Commission Recognizes Women’s Equality Day

Tallahassee, FL (August 26, 2015) —  On August 26, 1920 the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting women the right to vote. Passage of this amendment was the culmination of a movement that took decades to realize. Now, 95 years later, Women’s Equality Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the progress…

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Commission Honors Outstanding Women for Volunteer Work in their Communities

Tallahassee, FL (August 19, 2015) — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women will honor the following outstanding women with a FCSW Florida Achievement Award  for their work in improving the lives of women and families in their communities: Mary Jane Arrington of Kissimmee Carolyn Fennell of Orlando Kathleen Johnson of Tallahassee Kimberly Leach…

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Commission Seeks Nominations for 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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Commission to Host Community Conversations in 2015

In the spirit of our mission to be focused on the status of Florida’s women and families, the Commission hosted and supported 16 informational conversations with the women in our communities during the Fall of 2014, with the assistance of women’s commissions and organizations from across Florida. In addition, online and written surveys were made…

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FCSW Recognizes Equal Pay Day

  Tuesday, April 14, 2015 is the national observance of Equal Pay Day, the day when citizens around the country recognize the wage gap between working women and men. The Florida Commission on the Status of Women will be joining the Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women, the Hillsborough County Board of County…

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Florida Women’s Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations

  Nominations for the 2016 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame are now being accepted through July 15, 2015 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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Upcoming Commission Meetings and Activities

Second Quarterly Meeting Wednesday, July 8, 2015 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel 3841 North Roosevelt Boulevard Key West, FL 33040 Third Quarterly Meeting Friday, September 11, 2015 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Winter Park, FL *Times and dates for meetings and events may vary.  Please contact the Florida Commission on the…

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2015 Women’s Day at the Capitol: Uniting to Make an Impact

Join the Florida Commission on the Status of Women and our partners from across Florida for a day dedicated to informing and motivating women to engage in the legislative process. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the process and the tools needed to be leaders on policy changes impacting women. Women’s Day offers legislative…

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