About The

The Florida Commission on the Status of Women is a nonpartisan board, statutorily created in 1991, The Commission’s mandate is to study and make recommendations to the Governor, Cabinet, and Legislature on issues affecting women. These recommendations are presented in the form of an annual report that is distributed in the first quarter of each year.


Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. The Commission was created over three decades ago by the Florida Legislature with the mission of raising awareness and celebrating the contributions and successes of women and girls. The Commission has continued to grow and strengthen into a diverse group of leaders working together for the betterment of women and girls in Florida

I am humbled to serve this year as chair. I was appointed to the Commission in 2018 by Jimmy Patronis, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer. I accepted wholeheartedly and was eager to serve and learn more. Since then, I have chaired the Public Policy Committee and dove into roles as treasurer and vice chair. In the last few years, I have learned so much about the Commission and the vital role it serves in our state.

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Voices of Florida Women Survey

The goal of this study is to identify key issues facing women, understand critical needs women and their communities perceive as important, build trust with constituents, and highlight the diverse viewpoints of all segments of the population from across the state. In particular, the study places a special focus on women between the ages of 18 and 24, a population previously underrepresented in research.

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