Hello and welcome to the California Commission on the Status of Women & Girls! The Commission works in a culturally inclusive manner to promote equality and justice for all women and girls by advocating on their behalf with the Governor, the Legislature and other public policymakers, and by educating the public. 


Upcoming Events & Advocacy Items

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

The state budget includes additional funding which the Commission will use to facilitate a statewide Women’s Recovery Response in the wake of Covid-19. The Commission’s commitment to post-pandemic recovery at the local level for the women and girls who were hit the hardest by this disaster is unwavering, and it is critical that we receive your input on how you have been impacted by this crisis. Please click below to access our public survey – your voice is important!

Equality of Rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the
United States or by any state on account of sex.”

The ERA Coalition is comprised of some 200 national and local partner and supporter organizations across the country, including CCSWG, representing millions of advocates working for the equality of all. This is a very critical time for the Equal Rights Amendment. The U.S. House has removed the ERA time limit and now the U.S. Senate must act.

2020-2021 Commission Meetings

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April 12, 2021

11AM – 1PM

September 28, 2021

11AM – 1PM

June 14, 2021

11AM – 1PM

December 6, 2021

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.





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What’s New?


US Department of Labor Women's Bureau

MSMU Status of Women and Girls Report


CA Women's Well-Being Index

CA State Legislative Women's Caucus

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Contact Us


925 L Street #345

Sacramento, CA 95814



Phone Number

(916) 496 – 5770

Lauren Babb

Commission Chair

View Lauren's Bio

Holly Martinez

Interim Executive Director

View Holly's Bio

Gavin Newsom


Governor's Website