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. 



Welcome New Commissioners

Joely Proudfit (Luiseño/Payómkawichum)

Commissioner Proudfit serves as Director of California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center, Department Chair of American Indian Studies at CSU San Marcos, and Executive Director of California’s American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival. Dr. Proudfit is the Owner & President of Naqmayam Communications and Native Media Strategies, LLC. 

Nichol Whiteman

Commissioner Whiteman is the Chief Executive Officer of the award-winning Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation. Under Nichol’s leadership, LADF tackles the most pressing problems facing Los Angeles with a mission to improve education, healthcare, homelessness and social justice. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.

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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Latest Press Release


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