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 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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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 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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