second place was awarded to Grace Stanley of…

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Commission Announces 2016 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame Inductees

  Tallahassee, FL (November 20, 2015) — November 2016 – Florida Governor Rick Scott has selected three outstanding Florida women for induction into the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame – Carol Jenkins Barnett, Helen Aguirre Ferré, and Elmira Louise Leto. Governor Scott chose the three women from a list of 10 distinguished nominees selected by the…

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Commission Announces Women’s History Essay Contest

Click here for official entry information. Tallahassee, FL (October 9, 2015) — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women is seeking entries for the 2015 Women’s History Essay Contest from students in grades 6–9. The Commission invites students to participate in order to gain a more relevant appreciation of women’s roles in history, and…

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Commission Announces Finalists for the 2016 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame

Tallahassee, FL (October 7, 2015) — Governor Rick Scott will soon select the 2016 inductees into the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame from the list of ten finalists chosen by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. The Governor will select up to three women for induction into the Hall of Fame, which recognizes and…

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Commission Releases 2015 Summary of Laws

Tallahassee, FL (September 1, 2015). The Public Policy Committee of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women has released the 2015 Summary of Florida Laws Affecting Women and Families, an annual publication designed to encourage women from across the state to become educated about the legislative process and new laws that affect Florida’s families. The…

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