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The California Blueprint For Women’s Pandemic Economic Recovery

The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (CCSWG) released the California Blueprint for Women’s Pandemic Economic Recovery on November 1, 2022. The first of its kind, the Blueprint is designed as a foundational document that explores the unique economic impact the pandemic had on California women using specific state-level metrics such as Unemployment Insurance, debt levels, and CalFresh Benefits with comparisons to national data.

This report provides key insights on the status of women and serves as a call to action for the future. CCSWG’s Blueprint explores in-depth the intersectionality of COVID’s impact on women, their families and the state’s economic standing. It makes policy recommendations and overall, makes a case for public policymaking and crisis response using a gender lens. 


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Women’s Recovery Response

The Commission is facilitating a statewide Women’s Recovery Response in the wake of COVID-19. Please click below to learn more about this program and our grantees.


2021 CCSWG Annual Report

This is the Commission’s first Annual Report and we are honored to announce that it has been recognized as a 2022 Gold Stevie Winner in The 20th annual American Business Awards®!


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California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls Chair Lauren BabbSecond Vice Chair Erica Courtney and Interim Executive Director Holly Martinez at a strategic planning session for the California Women’s Recovery Response.

2021-2022 Commission Meetings

Notice and the agendas are available on our website here and contain a new Zoom link and dial in number for each meeting. Please mute the web stream audio on your electronic device (i.e. computer, tablet, smartphone) when listening or speaking on the phone. View all Commission Posts and search our directory for local women’s commissions.

December 6, 2021

11AM – 1PM

April 5, 2022

11AM – 1PM

August 30, 2022

11AM – 1PM

February 25, 2022

11AM – 1PM

June 27, 2022

9AM – 11AM

December 9, 2022

11AM – 1PM

About the Commission

For more than 50 years, the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls has identified and worked to eliminate inequities in state laws, practices, and conditions that affect California’s women and girls. Established as a state agency with 17 appointed commissioners in 1965, the Commission regularly assesses gender equity in health, safety, employment, education, and equal representation in the military, and the media. The Commission provides leadership through research, policy and program development, education, outreach and collaboration, advocacy, and strategic partnerships.

*All references to ‘women and girls’ include gender-expansive individuals (cis women and girls, trans women and girls, nonbinary individuals, gender-nonconforming individuals, genderqueer individuals, and any women or girl identified individuals).


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Press Releases

NOTICE OF MEETINGCalifornia Commission on the Status of Women and GirlsExecutive Committee MeetingFriday, December 9, 202211:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83501877472Or Telephone:Dial:USA 214...

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Lauren Babb

Commission Chair

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Holly Martinez

Executive Director

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Gavin Newsom


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