ORLANDO, FL — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women today inducted the state’s 100th member into Florida Women’s Hall of Fame at a distinguished ceremony in Orlando as a part of the Future of Florida Forum. Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the Hall of Fame honored 2017 inductees Mary Lou Baker (Pinellas County), Kathleen…Details
The Florida Commission on the Status of Women’s goal is to provide communication, promotion and collaboration among the hundreds of organizations working in all 67 counties that are focused on the welfare of the women of Florida. We are all interested in improving the well-being of Florida women and girls – and by extension, all Floridians. In doing so, we strive to be a resource for lawmakers, businesses, and residents so they have a better understanding of these important issues.
Each year, the Commission engages in numerous activities with the focus of raising awareness and celebrating the contributions and successes of all Floridians, along with providing a collaborate platform for those seeking information on issues that affect women, girls and their families in our state.
Tallahassee, FL (September 1, 2017) — Florida Governor Rick Scott has selected three outstanding Florida women for induction into the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame – Mary Lou Baker, Kathleen “Scotty” Culp, and Katherine Fernandez Rundle. Governor Scott chose the three women from a list of 10 distinguished nominees selected by the Florida Commission on…Details
Tallahassee, FL (July 19, 2017) — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women (FCSW) announced today the appointment of Florida State Representative Heather Fitzenhagen by Speaker of the House Richard Corcoran. Originally from Dallas, Texas, graduated from Hollins University with a BA in political science and earned her J.D. from Nova Southeastern University Law School.…Details
Tallahassee, FL (May 5, 2017) — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women (FCSW) announced today the appointment of Madelyn E. Butler, MD, to the FCSW by Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam. Commissioner Butler was born in Cuba and immigrated to the United States with her family at a young age. She spent her childhood in Georgia, then…Details
Tallahassee, FL (May 4, 2017) — 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 2017 inductees into the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. As is customary, the Governor will…Details
Tallahassee, FL (April 3, 2017) — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women (FCSW) announced today the appointments of Karin Hoffman and Marilyn Stout to the FCSW by Attorney General Pam Bondi. Commissioner Karin Hoffman of Lighthouse Point has a family-run business, Sonshine Educational Tours, founded by her mother, which has been serving educators and students…Details
FLORIDA COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN LAUNCHES ON-LINE FLORIDA WOMEN”S RESOURCE DIRECTORY Tallahassee, FL (March 17, 2017) — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women (FCSW) proudly announces the launch of its new online resource directory located at fcsw.net/resources/directory/. The directory currently includes more than 250 listings of organizations vital to improving the status…Details
FLORIDA COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF WOMEN’S HISTORY ESSAY CONTEST Tallahassee, FL (March 8, 2017) — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women (FCSW) announced today the winners of its 2nd Annual Women’s History Essay Contest. The winners of the 6-7 grades category are: 1st Place – Autumn Rhodes, Paul Laurence Dunbar…Details
Tallahassee, FL February 16, 2017) — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women (FCSW) announced today the appointment of Jennifer Canady to the FCSW by Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam. Jennifer is the Director of the RISE Institute at Lakeland Christian School, focused on research, innovation, STEM learning, and entrepreneurship with 6th through 12th-grade students.…Details
Tallahassee, FL (January 18, 2017) — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women (FCSW) announced today the election of its 2017 Officers. “We welcome these new officers, who make up our 2017 executive committee. Each brings valuable perspectives from the areas of business, law, and public service, as well as a commitment to our mission…Details