Join the FCSW at the 2018 Women’s Legislative Education Summit!

The Florida Commission on the Status of Women and our partners from across Florida are proud to present a forum dedicated to educating women about the legislative process. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how ideas become laws and learn the tools needed to be leaders in their communities.This annual event is one of education and inspiration, providing a unique opportunity to observe the legislative process in action. Come to learn from experienced professionals, develop personal relationships and be inspired to work with like-minded organizations to create a better state for the women and families of Florida. February 6-7, 2018 will be filled with networking and learning about how the real-life legislative process works. This is a non-partisan, educational event. Please call 850-414-3531 for additional details.

Important Information for Attendees

Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Legislative Education Summit. We expect nearly 200 women to be in attendance at this annual event, so plan to arrive early and have a great time networking and learning the legislative process. We are in Tallahassee to learn and network. This is a non-partisan educational event serving all women across Florida, so please be respectful of others’ viewpoints. Below are links to helpful information that will make your time in Tallahassee much more enjoyable, including information on parking, weather and more. The program will kick off with a Welcome Reception at 5:30 PM on February 6 at the Historic Capitol. Business attire is appropriate. Please, no jeans or shorts. You will be doing a lot of walking in and around the Capitol Complex, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes. The event includes a reception and lunch on Wednesday.

When you are entering government buildings, please take security seriously. All security checkpoints include a metal detector. Anything that would be considered a weapon will be confiscated.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018 –  Click on Session Title or Location to Learn More



Optional Events:
House Committee Meetings
Senate Committee Meetings
Tour Capitol
*Self-arranged appointments



5:30 PM Capitol Reception / FCSW Installation of Officers Historic Capitol Senate Chambers

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 –  
Click on Session Title or Location to Learn More
9:00 AM Networking and Registration R. A. Gray Building, Heritage Auditorium
9:30 AM Welcome and Introductions  
10:00 AM Channeling Passion into Change  
11:00 AM Women on Boards and Commissions  
Noon FCSW Women’s History Celebration Luncheon Florida Capitol 22nd Floor
1:45 PM Group Photo Steps of the Capitol
2:00 PM Women in Leadership: Expanding Influence and Leading Change Cabinet Meeting Room, Lower Level, The Capitol
3:00 PM Mobilizing for a Cause Cabinet Meeting Room, Lower Level, The Capitol
3:30 PM Florida Women’s Town Hall Cabinet Meeting Room, Lower Level, The Capitol
4:45 PM Closing Remarks


*Please note that additional speakers will be joining the event as Session schedules allow. All times are subject to change.

This event would not have been possible without the generous support numerous organizations and the FCSW Foundation, Inc.