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…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.
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…Details
Commission Honors Women with Spirit of Community Award Tallahassee, FL (November 5, 2018) — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women will honor the following outstanding women with the 2018 Spirit of Community Award (formerly the FCSW Achievement Award) for their work in improving the lives of women and families in their communities: Stephanie…Details
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…Details
ORLANDO, FL — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women today inducted three new members into the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame at a distinguished ceremony in Orlando as a part of the Future of Florida Forum. Celebrating its 36th anniversary, the Hall of Fame honored 2018 inductees Adela Hernandez Gonzmart, Lee Bird Leavengood and…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
FLORIDA COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF WOMEN’S HISTORY ESSAY CONTEST Tallahassee, FL (February 7, 2018) — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women (FCSW) honored the winners of its 3rd annual Women’s History Essay Contest today during a celebration luncheon at the 22nd floor of the Florida Capitol as part of…Details