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.
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.
7.9 Million Dollar Investment in Women's Recovery ResponseThe California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is honored to announce that the state budget includes additional one-time funding of 7.9 million dollars, 5 million of which will be utilized to facilitate a statewide Women’s Recovery Response in the wake of COVID-19. The Commission thanks the Governor and the California Legislature, especially Budget staff and Chairs Senator Nancy Skinner and Assemblymember Phil Ting, and Women’s Caucus Chair Assemblymember Christina Garcia, for their commitment to California’s women and girls.
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Happy Disability Pride Month!In addition to promoting awareness, acceptance, and inclusion, Disability Pride Month celebrates the history, culture, the unique experiences that people with disabilities experience, and the contributions each individual with differing abilities offers to society.
*Image: Disability Pride Flag, designed by Ann Magill
Welcome Our New Executive Committee Officers!The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls has elected a new slate of Executive Committee members who will lead the work of the Commission. The Commission is committed to leading the work to understand impact of COVID-19 on women and families and helping to support recovery efforts at every level. The subject experts leading the Commission's new executive committee are well positioned to make these goals a reality.
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Claim Your Seat563. That's how many board seats need to be filled with women at CA public companies THIS year. Are women a looking to join a corporate board? Check out the California Partner Project's resources hub to find a match and #ClaimYourSeat
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SB 65 - Maternal Care & ServicesCalifornia is failing birthing moms and babies - particularly those of color. More birthing people and babies die in the U.S. than in most other high income countries - and many of these deaths are preventable. SB 65 takes a comprehensive approach to improving outcomes for birthing parents and babies and by closing racial disparities in maternal and infant death and near-death
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New Corporations Sign California Equal Pay PledgeCalifornia First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (CCWSG) announced on Equal Pay Day that Adobe, Mattel, and Twitter were among the eight new companies to sign the California Equal Pay Pledge, bring the total number of companies who have signed
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2020-2021 Commission Meetings
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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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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