International Visitor Leadership Program: Uganda
The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls met with a delegation of female writers from Uganda through the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program. The Commission Chair and staff led an in-depth discussion regarding the Equal Pay Program and the global impacts of gender parity with regards to pay. This program regularly brings visitors from around the world to Sacramento and the Commission is poised to build a lasting partnership with the World Trade Center Northern California which manages the program locally.
A Golden State Suffrage Centennial Celebration
Commissioner Rebecca Bauer-Kahan attended “California Votes for Women: A Golden State Suffrage Centennial Celebration,” hosted by First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom featuring a fireside chat with U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019.
YIMBY CA Leadership Briefing
Commission Chair Alisha Wilkins and 1st Vice-Chair Katie Buckland from the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls joined California Yes in My Backyard (YIMBY CA) for a special Leadership Briefing, “New Research about Women of Color and California’s Housing Crisis” at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, in Los Angeles.
LACW & CCSWG Joint Meeting
The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls and the City of Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women joined together for a collaborative meeting on November 15, 2019. Each Commission presented work from the previous year and heard reports from several local commissions. The meeting was joined by representatives from Mayor Garcetti’s office and LA City Council Representatives David E. Ryu and Monica Rodriguez.
Black Women's Equal Pay Day
First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom moderates a discussion with Assemblymember Shirley Webber and former Editor in Chief of Teen Vogue, Elaine Welteroth at the Black Women’s Equal Pay Day event at CSUS.
In the lead-up to the 2020 United State of Women Summit, The United State Of Women is convening communities across the country and equipping women with the tools they need to keep fighting for gender equity. The Commission was represented at #GalvanizeCA by Executive Director Kendra Harris who spoke regarding the #EqualPayCA initiative. Tina Tchen, CEO of TIme’s Up, a key partner in the initiative, led a fireside chat.
Every year, women in California lose 78.6 billion dollars to the pay gap. In 2016, California passed the strongest equal pay laws in the country – but passing a law is only the first step.
That’s why the Office of the First Partner, The CA Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, and TIME’S UP have joined forces to spread the word to both employers and employees about how to close the pay gap.
Join the Commission and the Office of the First Partner in taking the Pay Equity Pledge.
When you sign the pledge, your company commits to conduct an annual company-wide gender pay analysis; review hiring and promotion processes to reduce bias and barriers; and identify and promote other best practices that will close the pay gap. The following companies have signed our equal pay pledge:
AirBnB | Apple | AT&T | Autodesk | Box | Branch Metrics | Children’s Home of Stockton | Cisco | Drift | The Grateful Dog, Inc | First Capitol | Gap Inc. | Gusto | Ike Robotics | Intel | Lending Club | Maxim Integrated | Medallia Inc. | Metromile | Ripple Foods | Salesforce | Shutterfly | Simplecast | Social Glass | Square | SunRun Inc. | Sunshine Sachs | Uber | Zynga
About the Commission
Go to Meeting Notices for the annual Commission meeting schedule, meeting notices, and materials.
Visit the California Pay Equity Task Force page for materials.
NOTICE OF MEETING
California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls
Executive Committee Meeting
December 12, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
900 N. Street, Suite 390, Sacramento, CA
Website Accessibility Certification
Commission on the Status of Women and Girls
July 1, 2019
The undersigned certify that, as of June 28, 2019, the internet website of the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is designed, developed and maintained to be in compliance with California Government Code Sections 7405 and 11135, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, or a subsequent version, July 1, 2019, published by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium at a minimum Level AA success criteria.
Kendra Harris Gary Renslo
June 28, 2019 June 28, 2019
Executive Director Chief Information Officer